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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 53%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 61%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 48%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 68%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 68%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 92%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 84%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 77%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 84%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 58%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 64%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 60%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 76%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 84%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 62%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 87%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 78%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 61%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 64%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 76%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 77%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 82%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 74%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 74%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 82%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 76%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 78%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 59%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 57%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 16%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 37%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 16%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 46%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 30%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 29%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 14%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 54%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 32%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 53%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 26%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 54%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 52%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 16%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 12%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 16%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 47%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 46%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 41%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 32%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 43%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 54%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 16%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 52%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 16%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 16%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 46%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 43%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 26%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 32%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 41%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 38%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 52%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 32%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 49%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 16%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 38%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 16%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 6%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 41%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 46%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 37%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 16%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 27%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 37%

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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