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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Mark Green 62%
Joseph Skeen 62%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 62%
Heather Wilson 61%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 60%
Robert Franks 60%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Rodney Grams 60%
Jon Kyl 60%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 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 Republican 57%
Steve Buyer 57%
Jack Quinn 57%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 56%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 56%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 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 Republican 54%
Michael Oxley 54%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 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 Republican 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 Republican 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 Republican 48%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Ernest Hollings 47%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 47%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 47%
Robert Byrd 46%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 46%
Pete Stark 46%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 46%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 45%
Robert Cramer 45%
Russ Feingold 45%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 45%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 45%
John Edward Porter 45%
Rob Andrews 44%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 44%
Bart Gordon 44%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 44%
Jerry Costello 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 43%
David Phelps 43%
Ronnie Shows 43%
Frank Mascara 42%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 42%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 42%
Charles Stenholm 42%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 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 Democratic 38%
Byron Dorgan 38%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 37%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 37%
Ronald Klink 37%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 37%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 37%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 37%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 37%
Robert Clement 36%
Peter Deutsch 36%
Dale Kildee 36%
Constance Morella 36%
Owen Pickett 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 35%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Barney Frank 34%
Baron Hill 34%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 34%
David Minge 34%
Dennis Moore 34%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 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 Democratic 30%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
John Breaux 29%
Richard Bryan 29%
Kent Conrad 29%
Joe Lieberman 29%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 29%
Gordon Smith 29%
Paul Wellstone 29%
Brian Baird 27%
Shelley Berkley 27%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 27%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 27%
Bart Stupak 27%
Karen Thurman 27%
Ed Towns 27%
David Wu 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 26%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 24%
John Edwards 24%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 24%
Herb Kohl 24%
Charles Robb 24%
Marion Berry 23%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 23%
James Davis 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23%
Calvin Dooley 23%

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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