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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 98%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 98%
Paul Wellstone 98%
Brian Baird 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 96%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
Bob Filner 96%
Maurice Hinchey 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 96%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 96%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 96%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
Jim Oberstar 96%
Donald Payne 96%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 96%
Pete Stark 96%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 96%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 94%
Gerald Kleczka 94%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
John Olver 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
Dave Obey 93%
Major Owens 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
David Edward Bonior 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
Barney Frank 91%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 91%
William Luther 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90%
Ed Towns 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 90%
Mel Watt 90%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
Jon Corzine 87%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 87%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 87%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 87%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 87%
Robert Torricelli 87%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 86%
Karen McCarthy 86%
Martin Meehan 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 86%
Anthony Weiner 86%
Albert Wynn 86%
Thomas Allen 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
Eva Clayton 85%
William Coyne 85%
Bill Delahunt 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 84%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84%
Hilda Solis 84%
William Jefferson 83%
Diane Watson 83%
Julia Carson 81%
Lane Evans 81%
John LaFalce 81%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 81%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 81%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 81%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 79%
Darlene Hooley 79%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 77%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 77%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 77%
Tom Lantos 77%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 77%
Robert Matsui 77%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 77%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 76%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 76%
Howard Berman 75%
James Leach 75%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
Ron Paul 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 74%
Max Baucus 74%
Jeff Bingaman 74%
Thomas Daschle 74%
Chris Dodd 74%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 74%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 74%
Daniel Inouye 74%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 74%
Herb Kohl 74%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 74%
Paul Sarbanes 74%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 74%
Jane Harman 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 73%
Michael McNulty 73%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 73%
Ted Strickland 73%
David Wu 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 70%
Gary Ackerman 70%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
Robert Borski, Jr. 70%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 70%
Robert Clement 70%
Peter Deutsch 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 70%
Tony Hall 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 70%
Patrick Kennedy 70%
Nicholas Lampson 70%
Constance Morella 70%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 69%
Carrie Meek 69%
James Barcia 67%
Rick Boucher 67%
Dale Kildee 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 67%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Bart Stupak 67%
Shelley Berkley 66%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 66%
Earl Pomeroy 66%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 66%
Robert Wexler 66%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 65%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 65%
Leonard Boswell 61%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 61%
Robert Byrd 61%
Jean Carnahan 61%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 61%
Hillary Clinton 61%
Gary Condit 61%
Kent Conrad 61%
Norm Dicks 61%
Calvin Dooley 61%
Byron Dorgan 61%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 61%
John Edwards 61%
Chet Edwards 61%
Daniel Graham 61%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 61%
Paul Kanjorski 61%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 61%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 61%
Dennis Moore 61%
Jack Murtha 61%

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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