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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 38%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 34%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 49%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 47%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 98%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 61%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 98%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 87%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 62%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 16%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 17%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 51%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 45%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 4%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 34%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 68%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 81%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 79%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 84%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 47%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 24%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 69%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 65%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 39%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 68%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 34%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 4%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 68%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 34%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 79%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 8%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 97%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 32%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 42%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 47%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 25%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 34%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 65%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 74%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 4%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 65%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 43%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 32%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 74%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 40%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 39%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 85%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 71%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 45%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 61%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 42%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 91%
Gary Ackerman 71%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 99%
Todd Akin 4%

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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