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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 78%
Gary Ackerman 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 31%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 65%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 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 Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 38%
Brian Baird 59%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 85%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 35%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
Max Baucus 65%
Evan Bayh 44%
Melissa Bean 48%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
Bob Bennett 35%
Shelley Berkley 55%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 65%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 63%
Judy Biggert 41%
Brian Bilbray 13%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 5%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 19%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 22%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 55%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 65%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Nancy Boyda 58%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 29%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 65%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 29%
Ginny Brown-Waite 19%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 31%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 16%
Dan Burton 8%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 78%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 94%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 21%
Chris Cannon 11%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 65%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 59%
Christopher Carney 46%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 65%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 65%
Mike Castle 45%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 83%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 45%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 34%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 16%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 42%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
Hillary Clinton 62%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 44%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 32%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 70%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 19%
Norm Coleman 37%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
Kent Conrad 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 52%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 31%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 77%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 78%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 47%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 70%
Barbara Cubin 12%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
David Davis 22%
Geoff Davis 17%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
Thomas Davis III 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 76%
Bill Delahunt 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
Norm Dicks 55%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 92%
Chris Dodd 65%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 34%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 65%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 83%
Thelma Drake 27%
David Dreier 35%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 45%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 42%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
Brad Ellsworth 47%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 47%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 59%
Philip English 45%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Terry Everett 5%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
Tom Feeney 31%
Russ Feingold 48%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 65%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 22%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 43%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 28%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 64%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 85%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 22%
Elton Gallegly 13%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 34%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 55%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 19%
Charlie Gonzalez 59%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 8%
Bart Gordon 54%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
Judd Gregg 24%

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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