Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 99%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 98%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 98%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 98%
Donald Payne 98%
Martin Olav Sabo 98%
Hilda Solis 98%
Pete Stark 98%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 98%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 98%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 97%
Jim Oberstar 97%
Major Owens 97%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 97%
Bill Delahunt 96%
Bob Filner 96%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 94%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 94%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
John Olver 94%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 94%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
Jon Corzine 93%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 93%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 91%
Barney Frank 91%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 91%
Martin Meehan 91%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 91%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 91%
Ed Towns 91%
Mel Watt 91%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 90%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 90%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 89%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 89%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 89%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 89%
Dave Obey 89%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 89%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 88%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Alan Mollohan 88%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 87%
Lane Evans 87%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 87%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 86%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 86%
Russ Feingold 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 86%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 86%
Paul Sarbanes 86%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 85%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
James Merrill Jeffords 85%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 85%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 85%
Ted Strickland 85%
Jeff Bingaman 84%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 84%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 84%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 83%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 83%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 83%
Diane Watson 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 82%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 82%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 82%
Thomas Allen 81%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 81%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 81%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 81%
Albert Wynn 81%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
Ron Paul 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 79%
William Jefferson 79%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 79%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Norm Dicks 78%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 77%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 77%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 77%
Bart Stupak 77%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 76%
Anthony Weiner 76%
Howard Berman 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
Herb Kohl 75%
Tom Lantos 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 75%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 74%
Chris Dodd 74%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 74%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 74%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 74%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 73%
Jane Harman 73%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 73%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 73%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 72%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 72%
Gary Ackerman 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 71%
Dennis Cardoza 71%
Kent Conrad 71%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 71%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 71%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 70%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 70%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 69%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Marion Berry 68%
Dale Kildee 68%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 68%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 68%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 68%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 68%
Brian Baird 67%
Jerry Costello 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 67%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 67%
Steve Rothman 67%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
Robert Wexler 67%
Artur Davis 66%
Jack Murtha 66%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 65%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 65%
Michael McNulty 65%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 65%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 64%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 64%
Bart Gordon 64%
Daniel Inouye 64%
Robert Matsui 64%
Vic Snyder 64%
Rob Andrews 62%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 62%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 62%
James Davis 62%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 62%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 62%
Robert Byrd 61%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 61%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 61%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 61%
James Leach 61%
Blanche Lincoln 61%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 61%
Max Baucus 60%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Rick Boucher 59%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 59%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 59%
Brad Miller 59%
Dennis Moore 59%
John Spratt, Jr. 59%
Edward Case 58%
Hillary Clinton 58%
Patrick Kennedy 58%
Earl Pomeroy 58%
John Tanner 58%
Gene Taylor 58%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
Chet Edwards 57%
Darlene Hooley 57%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 57%
Mike Ross 57%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 56%
Judy Biggert 55%
James Kolbe 55%
Joe Lieberman 55%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 55%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
Christopher Shays 55%
David Wu 55%
Robert Cramer 54%
Ben Nelson 54%
Evan Bayh 53%
Leonard Boswell 53%
Lincoln Davis 53%
Vern Ehlers 53%
Bob Etheridge 53%
Thomas Holden 53%
Jim Marshall 53%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 53%
Ben Chandler III 52%
Ray LaHood 52%
Ike Skelton 52%
Olympia Snowe 52%
Rodney Alexander 51%
Jo Ann Emerson 51%
Tim Johnson 51%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 51%
Arlen Specter 51%
Heather Wilson 51%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Nancy Johnson 49%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 49%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 49%
Thomas William Osborne 49%
James Ramstad 49%
Charlie Bass 47%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 47%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 47%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 47%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 47%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 47%
John Peterson 47%
W. Curtis Weldon 47%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 46%
Mike Castle 45%
David Dreier 45%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
John Nathan Hostettler 45%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 45%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 45%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 45%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 44%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 43%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 43%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 43%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 43%
James Walsh 43%
Denny Rehberg 42%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 42%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 42%
Charles Taylor 42%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 42%
George Voinovich 42%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 41%
Barbara Cubin 41%
John McHugh 41%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 40%
John Sununu 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 39%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 39%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 39%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 39%
Philip English 39%
Elton Gallegly 39%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 39%
Robert William Ney 39%
James Nussle 39%
Rick Santorum 39%
Zach Wamp 39%
Gerald Weller 39%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 38%
Thomas Davis III 37%
Donald Sherwood 37%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 34%
Dan Burton 34%
Michael Ferguson 34%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 34%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34%
Mark Green 34%
Gilbert Gutknecht 34%
Robert Hayes 34%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 34%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 34%
Joseph Knollenberg 34%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 34%
Jon Porter, Sr. 34%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 34%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 34%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 34%
Norm Coleman 33%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
John Ensign 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
Judd Gregg 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 32%
Joel Hefley 32%
David Lee Hobson 32%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 32%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 32%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
Bob Beauprez 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 25%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 25%
Terry Everett 25%
Mark Foley 25%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 25%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Katherine Harris 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Sue Kelly 25%
Steve LaTourette 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 25%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 25%
Anne Northup 25%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 25%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Richard Pombo 25%
Ralph Regula 25%
Richard Renzi 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
Jim Saxton 25%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Mark Souder 25%
John Sweeney 25%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 25%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 24%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 24%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 23%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 23%
Deborah Pryce 23%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 23%
William Thomas 23%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 22%
Jo Ann Davis 22%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 17%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 17%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 17%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 17%
Mark Kennedy 17%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 17%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 17%
Todd Platts 17%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 17%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 17%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 17%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 17%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
Cliff Stearns 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 16%
Pete Hoekstra 16%
Bill Young 16%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 15%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 15%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 14%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Michael Oxley 14%
Thomas Reynolds 14%
Tom Tancredo 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 10%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 10%
Henry Bonilla 10%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 10%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 10%
Jim Gibbons 10%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 10%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Ric Keller 10%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 10%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 10%
John Linder 10%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 10%
Sue Myrick 10%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 10%
John Sullivan 10%
Steve Buyer 9%
William Lewis Jenkins 9%
Jim Ryun 9%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 8%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 8%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 8%
Christopher Cox 7%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 7%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 7%
Ron Lewis 7%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 4%
Todd Akin 4%
Chris Chocola 4%
John Doolittle 4%
Tom Feeney 4%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 4%
Henry Hyde 4%
Marilyn Musgrave 4%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 4%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 4%
Todd Tiahrt 4%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
William Frist 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
James Talent 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
John Warner 0%
David Weldon 0%

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