Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 78%
Gary Ackerman 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 31%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 65%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 21%
Rodney Alexander 29%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 65%
Jason Altmire 46%
Michael Arcuri 52%
Joe Baca, Sr. 59%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 8%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 38%
Brian Baird 59%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 35%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 5%
Max Baucus 65%
Evan Bayh 44%
Melissa Bean 48%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 78%
Bob Bennett 35%
Shelley Berkley 55%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 65%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 63%
Judy Biggert 41%
Brian Bilbray 13%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 27%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 59%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 83%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 22%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 19%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 22%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 55%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 22%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 65%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Nancy Boyda 58%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 92%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 92%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 65%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 29%
Ginny Brown-Waite 19%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 31%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 16%
Dan Burton 8%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 78%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 94%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 5%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 22%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 21%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 94%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 40%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 92%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 65%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 59%
Christopher Carney 46%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 65%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 58%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 18%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 65%
Mike Castle 45%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 83%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 45%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 34%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 16%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 42%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 85%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 85%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 92%
Hillary Clinton 62%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 65%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 44%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 32%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 70%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 19%
Norm Coleman 37%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 48%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 5%
Kent Conrad 60%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 70%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 52%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 31%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 21%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
Jerry Costello 77%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 78%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 47%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 70%
Barbara Cubin 12%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 92%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 69%
David Davis 22%
Geoff Davis 17%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 78%
Thomas Davis III 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 22%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 78%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 76%
Bill Delahunt 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 78%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 38%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 38%
Norm Dicks 55%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 92%
Chris Dodd 65%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 92%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 34%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 48%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 65%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 83%
Thelma Drake 27%
David Dreier 35%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 45%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 65%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 42%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 85%
Brad Ellsworth 47%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 47%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 59%
Philip English 45%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 85%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Terry Everett 5%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 13%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 92%
Tom Feeney 31%
Russ Feingold 48%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 65%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 22%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 22%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 43%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 28%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 64%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
Barney Frank 85%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 22%
Elton Gallegly 13%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 34%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 55%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 19%
Charlie Gonzalez 59%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 8%
Bart Gordon 54%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 21%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 12%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 19%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 70%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
Judd Gregg 24%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 69%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 45%
John Hall 77%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
Phil Hare 78%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 65%
Jane Harman 76%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 85%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 24%
Robert Hayes 41%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 8%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 70%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 68%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 78%
David Lee Hobson 43%
Paul Hodes 70%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 59%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 92%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 85%
Darlene Hooley 76%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 59%
Kenny Hulshof 27%
Duncan Hunter 13%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 41%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 65%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 70%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 16%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 69%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 13%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
William Jefferson 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 70%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 65%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 56%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 45%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 22%
Steve Kagen 78%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 64%
Ric Keller 13%
Patrick Kennedy 64%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 64%
Dale Kildee 65%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 76%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 70%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 39%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 26%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 41%
Ron Klein 59%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 8%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 55%
Joseph Knollenberg 35%
Herb Kohl 94%
Dennis Kucinich 55%
John Kuhl, Jr. 35%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 35%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
Nicholas Lampson 44%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 56%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 65%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 65%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 39%
Steve LaTourette 35%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 19%
Frank Lautenberg 65%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 65%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 65%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 70%
Jerry Lewis 22%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 83%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 54%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 8%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 55%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 31%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 92%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 70%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 70%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
Dick Lugar 42%
Dan Lungren 22%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 76%
Connie Mack IV 22%
Tim Mahoney 48%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 70%
Don Manzullo 34%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 92%
Jim Marshall 43%
Melquiades Martinez 37%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 48%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 78%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 70%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 27%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 45%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 27%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 16%
Thaddeus McCotter 27%
James McCrery III 11%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 85%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 85%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 8%
John McHugh 29%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 52%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 21%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 59%
Michael McNulty 92%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 69%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 69%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 54%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 65%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 19%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 65%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 31%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 92%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
Brad Miller 70%
Harry Mitchell 58%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 55%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 85%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 85%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 35%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 42%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 52%
Patrick Murphy 59%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 41%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 94%
Jack Murtha 59%
Marilyn Musgrave 18%
Sue Myrick 17%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 68%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 85%
Ben Nelson 48%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 65%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 16%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 54%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 85%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 78%
Ron Paul 42%
Donald Payne 85%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 13%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 13%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 64%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 52%
John Peterson 17%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 38%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 31%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 8%
Todd Platts 29%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 19%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 39%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 85%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 7%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 85%
James Ramstad 42%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 83%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 94%
Ralph Regula 31%
Denny Rehberg 34%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 35%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 65%
Richard Renzi 17%
Silvestre Reyes 55%
Thomas Reynolds 27%
Laura Richardson 78%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 29%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 65%
Ciro Rodriguez 55%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 22%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 34%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 22%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 38%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 35%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 44%
Mike Ross 55%
Steve Rothman 78%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 8%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 48%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 8%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 59%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 50%
Ken Salazar 65%
William Sali 8%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 65%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 65%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 70%
Jim Saxton 13%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 65%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 78%
Jean Schmidt 29%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 65%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 63%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 59%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 70%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 31%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 85%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 24%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 16%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 58%
John Shadegg 5%
Christopher Shays 48%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 78%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 24%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 85%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 22%
Heath Shuler 55%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 22%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 83%
Ike Skelton 65%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 70%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 5%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 46%
Gordon Smith 53%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 12%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 52%
Hilda Solis 92%
Mark Souder 29%
Zack Space 49%
Arlen Specter 39%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 65%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 65%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 35%
Ted Stevens 40%
Bart Stupak 78%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 35%
Betty Sutton 85%
Tom Tancredo 28%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 63%
Gene Taylor 48%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 31%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 56%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 76%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 78%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 16%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 13%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 92%
Ed Towns 70%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 78%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 70%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 29%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 78%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 44%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 85%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 33%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 19%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 35%
James Walsh 45%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 65%
Zach Wamp 22%
John Warner 47%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 70%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 65%
Diane Watson 92%
Mel Watt 85%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 77%
Jim Webb, Jr. 61%
Anthony Weiner 77%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 85%
David Weldon 12%
Gerald Weller 40%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 13%
Robert Wexler 65%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 65%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 21%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 24%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 21%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 59%
Heather Wilson 18%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 29%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 40%
Lynn Woolsey 69%
David Wu 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 65%
Albert Wynn 92%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 78%
Bill Young 31%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 31%

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