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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 68%
Sandy Adams 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 14%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
Rodney Alexander 37%
Jason Altmire 52%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 57%
Rob Andrews 64%
Steve Austria 9%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 37%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 16%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 47%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 9%
Charlie Bass 52%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88%
Max Baucus 74%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 65%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 43%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 68%
Rick Berg 41%
Shelley Berkley 61%
Howard Berman 72%
Judy Biggert 32%
Brian Bilbray 37%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 76%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 46%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 72%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 30%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 29%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 64%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 43%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 27%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 78%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 84%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
Scott Brown 44%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 14%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 9%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 24%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 54%
Francisco Canseco 9%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 26%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 55%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 87%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 70%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 62%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 68%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 62%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 68%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 53%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 26%
Ben Chandler III 57%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 88%
Hansen Clarke 88%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 54%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 88%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 52%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 64%
Kent Conrad 59%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 56%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 12%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
Jerry Costello 60%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 78%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 16%
Chip Cravaack 27%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 47%
Mark Critz 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 26%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
Geoff Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 64%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
James DeMint 6%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 46%
Norm Dicks 64%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 78%
Robert Dold 51%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
David Dreier 32%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 41%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 32%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 56%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 52%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 64%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 76%
Bob Filner 88%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 54%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 16%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 52%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 16%
Barney Frank 88%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 82%
Elton Gallegly 32%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 16%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 46%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Harold Gowdy III Republican 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 43%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 26%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 32%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 41%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 57%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 52%
Frank Guinta 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 32%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%

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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