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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal on Foreign Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 15%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 45%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 21%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 39%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 64%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 71%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 66%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 71%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 66%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 71%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 32%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 71%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 71%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 2%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 27%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 24%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 45%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 24%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 65%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 11%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 54%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 71%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 58%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 58%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 71%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 53%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 35%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 42%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 28%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 58%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 37%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 48%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 28%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 56%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 41%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 21%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 66%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 31%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 71%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 66%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 58%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 71%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 7%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 71%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 24%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 16%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 49%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 58%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 18%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 71%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 71%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 2%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 12%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 34%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 36%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 0%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 54%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 71%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 51%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 51%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 71%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 14%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 71%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 71%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 47%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 5%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 24%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 24%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 24%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 24%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 59%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 24%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 24%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 34%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 34%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 53%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 44%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 44%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 66%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 51%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 52%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 41%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 44%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 48%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 71%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 86%

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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