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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 63%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 24%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 24%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 56%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 22%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 65%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 65%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 52%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 65%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 16%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 16%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 78%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 65%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 41%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 29%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 35%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 16%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 56%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 65%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 65%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 65%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 32%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 24%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 16%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 65%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 65%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 8%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 65%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 65%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 65%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 65%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 94%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 65%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 56%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 21%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 31%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 21%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 24%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 65%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 65%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 85%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 65%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 34%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 78%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 64%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 26%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 48%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 59%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 39%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 22%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 58%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 78%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 8%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 22%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 48%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 59%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 85%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 19%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 31%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 70%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 65%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 19%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 76%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 44%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 52%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 43%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 31%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 5%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 31%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 34%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 92%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 13%

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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