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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal on Foreign Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
Rodney Alexander 34%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 58%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 24%
Rob Andrews 65%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 31%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 24%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 24%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 71%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 53%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 24%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
Max Baucus 66%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 56%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 11 Kerry Bentivolio Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 61%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 44%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 81%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 71%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 35%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 90%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 21%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 24%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 79%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 94%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 15%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 68%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 48%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 46%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 37%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 34%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 24%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 15%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 71%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 71%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 74%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 24%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 71%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 58%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 64%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 41%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 94%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 74%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 69%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 62%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 24%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 16%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 42%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 48%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 24%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 24%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 34%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 34%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 69%
Mo Cowan 71%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 43%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 24%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 81%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
MT U.S. House At-Large Steve Daines Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 24%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 24%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 53%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 74%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 14%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 34%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 34%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 62%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 81%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 77%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 59%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 34%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 52%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 23%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 24%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 24%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 53%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 49%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 52%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 71%

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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