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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 45%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 34%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 72%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 45%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 12%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 27%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 26%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 12%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 84%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 74%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 56%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 62%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 39%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 97%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 39%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 73%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 96%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 43%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 12%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 97%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 69%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 12%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 74%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 55%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 72%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 76%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 49%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 36%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 39%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 97%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 74%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 53%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
Neil Abercrombie 77%
Gary Ackerman 72%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Wayne Allard 5%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 49%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 72%
Evan Bayh 72%
Bob Bennett 17%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 56%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 56%
Howard Berman 94%
Marion Berry 77%
Judy Biggert 39%
Michael Bilirakis 12%
Jeff Bingaman 72%
Rod Blagojevich 66%
Sherwood Boehlert 51%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 39%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Mary Bono Mack 39%
Robert Borski, Jr. 66%
Leonard Boswell 53%
Rick Boucher 69%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
John Breaux 72%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 36%
Dan Burton 31%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 62%
Herbert Callahan 33%
Dave Camp 25%
Ben Campbell 17%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 80%
Mike Castle 45%
Lincoln Chafee 54%
Saxby Chambliss 22%
Eva Clayton 69%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 62%
Robert Clement 64%

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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