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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 23%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 31%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 3%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 87%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 87%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 74%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 23%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 23%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 35%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 3%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 55%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 87%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 28%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 54%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 34%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 37%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 46%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 77%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 16%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 87%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 68%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 37%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 23%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 54%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 28%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 31%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 65%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 52%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 87%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 42%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 77%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 39%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 28%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 55%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 3%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 28%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 74%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 78%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 60%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 15%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 34%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 3%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 31%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 78%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 3%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 61%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 61%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 31%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 58%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 23%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 23%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 61%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 77%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 85%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 87%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 55%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 35%
John Ashcroft 16%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 27%
James Barcia 49%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 31%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 28%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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