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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 79%
Gary Ackerman 71%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 76%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 23%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 79%
Rob Andrews 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 34%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 15%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 46%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 63%
Evan Bayh 58%
Melissa Bean 58%
Bob Beauprez 34%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 58%
Howard Berman 67%
Marion Berry 58%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 76%
Judy Biggert 51%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 16%
Kit Bond 26%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 45%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 47%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 68%
Rick Boucher 67%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 34%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 23%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 21%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 39%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 26%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 59%
Steve Buyer 23%
Robert Byrd 76%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 34%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 11%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 66%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
Dennis Cardoza 55%
Russ Carnahan 66%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 76%
Julia Carson 83%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 54%
Mike Castle 49%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 58%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 56%
Chris Chocola 39%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 81%
Hillary Clinton 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 42%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 27%
Kent Conrad 57%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 58%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
Jerry Costello 67%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 51%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
Barbara Cubin 42%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
Artur Davis 56%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
Geoff Davis 21%
James Davis 62%
Jo Ann Davis 29%
Lincoln Davis 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 66%
Thomas Davis III 39%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 74%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 81%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
Thomas DeLay 11%
James DeMint 26%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 34%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 26%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 60%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 81%
Chris Dodd 76%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 74%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 34%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 52%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
Chet Edwards 63%
Vern Ehlers 52%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 72%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 61%
Philip English 34%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 49%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 29%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 81%
Tom Feeney 23%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 76%
Michael Ferguson 34%
Bob Filner 96%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 34%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 54%
Mark Foley 21%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 56%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 23%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17%
Barney Frank 81%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 14%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 34%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 42%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 69%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 40%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 17%
Bart Gordon 63%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 16%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
Mark Green 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 64%
Judd Gregg 42%

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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