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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 97%
Bob Filner 97%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 97%
Jim Oberstar 97%
Dave Obey 97%
Donald Payne 97%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 97%
Martin Olav Sabo 97%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 97%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 97%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 96%
Major Owens 96%
Earl Pomeroy 96%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 96%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
Byron Dorgan 95%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
Ed Towns 95%
Howard Berman 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
Thomas Allen 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
John Olver 92%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 92%
Mel Watt 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 89%
Paul Wellstone 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
Brian Baird 85%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 85%
William Coyne 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
Calvin Dooley 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
Barney Frank 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
John LaFalce 85%
Tom Lantos 85%
Robert Matsui 85%
Karen McCarthy 85%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 85%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 85%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 85%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 85%
Vic Snyder 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 84%
Martin Meehan 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Julia Carson 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
Pete Stark 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 79%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 77%
Marion Berry 77%
Lane Evans 77%
Baron Hill 77%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 77%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 77%
William Luther 77%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 77%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 77%
Lynn Woolsey 77%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 76%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 74%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 74%
William Jefferson 74%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 74%
Carrie Meek 74%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 74%
Ted Strickland 74%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 74%
Albert Wynn 74%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 73%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
Gary Ackerman 72%
Max Baucus 72%
Evan Bayh 72%
Jeff Bingaman 72%
John Breaux 72%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 72%
Thomas Daschle 72%
Chris Dodd 72%
John Edwards 72%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 72%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 72%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 72%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 72%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 72%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Rick Boucher 69%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 69%
Eva Clayton 69%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 69%
Norm Dicks 69%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 69%
Chet Edwards 69%
Darlene Hooley 69%
Gerald Kleczka 69%
Nicholas Lampson 69%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 69%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 69%
John Tanner 69%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 68%
Dennis Kucinich 68%
Constance Morella 68%
Bart Stupak 67%
Rod Blagojevich 66%
Robert Borski, Jr. 66%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 66%
Russ Feingold 66%
Jonas Frost III 66%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 66%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 66%
Ciro Rodriguez 66%
Paul Sarbanes 66%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 66%
Robert Clement 64%
Bob Etheridge 64%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 64%
James Maloney 64%
Alan Mollohan 64%
Karen Thurman 64%
Robert Wexler 64%
Tony Hall 63%
Timothy Roemer 63%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Robert Byrd 62%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 62%
Daniel Inouye 62%
Christopher John 62%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 62%
Jerry Costello 61%
James Davis 61%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 61%
David Phelps 61%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 60%
Michael McNulty 60%
Jack Murtha 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
James Barcia 58%

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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