Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal on Foreign Policy

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 24%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 24%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 59%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 21%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 34%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 24%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 34%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 24%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 55%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 44%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 51%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao Republican 34%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 32%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 44%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 34%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 64%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 24%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 90%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 44%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 78%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 48%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 71%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 83%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 66%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 74%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 10%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 51%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 43%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 44%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 48%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 24%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 15%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 63%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 71%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 71%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 2%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 34%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House - 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 61%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 62%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 43%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 24%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 21%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 24%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 15%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 15%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 59%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 21%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 34%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 24%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 34%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 24%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 55%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 57%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 86%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 50%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 44%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 71%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 15%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 94%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 77%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 51%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 83%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 61%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 60%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 79%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 87%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 71%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 57%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 81%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 78%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao R 34%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 32%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 44%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 65%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 94%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 79%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 66%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 62%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 55%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 90%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 90%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 75%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 34%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 94%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 90%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 64%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 64%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 24%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 90%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 66%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 94%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 44%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 78%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 48%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 71%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 71%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 81%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 69%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 83%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 71%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 66%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 74%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 10%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 51%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 43%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 44%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 89%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 48%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 81%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 86%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 69%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 89%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 40%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 24%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 69%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 15%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 63%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 71%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 71%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 18%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 4%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 2%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 34%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 71%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth D 71%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly D 86%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 90%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 79%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 94%
IL U.S. House - 10 Brad Schneider D 61%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 62%
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