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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 78%
Gary Ackerman 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 65%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 29%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 65%
Jason Altmire 46%
Michael Arcuri 52%
Joe Baca, Sr. 59%
Michele Bachmann 8%
Spencer Bachus 38%
Brian Baird 59%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 35%
Max Baucus 65%
Evan Bayh 44%
Melissa Bean 48%
Bob Bennett 35%
Shelley Berkley 55%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 65%
Judy Biggert 41%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
Tim Bishop 83%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 19%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Nancy Boyda 58%
Bruce Braley 92%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 29%
Ginny Brown-Waite 19%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 8%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 94%
Dave Camp 22%
John Campbell III 21%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 8%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 59%
Christopher Carney 46%
Mike Castle 45%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 45%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 42%
Hillary Clinton 62%
Howard Coble 44%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 37%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 77%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 47%
Barbara Cubin 12%
Artur Davis 50%
David Davis 22%
Geoff Davis 17%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 26%
Bill Delahunt 85%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 55%
John Dingell 92%
Chris Dodd 65%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 34%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 65%
Thelma Drake 27%
David Dreier 35%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 42%
Brad Ellsworth 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 47%
Philip English 45%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Terry Everett 5%
Tom Feeney 31%
Russ Feingold 48%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 85%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 28%
Barney Frank 85%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Jim Gerlach 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 55%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 59%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
Bart Gordon 54%
Judd Gregg 24%
Charles Hagel 45%
John Hall 77%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 78%
Tom Harkin 65%
Jane Harman 76%
Doc Hastings 5%
Robert Hayes 41%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
David Lee Hobson 43%
Paul Hodes 70%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 59%
Rush Holt, Jr. 92%
Darlene Hooley 76%
Kenny Hulshof 27%
Duncan Hunter 13%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 41%
Daniel Inouye 65%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
William Jefferson 75%
Tim Johnson 43%
Timothy Johnson 56%
Steve Kagen 78%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
Ric Keller 13%
Patrick Kennedy 64%
Dale Kildee 65%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 76%
Jack Kingston 26%
Ron Klein 59%
Joseph Knollenberg 35%
Herb Kohl 94%
Dennis Kucinich 55%
John Kuhl, Jr. 35%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 35%
Nicholas Lampson 44%
Mary Landrieu 56%
Tom Latham 39%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 65%
Carl Levin 65%
Jerry Lewis 22%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 54%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 8%
Dick Lugar 42%
Dan Lungren 22%
Connie Mack IV 22%
Tim Mahoney 48%
Don Manzullo 34%
Jim Marshall 43%
Melquiades Martinez 37%
Jim Matheson 48%
Carolyn McCarthy 70%
Thaddeus McCotter 27%
James McCrery III 11%
John McHugh 29%
Mike McIntyre 52%
Buck McKeon 5%
Michael McNulty 92%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 69%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 54%
Mike Michaud 92%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 92%
Brad Miller 70%
Harry Mitchell 58%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 55%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Patrick Murphy 59%
Jack Murtha 59%
Marilyn Musgrave 18%
Sue Myrick 17%
Ben Nelson 48%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 54%
Ed Pastor 78%
Ron Paul 42%
Donald Payne 85%
John Peterson 17%
Tom Petri 38%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 31%
Todd Platts 29%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 39%
Mark Pryor 56%

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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