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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 14%
Rodney Alexander 37%
Jason Altmire 52%
Rob Andrews 64%
Steve Austria 9%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
Michele Bachmann 9%
Spencer Bachus 37%
John Barrow 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 47%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 74%
Mark Begich 65%
Rick Berg 41%
Shelley Berkley 61%
Howard Berman 72%
Judy Biggert 32%
Brian Bilbray 37%
Jeff Bingaman 76%
Tim Bishop 72%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Bruce Braley 84%
Paul Broun 32%
Scott Brown 44%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 25%
John Campbell III 54%
Francisco Canseco 9%
Eric Cantor 26%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 70%
Saxby Chambliss 26%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hansen Clarke 88%
Howard Coble 54%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 59%
Jerry Costello 60%
Chip Cravaack 27%
Mark Critz 62%
Geoff Davis 50%
James DeMint 6%
Norm Dicks 64%
John Dingell 59%
David Dreier 32%
Jo Ann Emerson 52%
Bob Filner 88%
Barney Frank 88%
Elton Gallegly 32%
Jim Gerlach 43%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Michael Grimm 52%
Kay Hagan 76%
Ralph Hall 32%
Colleen Hanabusa 76%
Tom Harkin 92%
Doc Hastings 16%
Nan Hayworth 38%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
Thomas Holden 56%
Rush Holt, Jr. 88%
Kay Hutchison 13%
Daniel Inouye 51%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
Mike Johanns 36%
Timothy Johnson 68%
Tim Johnson 54%
Dale Kildee 70%
Jack Kingston 32%
Larry Kissell 57%
Herb Kohl 67%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 6%
Mary Landrieu 52%
Jeff Landry 0%
Tom Latham 16%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 87%
Carl Levin 54%
Jerry Lewis 43%
Joe Lieberman 45%
Dick Lugar 24%
Dan Lungren 27%
Connie Mack IV 25%
Don Manzullo 16%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 61%
Thaddeus McCotter 16%
Mike McIntyre 55%
Buck McKeon 43%
Mike Michaud 84%
Gary Miller 25%
George Miller 88%
Brad Miller 70%
Jim Moran, Jr. 77%
Sue Myrick 26%
Ben Nelson 49%
Alan Nunnelee 9%
John Olver 88%
Bill Owens 58%
Ed Pastor 88%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 88%
Tom Petri 52%
Todd Platts 51%
Mark Pryor 50%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 60%
Denny Rehberg 32%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Laura Richardson 84%
David Rivera 16%
Jay Rockefeller IV 92%
Mike Rogers 9%
Mike Ross 51%
Steve Rothman 64%
Jon Runyan 16%
Bobby Schilling 32%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 32%
Allyson Schwartz 62%
Heath Shuler 62%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Steve Southerland 0%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 47%
John Sullivan 31%
Betty Sutton 78%
Lee Terry 9%
John Tierney 84%
Ed Towns 83%
Mark Udall 76%
Joe Walsh 43%
Mel Watt 83%
Henry Waxman 88%
Jim Webb, Jr. 65%
Allen West 38%
Frank Wolf 55%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 74%
Bill Young 32%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 55%
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%
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%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 64%
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%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
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%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 78%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo 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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