Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Foreign)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 46%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 27%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 35%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 43%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 62%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 9%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 20%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 30%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 54%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 14%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 78%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 65%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 70%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 27%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 76%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 30%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 16%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 46%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 35%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 65%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 43%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 43%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 14%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 34%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 30%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 89%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 30%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 92%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 84%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 43%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 48%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 16%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 9%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 9%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 9%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long Republican 28%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 46%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 27%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 35%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 43%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 62%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 9%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 20%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 86%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 30%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 69%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 54%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 93%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 89%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 63%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 81%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 93%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 93%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 58%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 86%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 9%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 9%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 88%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 73%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 65%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 85%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 93%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 84%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 86%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 14%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 78%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 93%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 65%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 70%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 27%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 81%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 70%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 63%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 81%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 76%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 67%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 30%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 16%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 46%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 79%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 35%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 83%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 84%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 88%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 35%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 59%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 65%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 80%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 43%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 93%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 88%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 86%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 43%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 73%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 14%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 34%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 30%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 89%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 30%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 20%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 89%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 89%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 73%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 81%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 78%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 60%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 78%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 92%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 84%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 70%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga R 43%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 48%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 16%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 89%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 73%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 86%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 9%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler R 9%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 92%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 9%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long R 28%
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