Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 32%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 48%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 73%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 87%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 21%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 84%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 72%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 78%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 61%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 76%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 28%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 76%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 37%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 53%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 76%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 26%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 74%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 59%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 55%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 90%
Neil Abercrombie 64%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 71%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 64%
Rob Andrews 47%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 28%
Henry Scott Baesler 55%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 21%
William Baker 15%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 30%
Joe Barton 30%
Charlie Bass 38%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 36%
Max Baucus 70%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 42%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 70%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Howard Berman 90%
Tom Bevill 52%
Joe Biden, Jr. 89%
Brian Bilbray 41%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 76%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 48%
Sherwood Boehlert 37%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 35%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 79%
Sonny Bono 21%
Robert Borski, Jr. 79%
Rick Boucher 76%
Barbara Boxer 77%
Bill Bradley 71%
John Breaux 49%
Bill Brewster 55%
Glen Browder 48%
Corrine Brown 63%
George Brown, Jr. 90%
Hank Brown 50%
Richard Bryan 77%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 64%
Dale Bumpers 93%
Jim Bunn 36%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 66%
Herbert Callahan 28%
Dave Camp 52%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 72%
Mike Castle 53%
John Chafee 43%
Saxby Chambliss 30%
Jim Chapman 52%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 37%
Dick Chrysler 15%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 72%
Robert Clement 57%
William Clinger 51%
Dan Coats 0%
Howard Coble 47%
Thomas Coburn 45%
Thad Cochran 32%
William Cohen 8%
Ronald Coleman 67%
Barbara-Rose Collins 86%
Cardiss Collins 93%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 61%
Kent Conrad 70%
John Conyers, Jr. 90%
Wes Cooley 42%
Jerry Costello 61%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 87%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 42%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 35%
Patsy Ann Danner 73%
Thomas Daschle 73%
Thomas Davis III 37%
Nathan Deal 30%
Eligio de la Garza II 59%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 90%
Peter Deutsch 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 21%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 61%
John Dingell 82%
Julian Dixon 75%
Chris Dodd 61%
Robert Dole 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 37%
Calvin Dooley 76%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 84%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
John Duncan, Jr. 55%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 53%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 48%
John Ensign 50%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 21%
Thomas Ewing 30%
Jim Exon 65%

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.

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top