Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Social)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 30%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 30%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 73%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 32%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 36%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 32%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 17%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 14%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 85%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 21%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 65%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 9%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 65%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 9%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 21%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 34%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 56%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 70%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 39%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 50%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 38%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 66%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 21%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 30%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 78%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 43%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 34%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 81%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 85%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 62%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 41%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 14%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 85%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 63%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 44%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 34%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 18%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long Republican 9%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 30%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 30%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 73%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 32%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 36%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 38%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 85%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 21%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 60%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 32%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 85%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 65%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 73%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 85%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 76%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 62%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 81%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 85%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 9%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 17%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 75%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 81%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 81%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 85%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 85%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 85%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 85%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 21%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 78%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 14%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 85%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 85%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 21%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 62%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 65%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 9%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 74%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 85%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 85%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 65%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 67%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 9%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 21%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 27%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 81%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 34%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 81%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 85%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 85%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 56%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 62%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 85%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 70%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 75%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 39%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 85%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 71%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 85%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 85%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 50%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 38%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 66%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 21%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 30%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 78%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 43%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 34%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 85%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 85%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 63%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 85%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 85%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 64%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 85%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 81%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 85%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 62%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 81%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga R 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 41%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 14%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 85%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 63%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 85%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 44%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler R 34%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 85%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 18%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long R 9%
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