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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

Issues:
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
Bob Filner 94%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 94%
Major Owens 94%
Donald Payne 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
Pete Stark 94%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
Diane Watson 94%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
Jon Corzine 93%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Ed Towns 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Julia Carson 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
John Olver 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Hilda Solis 90%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 87%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
Bill Delahunt 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 87%
Gerald Kleczka 87%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
Martin Olav Sabo 87%
Mel Watt 87%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
Kent Conrad 85%
Russ Feingold 85%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 84%
Lane Evans 84%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 84%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
Albert Wynn 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 81%
Chris Dodd 81%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 81%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 81%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 81%
Daniel Inouye 79%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
Thomas Allen 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 77%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 77%
Darlene Hooley 77%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
Robert Matsui 77%
Karen McCarthy 77%
Michael McNulty 77%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 77%
Ciro Rodriguez 77%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
David Wu 77%
Robert Byrd 76%
Barney Frank 76%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 76%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 76%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 76%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 76%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 75%
Jeff Bingaman 74%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 74%
Byron Dorgan 74%
Dave Obey 74%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 74%
Bart Stupak 74%
Anthony Weiner 74%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 73%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
Brian Baird 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 72%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 72%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 71%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
Hillary Clinton 70%
Martin Meehan 70%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
Jonas Frost III 69%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 69%
William Jefferson 69%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 69%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 69%
Howard Berman 68%
Rick Boucher 68%
Nicholas Lampson 68%
Tom Lantos 68%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 68%
Ted Strickland 68%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 67%
Herb Kohl 67%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
Dale Kildee 66%
James Leach 66%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
Vic Snyder 66%
Gary Ackerman 64%
Shelley Berkley 64%
Leonard Boswell 64%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 64%
Harold Ford, Jr. 64%
Ernest Hollings 64%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 64%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 64%
Silvestre Reyes 64%
Mike Ross 64%
Rob Andrews 62%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 62%
John Edwards 62%
Alan Mollohan 62%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 62%
Norm Dicks 61%
Baron Hill 61%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 61%
Dennis Moore 61%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 61%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 61%
Marion Berry 60%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
Ike Skelton 60%
Ellen Tauscher 60%
Evan Bayh 59%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 59%
Thomas Daschle 59%
Bob Etheridge 59%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 59%
Patrick Kennedy 59%
Peter Deutsch 58%
Calvin Dooley 58%
Chet Edwards 58%
Daniel Graham 58%
Ron Paul 58%
John Spratt, Jr. 58%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 57%

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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