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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%
John Adler 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 55%
Todd Akin 0%
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%
Brian Baird 59%
J. Gresham Barrett 37%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 37%
Melissa Bean 48%
Mark Begich 55%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 62%
Judy Biggert 39%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 55%
Tim Bishop 67%
John Boccieri 45%
Kit Bond 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 53%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Bruce Braley 91%
Bobby Bright 38%
Paul Broun 26%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 55%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 55%
Dave Camp 26%
John Campbell III 37%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 38%
Dennis Cardoza 52%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 41%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Ben Chandler III 53%
Travis Childers 40%
Howard Coble 26%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 55%
Jerry Costello 52%
Kathy Dahlkemper 47%
Artur Davis 43%
Geoff Davis 26%
Lincoln Davis 45%
Bill Delahunt 91%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 70%
John Dingell 59%
Chris Dodd 55%
Byron Dorgan 49%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 70%
Chet Edwards 61%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Russ Feingold 41%
Bob Filner 78%
Barney Frank 91%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 26%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 87%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 39%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 40%
Kay Hagan 55%
John Hall 50%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 47%
Phil Hare 91%
Tom Harkin 55%
Jane Harman 86%
Doc Hastings 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 45%
Baron Hill 65%
Maurice Hinchey 87%
Paul Hodes 53%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 48%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 27%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 55%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
Mike Johanns 20%
Timothy Johnson 55%
Tim Johnson 40%
Steve Kagen 91%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
Ted Kaufman 55%
Dale Kildee 70%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Mary Jo Kilroy 91%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 56%
Herb Kohl 55%
Suzanne Kosmas 45%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 45%
Dennis Kucinich 49%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 55%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 38%
Frank Lautenberg 55%
Chris Lee 26%
Carl Levin 55%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 37%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 44%
Dan Lungren 33%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 67%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 53%
Jim Marshall 39%
Melquiades Martinez 31%
Eric Massa 50%
Jim Matheson 52%
Carolyn McCarthy 65%
Thaddeus McCotter 26%
John McHugh 43%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 43%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 52%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 48%
Mike Michaud 53%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 91%
Brad Miller 67%
Walt Minnick 44%
Harry Mitchell 47%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 58%
Jim Moran, Jr. 91%
Patrick Murphy 59%
Scott Murphy 53%
Jack Murtha 70%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 45%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Ed Pastor 87%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 78%
Tom Perriello 48%
Tom Petri 33%
Todd Platts 26%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Mark Pryor 48%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 57%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 66%
Laura Richardson 65%
Jay Rockefeller IV 55%
Ciro Rodriguez 66%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 48%
Steve Rothman 87%
John Salazar 62%
Mark Schauer 56%
Jean Schmidt 32%
Aaron Schock 0%
Allyson Schwartz 57%

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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