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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 99%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 98%
Donald Payne 98%
Martin Olav Sabo 98%
Hilda Solis 98%
Pete Stark 98%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 97%
Jim Oberstar 97%
Major Owens 97%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 97%
Bill Delahunt 96%
Bob Filner 96%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
John Olver 94%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 94%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
Jon Corzine 93%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
Barney Frank 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
Martin Meehan 91%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 91%
Ed Towns 91%
Mel Watt 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
Dave Obey 89%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Alan Mollohan 88%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 87%
Lane Evans 87%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 87%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
Russ Feingold 86%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 86%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
Paul Sarbanes 86%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
James Merrill Jeffords 85%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 85%
Ted Strickland 85%
Jeff Bingaman 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
Diane Watson 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
Thomas Allen 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 81%
Albert Wynn 81%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
Ron Paul 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
William Jefferson 79%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 79%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Norm Dicks 78%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 77%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
Bart Stupak 77%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 76%
Anthony Weiner 76%
Howard Berman 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
Herb Kohl 75%
Tom Lantos 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 74%
Chris Dodd 74%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 73%
Jane Harman 73%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 73%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 73%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
Gary Ackerman 71%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 71%
Dennis Cardoza 71%
Kent Conrad 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 70%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 70%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 69%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Marion Berry 68%
Dale Kildee 68%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 68%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 68%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 68%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 68%
Brian Baird 67%
Jerry Costello 67%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 67%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 67%
Steve Rothman 67%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
Robert Wexler 67%
Artur Davis 66%
Jack Murtha 66%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 65%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 65%
Michael McNulty 65%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 65%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 64%
Bart Gordon 64%
Daniel Inouye 64%
Robert Matsui 64%
Vic Snyder 64%
Rob Andrews 62%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 62%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
James Davis 62%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 62%
Robert Byrd 61%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 61%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 61%
James Leach 61%
Blanche Lincoln 61%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 61%
Max Baucus 60%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Rick Boucher 59%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 59%
Brad Miller 59%
Dennis Moore 59%
John Spratt, Jr. 59%

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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