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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 54%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 64%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 24%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 86%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 52%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
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%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
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. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 22%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 94%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 70%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 65%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 56%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 37%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 37%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 84%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson 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 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
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%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 46%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 62%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 81%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 97%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 27%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
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, Working Families 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%
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%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 97%
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%
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 Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 92%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 81%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
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%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 27%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 42%
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%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 73%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 67%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 72%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 41%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 56%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 13%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 22%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 86%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 17%
Neil Abercrombie 45%
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%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 72%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 97%
Bill Barrett 66%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Charlie Bass 70%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 59%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 40%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Shelley Berkley 27%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 23%
Judy Biggert 58%
Brian Bilbray 85%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
Rod Blagojevich 39%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 58%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 66%
Henry Bonilla 86%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Robert Borski, Jr. 26%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
John Breaux 29%
Richard Bryan 29%
Ed Bryant 92%
Jim Bunning 94%
Conrad Burns 77%
Dan Burton 90%

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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