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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Robert Barr, Jr. 97%
Chris Cannon 97%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 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. Republican 97%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 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 Republican 94%
Jesse Helms 94%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 94%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Ed Bryant 92%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
Philip Crane 92%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Rick Hill 92%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
Jack Metcalf 92%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
Edward Pease 92%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 92%
Cliff Stearns 92%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 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 Republican 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 Republican 86%
Scott McInnis 86%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Richard Pombo 86%
James Ramstad 86%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 86%
Robert Schaffer 86%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 86%
Tom Tancredo 86%
Wesley Watkins 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
Brian Bilbray 85%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 85%
John Doolittle 85%
William Tauzin 85%
Wayne Allard 84%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 84%
Peter Fitzgerald 84%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
Rick Santorum 84%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 81%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
Barbara Cubin 81%
Randall Cunningham 81%
Thomas DeLay 81%
Jay Dickey 81%
William Goodling 81%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
John Linder 81%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 81%
Jim Ryun 81%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 81%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 81%
Mark Souder 81%
Charles Taylor 81%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
Merrill Cook 78%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 78%
William Lewis Jenkins 78%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 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 Republican 77%
Paul Coverdell 77%
Kay Hutchison 77%
Stephen Largent 77%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 77%
Ronald Packard 77%
Thomas Reynolds 77%
Bob Smith 77%
Fred Thompson 77%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 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 Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 73%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 73%
Joe Scarborough 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 73%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 73%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 73%
Cass Ballenger 72%
Thomas Ewing 72%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 72%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
Charlie Bass 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 70%
Ray LaHood 70%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 70%
Ron Paul 70%
George Radanovich 70%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
William Thomas 70%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 69%
James Hansen 69%
John Peterson 69%
James Talent 69%
Bob Bennett 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 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 Republican 66%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 66%
Bill McCollum 66%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 66%
Bob Riley 66%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 66%
Nick Smith 66%
Floyd Spence 66%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 66%
David Weldon 66%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
Marge Roukema 65%
Richard Armey 64%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 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%

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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