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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
Bill Delahunt 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
Bob Filner 94%
Barney Frank 94%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 94%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
George Miller 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
John Olver 94%
Major Owens 94%
Donald Payne 94%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
Hilda Solis 94%
Ed Towns 94%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 93%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
Albert Wynn 92%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Tom Harkin 90%
Timothy Johnson 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 89%
John Tierney 89%
Mel Watt 89%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
Julia Carson 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 87%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 87%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 87%
Jon Corzine 86%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
Frank Lautenberg 86%
Karen McCarthy 86%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
Jim Oberstar 86%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
Brian Baird 84%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 84%
Rush Holt, Jr. 84%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 84%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
Dave Obey 84%
Ed Pastor 84%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 84%
Diane Watson 84%
Henry Waxman 84%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Neil Abercrombie 81%
Rick Boucher 81%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 81%
Lane Evans 81%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 81%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 81%
Martin Meehan 81%
Pete Stark 81%
Ted Strickland 81%
Robert Wexler 81%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
William Jefferson 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 79%
Chris Bell 79%
Hillary Clinton 79%
Thomas Daschle 79%
John Dingell 79%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 79%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 79%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 79%
Carl Levin 79%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 79%
Anthony Weiner 79%
Ernest Hollings 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Tim Bishop 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
Robert Matsui 75%
Carolyn McCarthy 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
Mike Michaud 75%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
Chris Dodd 74%
Byron Dorgan 74%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 74%
James Merrill Jeffords 74%
Thomas Allen 73%
Marion Berry 73%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 73%
Ron Paul 73%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
David Wu 73%
Max Baucus 72%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 72%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
Artur Davis 70%
Peter Deutsch 70%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 70%
Jane Harman 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
Darlene Hooley 70%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Denise Majette 70%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 70%
Nick Rahall II 70%
Mike Ross 70%
Martin Olav Sabo 70%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 70%
Bart Stupak 70%
Shelley Berkley 69%
Robert Byrd 69%
Mark Udall 69%
Jonas Frost III 68%
Bart Gordon 68%
Brad Miller 68%
Jim Moran, Jr. 68%
Jay Rockefeller IV 68%
Rob Andrews 66%
Leonard Boswell 66%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 66%
Dale Kildee 66%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 66%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 65%
Harold Ford, Jr. 65%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 65%
Mary Landrieu 65%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 65%
Howard Berman 64%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 64%
Baron Hill 64%
Tom Lantos 64%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 64%
Steve Rothman 64%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 64%
Michael McNulty 63%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
John Tanner 63%
Dennis Cardoza 61%
Jerry Costello 61%
Chet Edwards 61%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 61%
Bob Etheridge 61%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 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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