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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 32%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 78%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 55%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 55%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 77%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 59%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 46%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 16%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 26%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 87%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 91%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 53%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 26%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 55%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 39%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 87%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 37%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 78%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 21%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 26%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 62%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 78%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 55%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 55%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 78%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 57%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 26%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 48%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 49%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 55%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 32%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 62%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 34%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 28%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 55%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 41%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 26%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 26%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 55%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 87%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 55%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 62%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 53%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 55%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 37%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 78%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 62%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 55%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 55%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 56%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 26%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 84%

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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