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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal on Foreign Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 23%
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%
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%
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 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 53%
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 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 7 Sean Duffy Republican 24%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 48%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 47%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 15%
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%
Michele Bachmann 24%
Spencer Bachus 24%
Ron Barber 53%
John Barrow 47%
Max Baucus 66%
Mark Begich 56%
Kerry Bentivolio 41%
Tim Bishop 81%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
Bruce Braley 94%
Paul Broun 44%
Dave Camp 24%
Eric Cantor 15%
Saxby Chambliss 32%
Howard Coble 15%
Thomas Coburn 16%
Mo Cowan 71%
John Dingell 68%
Bill Enyart 74%
Pete Gallego 55%
Joe Garcia 59%
Jim Gerlach 15%
Phil Gingrey 5%
Michael Grimm 49%
Kay Hagan 48%
Ralph Hall 0%
Colleen Hanabusa 66%
Tom Harkin 71%
Doc Hastings 34%
Rush Holt, Jr. 94%
Steven Horsford 77%
Mike Johanns 41%
Timothy Johnson 71%
Jack Kingston 5%
Mary Landrieu 65%
Tom Latham 34%
Carl Levin 58%
Dan Maffei 57%
Jim Matheson 53%
Mike McIntyre 53%
Buck McKeon 34%
Mike Michaud 79%
Gary Miller 33%
George Miller 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 87%
Alan Nunnelee 34%
Bill Owens 54%
Ed Pastor 66%
Tom Petri 51%
Mark Pryor 45%
Trey Radel 47%
Nick Rahall II 56%
Jay Rockefeller IV 71%
Mike Rogers 15%
Jon Runyan 34%
Brad Schneider 61%
Aaron Schock 24%
Allyson Schwartz 68%
Carol Shea-Porter 60%
Steve Southerland 15%
Steve Stockman 41%
Lee Terry 34%
John Tierney 94%
Mark Udall 71%
Mel Watt 82%
Henry Waxman 71%
Frank Wolf 24%
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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