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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 55%
Donald Sherwood 37%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 43%
Ike Skelton 52%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 52%
Vic Snyder 64%
Hilda Solis 98%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 51%
John Spratt, Jr. 59%
Pete Stark 98%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 85%
Bart Stupak 77%
John Sullivan 10%
John Sununu 40%
John Sweeney 25%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 14%
John Tanner 58%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
Charles Taylor 42%
Gene Taylor 58%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 23%
Todd Tiahrt 4%
Ed Towns 91%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 76%
George Voinovich 42%
James Walsh 43%
Zach Wamp 39%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 91%
Anthony Weiner 76%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 47%
Gerald Weller 39%
Robert Wexler 67%
Heather Wilson 51%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
David Wu 55%
Albert Wynn 81%
Bill Young 16%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 72%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 43%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 84%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 74%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 65%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 74%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 59%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 86%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 61%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 57%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 65%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 79%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 59%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 68%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 68%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 98%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 87%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 68%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 81%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 65%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 62%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 70%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 98%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 34%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 39%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 41%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%

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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