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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal on Foreign Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 5%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 71%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 71%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 79%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 65%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 2%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 53%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 15%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 62%
SC U.S. House 7 Tom Rice Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 12%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 24%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 34%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 53%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 14%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 25 Roger Williams Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 41%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 36%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 15%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 41%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 53%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 54%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 71%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 24%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 34%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 53%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 24%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 51%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 51%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 71%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 48%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 34%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 33%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 65%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 34%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 68%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 81%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 14%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 5%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 47%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 51%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 24%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 48%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 71%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 47%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 56%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 5%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 32%
Rodney Alexander 34%
Rob Andrews 65%
Max Baucus 66%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
Eric Cantor 15%
Mo Cowan 71%
Trey Radel 47%
Mel Watt 82%
Bill Young 40%

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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