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PROGRESSIVE SCORE Progressive Score
Rank Member of Congress Party State Crucial Votes % Overall % State Tilt vs. State Tilt
Lifetime 2015-16 Lifetime 2015-16 % Rating
1TIE Baldwin, Tammy D WI 96.94 100.00 99.19 100.00 Leaning Dem + 16.94 rank 5
1TIE Booker, Cory D NJ 96.55 100.00 99.11 100.00 Strong Dem + 13.22 rank 5
1TIE Boxer, Barbara D CA 94.82 100.00 95.53 100.00 Strong Dem + 11.49 rank 5
1TIE Brown, Sherrod D OH 96.56 100.00 98.67 100.00 Swing + 19.89 rank 5
1TIE Cantwell, Maria D WA 86.40 100.00 92.12 100.00 Strong Dem + 3.07 rank 5
1TIE Cardin, Ben D MD 94.44 100.00 98.04 100.00 Strong Dem + 11.11 rank 5
1TIE Durbin, Dick D IL 95.46 100.00 96.21 100.00 Strong Dem + 12.13 rank 5
1TIE Feinstein, Dianne D CA 80.14 100.00 87.60 100.00 Strong Dem - 3.19 rank 5
1TIE Gillibrand, Kirsten D NY 94.08 100.00 98.05 100.00 Strong Dem + 10.75 rank 5
1TIE Leahy, Pat D VT 90.34 100.00 93.54 100.00 Strong Dem + 7.01 rank 5
1TIE Markey, Ed D MA 98.46 100.00 99.45 100.00 Strong Dem + 15.13 rank 5
1TIE Menendez, Bob D NJ 93.82 100.00 97.27 100.00 Strong Dem + 10.49 rank 5
1TIE Merkley, Jeff D OR 94.38 100.00 97.29 100.00 Strong Dem + 11.05 rank 5
1TIE Mikulski, Barbara D MD 87.89 100.00 92.40 100.00 Strong Dem + 4.56 rank 5
1TIE Murphy, Chris D CT 95.96 100.00 98.78 100.00 Strong Dem + 12.63 rank 5
1TIE Murray, Patty D WA 88.18 100.00 92.07 100.00 Strong Dem + 4.85 rank 5
1TIE Reed, Jack D RI 96.46 100.00 97.36 100.00 Strong Dem + 13.13 rank 5
1TIE Schatz, Brian D HI 94.23 100.00 98.76 100.00 Strong Dem + 10.90 rank 5
1TIE Schumer, Chuck D NY 91.02 100.00 94.32 100.00 Strong Dem + 7.69 rank 5
1TIE Shaheen, Jeanne D NH 87.68 100.00 95.03 100.00 Swing + 11.01 rank 5
1TIE Warren, Elizabeth D MA 94.90 100.00 98.78 100.00 Strong Dem + 11.57 rank 5
1TIE Whitehouse, Sheldon D RI 95.32 100.00 97.96 100.00 Strong Dem + 11.99 rank 5
23TIE Blumenthal, Richard D CT 94.95 93.33 98.17 97.73 Strong Dem + 11.62 rank 5
23TIE Hirono, Mazie D HI 95.96 93.33 99.19 97.73 Strong Dem + 12.63 rank 5
23TIE Nelson, Bill D FL 78.42 93.33 87.13 95.45 Swing + 1.75 rank 5
23TIE Peters, Gary D MI 93.33 93.33 97.73 97.73 Leaning Dem + 13.33 rank 5
23TIE Sanders, Bernie I VT 95.28 93.33 97.12 97.73 Strong Dem + 11.95 rank 5
23TIE Stabenow, Debbie Ann D MI 87.64 93.33 93.29 97.73 Leaning Dem + 7.64 rank 5
29TIE Coons, Chris D DE 86.38 92.86 95.50 97.56 Leaning Dem + 6.38 rank 5
29TIE Franken, Al D MN 96.23 92.86 98.50 97.50 Leaning Dem + 16.23 rank 5
29TIE Wyden, Ron D OR 86.29 92.86 90.91 97.67 Strong Dem + 2.96 rank 5
32TIE King, Angus I ME 75.76 86.67 93.10 93.18 Leaning Dem - 4.24 rank 5
32TIE Udall, Tom D NM 92.18 86.67 97.60 95.45 Leaning Dem + 12.18 rank 5
34TIE Heinrich, Martin D NM 84.85 80.00 96.36 93.18 Leaning Dem + 4.85 rank 5
34TIE Kaine, Tim D VA 79.80 80.00 95.49 90.91 Swing + 3.13 rank 5
36TIE Casey, Bob D PA 84.95 66.67 93.88 86.36 Leaning Dem + 4.95 rank 5
36TIE Klobuchar, Amy D MN 82.80 66.67 91.69 88.64 Leaning Dem + 2.80 rank 5
38 Carper, Tom D DE 71.96 53.33 83.99 81.82 Leaning Dem - 8.04 rank 5
39 Warner, Mark D VA 73.64 46.67 89.77 73.81 Swing - 3.03 rank 5
40TIE Bennet, Michael D CO 76.26 40.00 90.46 72.73 Swing - 0.41 rank 5
40TIE Tester, Jon D MT 76.12 40.00 88.46 77.27 Leaning Rep + 2.79 rank 5
42 Heitkamp, Heidi D ND 66.67 33.33 87.22 47.73 Leaning Rep - 6.66 rank 5
43TIE Donnelly, Joe D IN 66.33 26.67 88.41 61.36 Leaning Rep - 7.00 rank 5
43TIE Kirk, Mark1 R IL 14.55 26.67 21.11 24.39 Strong Dem - 68.78 rank 5
43TIE Manchin, Joe D WV 59.40 26.67 76.41 43.18 Strong Rep - 10.60 rank 5
46TIE Ayotte, Kelly R NH 6.76 20.00 18.28 36.36 Swing - 69.91 rank 5
46TIE Collins, Susan R ME 27.75 20.00 39.35 36.36 Leaning Dem - 52.25 rank 5
46TIE McCaskill, Claire D MO 70.62 20.00 81.27 61.90 Leaning Rep - 2.71 rank 5
49 Graham, Lindsey R SC 4.93 15.38 10.27 17.65 Leaning Rep - 68.40 rank 5
50TIE Alexander, Lamar R TN 2.22 13.33 12.60 18.18 Strong Rep - 67.78 rank 5
50TIE Corker, Bob R TN 2.87 13.33 12.28 6.82 Strong Rep - 67.13 rank 5
50TIE McCain, John R AZ 12.02 13.33 13.15 4.76 Leaning Rep - 61.31 rank 5
50TIE Portman, Rob R OH 5.33 13.33 11.61 6.82 Swing - 71.34 rank 5
54 Capito, Shelley R WV 7.14 7.14 2.33 2.33 Strong Rep - 62.86 rank 5
55TIE Blunt, Roy R MO 6.31 6.67 12.80 2.27 Leaning Rep - 67.02 rank 5
55TIE Burr, Richard R NC 2.43 6.67 4.71 9.09 Swing - 74.24 rank 5
55TIE Flake, Jeff R AZ 3.09 6.67 17.88 4.55 Leaning Rep - 70.24 rank 5
55TIE Gardner, Cory R CO 6.67 6.67 9.09 9.09 Swing - 70.00 rank 5
55TIE Hatch, Orrin R UT 3.10 6.67 7.89 2.33 Strong Rep - 66.90 rank 5
55TIE Heller, Dean R NV 20.79 6.67 17.53 6.82 Swing - 55.88 rank 5
55TIE Murkowski, Lisa R AK 9.03 6.67 25.62 2.27 Leaning Rep - 64.30 rank 5
55TIE Paul, Rand R KY 6.70 6.67 7.41 9.09 Strong Rep - 63.30 rank 5
55TIE Rounds, Mike R SD 6.67 6.67 2.27 2.27 Leaning Rep - 66.66 rank 5
55TIE Thune, John R SD 3.78 6.67 5.84 2.27 Leaning Rep - 69.55 rank 5
55TIE Tillis, Thom R NC 6.67 6.67 2.27 2.27 Swing - 70.00 rank 5
55TIE Toomey, Pat R PA 3.59 6.67 6.47 2.27 Leaning Dem - 76.41 rank 5
67TIE Barrasso, John R WY 1.02 0.00 2.80 0.00 Strong Rep - 68.98 rank 5
67TIE Boozman, John R AR 2.25 0.00 6.71 0.00 Strong Rep - 67.75 rank 5
67TIE Cassidy, Bill R LA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Strong Rep - 70.00 rank 5
67TIE Coats, Dan R IN 4.64 0.00 8.06 0.00 Leaning Rep - 68.69 rank 5
67TIE Cochran, Thad R MS 3.59 0.00 11.02 0.00 Strong Rep - 66.41 rank 5
67TIE Cornyn, John R TX 1.42 0.00 3.32 0.00 Strong Rep - 68.58 rank 5
67TIE Cotton, Tom R AR 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Strong Rep - 70.00 rank 5
67TIE Crapo, Mike R ID 1.72 0.00 3.94 0.00 Strong Rep - 68.28 rank 5
67TIE Cruz, Ted R TX 3.19 0.00 2.17 4.65 Strong Rep - 66.81 rank 5
67TIE Daines, Steve R MT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Leaning Rep - 73.33 rank 5
67TIE Enzi, Mike R WY 1.77 0.00 3.44 0.00 Strong Rep - 68.23 rank 5
67TIE Ernst, Joni R IA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Swing - 76.67 rank 5
67TIE Fischer, Deb R NE 0.00 0.00 2.83 0.00 Strong Rep - 70.00 rank 5
67TIE Grassley, Chuck R IA 5.39 0.00 8.21 2.27 Swing - 71.28 rank 5
67TIE Hoeven, John R ND 4.93 0.00 13.99 0.00 Leaning Rep - 68.40 rank 5
67TIE Inhofe, Jim R OK 1.84 0.00 3.15 0.00 Strong Rep - 68.16 rank 5
67TIE Isakson, Johnny R GA 1.62 0.00 7.03 0.00 Leaning Rep - 71.71 rank 5
67TIE Johnson, Ron R WI 0.89 0.00 2.62 0.00 Leaning Dem - 79.11 rank 5
67TIE Lankford, James R OK 0.00 0.00 2.27 2.27 Strong Rep - 70.00 rank 5
67TIE Lee, Mike R UT 6.33 0.00 4.93 2.86 Strong Rep - 63.67 rank 5
67TIE McConnell, Mitch R KY 1.84 0.00 3.95 4.55 Strong Rep - 68.16 rank 5
67TIE Moran, Jerry R KS 4.17 0.00 7.96 0.00 Strong Rep - 65.83 rank 5
67TIE Perdue, David R GA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Leaning Rep - 73.33 rank 5
67TIE Reid, Harry D NV 77.27 0.00 86.33 0.00 Swing + 0.60 rank 5
67TIE Risch, James R ID 0.56 0.00 2.64 0.00 Strong Rep - 69.44 rank 5
67TIE Roberts, Pat R KS 1.34 0.00 6.05 0.00 Strong Rep - 68.66 rank 5
67TIE Rubio, Marco R FL 2.79 0.00 7.92 4.17 Swing - 73.88 rank 5
67TIE Sasse, Ben R NE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Strong Rep - 70.00 rank 5
67TIE Scott, Tim R SC 1.02 0.00 1.45 0.00 Leaning Rep - 72.31 rank 5
67TIE Sessions, Jeff R AL 2.40 0.00 4.39 0.00 Strong Rep - 67.60 rank 5
67TIE Shelby, Richard R AL 6.97 0.00 11.60 0.00 Strong Rep - 63.03 rank 5
67TIE Sullivan, Dan R AK 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Leaning Rep - 73.33 rank 5
67TIE Vitter, David R LA 4.50 0.00 6.16 0.00 Strong Rep - 65.50 rank 5
67TIE Wicker, Roger R MS 2.61 0.00 9.60 0.00 Strong Rep - 67.39 rank 5

1Member's score adjusted - medical absence

State Tilt

We've assessed the State or District Tilt of each political jurisdiction as indicated below. The assessments are based on what could reasonably be expected to happen in an open seat (no incumbent running) race where no scandal was attached to either candidate. The odds calculations are based on a moderately liberal Democrat's chances of winning [NOT a conservative Democrat] in that State or District against a Republican candidate.

Strong Democratic District = 80-100% chance moderately liberal Democrat wins open seat general election.

Leaning Democratic District = 60-80% chance moderately liberal Democrat wins open seat general election.

Marginal = 40-60% chance moderately liberal Democrat wins open seat general election.

Leaning Republican = 20-40% chance moderately liberal Democrat wins open seat general election.

Strong Republican = 0-20% chance moderately liberal Democrat wins open seat general election.

Progressive Score vs. State Tilt

The “%” and “Rating” columns underneath the “Progressive Score vs. State Tilt” are two different ways of measuring the same thing. They both measure how naughty or nice a member of Congress' voting record has been relative to how hospitable his/her state is to a moderate to liberal Democrat. We're grading on a curve. A 5 star in the “Rating” column indicates members of Congress who are doing the best in terms of voting MORE progressively than could necessarily be expected given their states. Those with a 1 star are performing the worst in relation to their states.

We do this in a 3 step process:

  1. We start with Progressive Punch's Lifetime Crucial Votes score for each member of Congress.

  2. We identify which of five categories of Democratic strength that member of Congress belongs in (Strong Dem/ Leaning Dem/ Swing/ Leaning Rep/ Strong Rep). To see which of those five categories a given member of Congress is in, view the “District Tilt” category for House members & the “State Tilt” column for Senators.

    [Our assessments of the districts & states are just that, assessments of the districts & states themselves NOT at all how politically comfortable or weak the given member of Congress is in his or her district.]

    For each one of the five categories, there is a minimum percentage that we consider acceptable using the Progressive Punch Lifetime Crucial Votes scores. The percentages that we consider acceptable are:

    Strong Dem83.33 (B)
    Leaning Dem80.00 (B-)
    Swing76.67 (C+)
    Leaning Rep73.33 (C)
    Strong Rep.70.00 (C-)
  3. We then subtract the minimum acceptable percentages listed above in number 2 from that member's Actual Lifetime Crucial Votes percentage. And that's how we come up with the percentage numbers under the “%” underneath the Progressive Score vs. State Tilt column.

    So for example, as of 1/20/09 Raul Grijalva (Dem – Arizona 7th) had a Lifetime Crucial Votes score of 96.77%. We have him in a Strong Democratic district. The minimum acceptable Lifetime Crucial Votes score for a Strong Democratic district we have as 83.33%. Subtract 83.33% (minimum desired) from 96.77% (actual) and you get 13.44% which puts him in first place among all Democrats in the House and in fact among all House members in general. So Representative Grijalva is the best example of Nice!

    Conversely Joe Donnelly (Dem – Indiana 2nd) has a Lifetime Crucial Votes Score of 33.33%. We have him in a Leaning Democratic district where the minimum Lifetime Crucial Votes score to be acceptable is 80.00%. Subtract 80.00% (minimum desired) from 33.33% (actual) and you get -46.67%. In other words Donnelly is failing, and by a lot.

The “Rating” column with the 1 – 5 stars in it is a quick and dirty graphic indication of how well a member is performing in terms of voting record compared to their district.

+6.67% and above = 5 stars (we'd say go out and work for these people)

+3.33% to +6.66% = 4 stars (worthy of support)

Zero to +3.32% = 3 stars (acceptable)

-3.33% to Zero = 2 stars (tolerable)

< -3.33% = 1 star (intolerable, although “intolerable” members from Strong Republican districts probably aren't worth fighting with)