Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Bob Barr, Jr. 97%
Chris Cannon 97%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 97%
James DeMint 97%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 97%
Gilbert Gutknecht 97%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Van Hilleary 97%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 97%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 97%
Sue Myrick 97%
John Shadegg 97%
E.G. Shuster 97%
John Sununu 97%
Jim Bunning 94%
Larry Craig 94%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
Jesse Helms 94%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 94%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 94%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Ed Bryant 92%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 92%
Philip Crane 92%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Rick Hill 92%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
Jack Metcalf 92%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
Edward Pease 92%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 92%
Cliff Stearns 92%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 92%
Zach Wamp 92%
Bill Archer 91%
Jim Gibbons 91%
Don Manzullo 91%
James Rogan 91%
John Sweeney 91%
Dan Burton 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 90%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Judd Gregg 90%
Don Nickles 90%
Strom Thurmond 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Henry Bonilla 86%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
Michael Collins 86%
Larry Combest 86%
Terry Everett 86%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 86%
Scott McInnis 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Richard Pombo 86%
James Ramstad 86%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 86%
Robert Schaffer 86%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
Tom Tancredo 86%
Wesley Watkins 86%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
Brian Bilbray 85%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 85%
John Doolittle 85%
William Tauzin 85%
Wayne Allard 84%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 84%
Peter Fitzgerald 84%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 84%
Rick Santorum 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 84%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 81%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 81%
Barbara Cubin 81%
Randall Cunningham 81%
Thomas DeLay 81%
Jay Dickey 81%
William Goodling 81%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 81%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 81%
John Linder 81%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 81%
Jim Ryun 81%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 81%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 81%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 81%
Mark Souder 81%
Charles Taylor 81%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 80%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 78%
Merrill Cook 78%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 78%
William Lewis Jenkins 78%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 78%
Ron Lewis 78%
David McIntosh 78%
Robert William Ney 78%
Bob Stump 78%
John Ashcroft 77%
Conrad Burns 77%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 77%
Paul Coverdell 77%
Kay Hutchison 77%
Stephen Largent 77%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 77%
Ronald Packard 77%
Thomas Reynolds 77%
Bob Smith 77%
Fred Thompson 77%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 73%
Ernest Fletcher 73%
Elton Gallegly 73%
John Ganske 73%
Asa Hutchinson 73%
James McCrery III 73%
Dan Miller 73%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 73%
James Nussle 73%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 73%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 73%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 73%
Joe Scarborough 73%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 73%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 73%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 73%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 73%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 73%
Cass Ballenger 72%
Thomas Ewing 72%
OH Governor John Kasich R 72%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 72%
Charlie Bass 70%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 70%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 70%
Ray LaHood 70%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 70%
Ron Paul 70%
George Radanovich 70%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 70%
William Thomas 70%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 69%
James Hansen 69%
John Peterson 69%
James Talent 69%
Bob Bennett 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 67%
Ben Campbell 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
William Frist 67%
Slade Gorton 67%
Trent Lott, Sr. 67%
Frank Murkowski 67%
Ted Stevens 67%
Craig Thomas 67%
Bill Barrett 66%
Kit Bond 66%
Mark Foley 66%
Tillie Fowler 66%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 66%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 66%
Bill McCollum 66%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 66%
Bob Riley 66%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 66%
Nick Smith 66%
Floyd Spence 66%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 66%
David Weldon 66%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 65%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 65%
Marge Roukema 65%
Richard Armey 64%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 64%
Steven Kuykendall 64%
Jim Saxton 64%
George Voinovich 64%
Bill Young 64%
Robert Hayes 63%
Anne Northup 63%
Olympia Snowe 63%
W. Curtis Weldon 63%
Gerald Weller 63%
Christopher Cox 62%
Jo Ann Emerson 62%
George Gekas 62%
Mark Green 62%
Joseph Skeen 62%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 62%
Heather Wilson 61%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 60%
Robert Franks 60%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Rodney Grams 60%
Jon Kyl 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 60%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 60%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
Herbert Bateman 59%
Rick Lazio 59%
James Leach 59%
Christopher Shays 59%
Judy Biggert 58%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 58%
Thomas Campbell 58%
Philip English 58%
Gene Taylor 58%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 57%
Steve Buyer 57%
Jack Quinn 57%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 56%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 56%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 56%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 56%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Jennifer Dunn 55%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Porter Goss 55%
Stephen Horn 55%
John McHugh 55%
Ralph Regula 55%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 55%
John Cooksey 54%
Duncan Hunter 54%
Connie Mack 54%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 54%
Michael Oxley 54%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 53%
Vern Ehlers 53%
James Greenwood 53%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Donald Sherwood 53%
Benjamin Gilman 52%
Henry Hyde 52%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 52%
Deborah Pryce 52%
William Roth, Jr. 52%
Mike Castle 51%
Gary Condit 51%
James Walsh 51%
James Barcia 50%
Herbert Callahan 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
David Dreier 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Dick Lugar 49%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Warner 49%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 48%
Nancy Johnson 48%
Sue Kelly 48%
James Kolbe 48%
Dennis Kucinich 48%
Jerry Lewis 48%
William Lipinski 48%
Doug Ose 48%
Timothy Roemer 48%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 48%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Ernest Hollings 47%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 47%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 47%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 47%
Robert Byrd 46%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 46%
Pete Stark 46%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 46%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 45%
Robert Cramer 45%
Russ Feingold 45%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 45%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 45%
John Edward Porter 45%
Rob Andrews 44%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 44%
Bart Gordon 44%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 44%
Jerry Costello 43%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 43%
David Phelps 43%
Ronnie Shows 43%
Frank Mascara 42%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 42%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 42%
Charles Stenholm 42%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 41%
Christopher John 41%
James Maloney 41%
John Tanner 41%
Bob Wise, Jr. 41%
Evan Bayh 40%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 40%
Daniel Graham 40%
Thomas Holden 40%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 40%
Jack Murtha 40%
Norman Sisisky 40%
Robert Torricelli 40%
Rod Blagojevich 39%
Gerald Kleczka 39%
Michael McNulty 39%
Alan Mollohan 39%
James Turner 39%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 38%
Byron Dorgan 38%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 37%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 37%
Ronald Klink 37%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 37%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 37%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 37%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 37%
Robert Clement 36%
Peter Deutsch 36%
Dale Kildee 36%
Constance Morella 36%
Owen Pickett 36%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 35%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 35%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Barney Frank 34%
Baron Hill 34%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 34%
David Minge 34%
Dennis Moore 34%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 32%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
Norm Dicks 30%
Chet Edwards 30%
Jonas Frost III 30%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 30%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 30%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 29%
John Breaux 29%
Richard Bryan 29%
Kent Conrad 29%
Joe Lieberman 29%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 29%
Gordon Smith 29%
Paul Wellstone 29%
Brian Baird 27%
Shelley Berkley 27%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 27%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 27%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 27%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 27%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 27%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 27%
Bart Stupak 27%
Karen Thurman 27%
Ed Towns 27%
David Wu 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 26%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 24%
John Edwards 24%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 24%
Herb Kohl 24%
Charles Robb 24%
Marion Berry 23%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 23%
James Davis 23%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 23%
Calvin Dooley 23%
Tony Hall 23%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 23%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 23%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 23%
John Moakley 23%
Patrick Moynihan 23%
Ciro Rodriguez 23%
Ike Skelton 23%
Bob Weygand 23%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 22%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 22%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 22%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 22%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 22%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 22%
Vic Snyder 22%
Ted Strickland 22%
Gary Ackerman 17%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 17%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 17%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 17%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 17%
Darlene Hooley 17%
John LaFalce 17%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 17%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 17%
Steve Rothman 17%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 17%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 17%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 17%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
Robert Wexler 17%
William Clay, Sr. 16%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 16%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 16%
Lynn Woolsey 16%
Howard Berman 15%
Martin Meehan 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Chris Dodd 13%
Daniel Inouye 13%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 13%
Bob Kerrey 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 13%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 12%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 12%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 12%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
William Jefferson 12%
Patrick Kennedy 12%
Nicholas Lampson 12%
William Luther 12%
Matthew Martinez 12%
Robert Matsui 12%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 12%
Earl Pomeroy 12%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 12%
Mel Watt 12%
Albert Wynn 12%
Julia Carson 11%
Tom Lantos 11%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 11%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
David Edward Bonior 8%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
Julian Dixon 8%
Lane Evans 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 8%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 8%
Karen McCarthy 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
Dave Obey 8%
Major Owens 8%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
Bruce Vento 8%
Eva Clayton 7%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 7%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
William Coyne 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
Bill Delahunt 5%
Bob Filner 5%
Sam Gejdenson 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 5%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 5%
Thomas Allen 0%
Max Baucus 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Thomas Daschle 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
John Olver 0%
Donald Payne 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

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