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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 59%
Gary Ackerman 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
John Adler 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 55%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 32%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 45%
Rob Andrews 70%
Michael Arcuri 47%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 32%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 27%
Brian Baird 59%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 78%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 16%
J. Gresham Barrett 37%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 37%
Melissa Bean 48%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
Mark Begich 55%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 55%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 62%
Judy Biggert 39%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 55%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
Tim Bishop 67%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 70%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 32%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 45%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 53%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 26%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 87%
Bruce Braley 91%
Bobby Bright 38%
Paul Broun 26%
Corrine Brown 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 55%
Sam Brownback 21%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
Roland Burris 55%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 55%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
Dave Camp 26%
John Campbell III 37%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 49%
Joseph Cao 38%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 26%
Lois Capps 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 76%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 55%
Dennis Cardoza 52%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 55%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 49%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 26%
Mike Castle 41%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 91%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Ben Chandler III 53%
Travis Childers 40%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 70%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 84%
Howard Coble 26%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 34%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 67%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 70%
Kent Conrad 55%
John Conyers, Jr. 57%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 41%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 53%
Jerry Costello 52%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 70%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Ander Crenshaw 26%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 70%
Kathy Dahlkemper 47%
Artur Davis 43%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
Geoff Davis 26%
Lincoln Davis 45%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 26%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 70%
John Dingell 59%
Chris Dodd 55%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 57%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
Byron Dorgan 49%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 87%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 70%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 40%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 55%
Donna Edwards 78%
Chet Edwards 61%
Vern Ehlers 41%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 69%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 56%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
Bob Etheridge 70%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
Sam Farr 78%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 86%
Russ Feingold 41%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 55%
Bob Filner 78%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 91%
Trent Franks 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 84%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 26%
Jim Gerlach 26%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 55%
Phil Gingrey 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 87%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Alan Grayson 62%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 77%
Judd Gregg 39%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 78%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 91%

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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