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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 81%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 73%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 73%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 64%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 45%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 78%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 81%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 24%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 46%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 86%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 62%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 81%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 52%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 45%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 22%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 44%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 97%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 97%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 45%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 37%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 34%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 32%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 22%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 56%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 72%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 97%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 94%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 73%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 44%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 92%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 70%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 23%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 38%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 81%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 65%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 24%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 56%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 37%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 48%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 37%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 66%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 27%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 42%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 41%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 73%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 86%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 73%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 37%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 22%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 12%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 84%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 56%
Gary Ackerman 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Wayne Allard 84%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 44%
Bill Archer 91%
Richard Armey 64%
John Ashcroft 77%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 72%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Barr, Jr. 97%
Bill Barrett 66%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%

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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