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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 14%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 34%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 32%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 29%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 6%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 76%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 68%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 9%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 60%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 84%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 83%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 55%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 16%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 37%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 84%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 26%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 16%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 16%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 57%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 16%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 21%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 31%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 42%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 32%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 68%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 60%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 76%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 48%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 32%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 76%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 24%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 37%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 68%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 72%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 35%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 41%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 16%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 74%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 92%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 62%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 62%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 62%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 43%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 16%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 15%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 12%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 11%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 6%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 22%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 68%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 76%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 83%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 55%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 55%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 53%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 51%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 43%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 64%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 27%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 27%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 64%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 16%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 46%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 32%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 41%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 32%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 76%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 73%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 49%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 9%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 16%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 46%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 77%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 49%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 9%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 16%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 16%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 32%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 82%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 16%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 9%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 38%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 78%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 64%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 27%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 78%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 59%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 41%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 16%

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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