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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 42%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 64%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 76%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 59%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 24%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 49%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 53%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 74%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 61%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 87%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 76%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 41%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 64%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 24%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 96%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 62%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 94%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 81%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 24%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 28%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 35%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 41%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 15%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 35%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 41%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 29%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 84%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 76%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 35%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 47%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 24%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 52%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 81%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 69%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 46%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 29%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 69%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 24%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 87%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 64%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 84%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 29%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 68%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 15%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 61%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 41%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 76%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 35%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 44%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 41%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 74%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 87%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 49%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 48%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 77%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 24%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 73%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 72%

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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