Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 24%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 34%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 31%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 92%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 27%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 92%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 64%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 52%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 31%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 59%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 78%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 22%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 64%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 58%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 35%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 16%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 78%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 8%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 76%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 65%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 48%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 59%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 92%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 19%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 55%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 92%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 65%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 19%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 24%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 76%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 63%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 78%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 16%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 43%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 65%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 70%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 42%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 31%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 24%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 34%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 31%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 22%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 92%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 65%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 78%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 78%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 59%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 85%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 92%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 85%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 70%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 27%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 78%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 85%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 92%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 65%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 13%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 92%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 76%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 64%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 52%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 83%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 78%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 78%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 65%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 27%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 83%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 31%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 70%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 38%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 59%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 65%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 59%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 78%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 22%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 65%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 69%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 65%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 64%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 58%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 35%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 16%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 78%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 22%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 8%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 92%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 85%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 85%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 76%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 65%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 85%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 48%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 70%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 59%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 48%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 92%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 65%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 44%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 19%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 55%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 92%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 65%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 85%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 92%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 19%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 24%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 76%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 56%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 63%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 78%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 16%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 78%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 85%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 8%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 43%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 5%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 65%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 46%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 85%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 83%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 65%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 69%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 85%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 68%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 70%
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