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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Howard Berman 91%
Leonard Boswell 91%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
Barney Frank 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 91%
Phil Hare 91%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
Steve Kagen 91%
Mary Jo Kilroy 91%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 91%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
Betty Sutton 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
Mel Watt 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
Anthony Weiner 91%
Shelley Berkley 87%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 87%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 87%
Charlie Gonzalez 87%
Maurice Hinchey 87%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 87%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 87%
Steve Rothman 87%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 87%
Ed Towns 87%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
Jane Harman 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 78%
Bob Filner 78%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 78%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 78%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 78%
Donald Payne 78%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 78%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 77%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 76%
Gary Ackerman 70%
Rob Andrews 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 70%
Norm Dicks 70%
Steve Driehaus 70%
Bob Etheridge 70%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 70%
Dale Kildee 70%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 70%
Jack Murtha 70%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 70%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 70%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 70%
Vic Snyder 70%
Bart Stupak 70%
Ellen Tauscher 70%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
Diane Watson 70%
Robert Wexler 70%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 69%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 67%
Russ Carnahan 67%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 67%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 67%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 67%
Brad Miller 67%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Silvestre Reyes 66%
Ciro Rodriguez 66%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 66%
Baron Hill 65%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 65%
Laura Richardson 65%
Marion Berry 62%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 62%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 62%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 62%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 62%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 62%
David Wu 62%
Chet Edwards 61%
Lynn Woolsey 61%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 59%
Brian Baird 59%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 59%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 59%
Alan Mollohan 59%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 59%
Patrick Murphy 59%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 59%
Ike Skelton 59%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Dennis Moore 58%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 58%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 57%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 56%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 56%
Ron Klein 56%
Mark Schauer 56%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 55%
Max Baucus 55%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 55%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 55%
Jeff Bingaman 55%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 55%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 55%
Roland Burris 55%
Robert Byrd 55%

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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