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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Melquiades Martinez 30%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 78%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 81%
John McHugh 28%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 58%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 69%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 62%
Barbara Mikulski 65%
Candice Miller 40%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 86%
Jeff Miller 38%
Brad Miller 73%
Harry Mitchell 56%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 59%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Patrick Murphy 60%
Jack Murtha 61%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 48%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Barack Obama II 92%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 86%
John Olver 96%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 56%
Ed Pastor 84%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 44%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 32%
Earl Pomeroy 58%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 41%
Mark Pryor 47%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 68%
James Ramstad 42%
Charlie Rangel 69%
Ralph Regula 32%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 94%
Richard Renzi 32%
Silvestre Reyes 59%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 72%
Ciro Rodriguez 57%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 67%
John Salazar 54%
Ken Salazar 54%
William Sali 0%
Loretta Sanchez 72%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 61%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 60%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 46%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 53%
Gordon Smith 53%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Vic Snyder 51%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 49%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 56%
Pete Stark 61%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 30%
Bart Stupak 65%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 43%
Betty Sutton 81%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 48%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
Gene Taylor 47%
Lee Terry 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 96%
Ed Towns 85%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 63%
Mark Udall 59%
David Vitter 14%
George Voinovich 41%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 40%
Diane Watson 76%
Mel Watt 93%
Henry Waxman 89%
Jim Webb, Jr. 57%
Anthony Weiner 93%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 75%
Ed Whitfield 32%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 55%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 71%
David Wu 73%
Albert Wynn 96%
Bill Young 32%

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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