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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Patsy Takemoto Mink 40%
John Moakley 23%
Alan Mollohan 39%
Dennis Moore 34%
Jim Moran, Jr. 37%
Constance Morella 36%
Patrick Moynihan 23%
Frank Murkowski 67%
Jack Murtha 40%
Sue Myrick 97%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 73%
Robert William Ney 78%
Don Nickles 90%
Anne Northup 63%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 73%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 8%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Doug Ose 48%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 54%
Ronald Packard 77%
Ed Pastor 5%
Ron Paul 70%
Donald Payne 0%
Edward Pease 92%
John Peterson 69%
Tom Petri 73%
David Phelps 43%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Owen Pickett 36%
Richard Pombo 86%
Earl Pomeroy 12%
John Edward Porter 45%
Deborah Pryce 52%
Jack Quinn 57%
George Radanovich 70%
Nick Rahall II 12%
James Ramstad 86%
Ralph Regula 55%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Thomas Reynolds 77%
Bob Riley 66%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 46%
Charles Robb 24%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 23%
Timothy Roemer 48%
James Rogan 91%
William Roth, Jr. 52%
Steve Rothman 17%
Marge Roukema 65%
Jim Ryun 81%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 17%
Rick Santorum 84%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 64%
Joe Scarborough 73%
Robert Schaffer 86%
John Shadegg 97%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 55%
Christopher Shays 59%
Donald Sherwood 53%
Ronnie Shows 43%
E.G. Shuster 97%
Norman Sisisky 40%
Joseph Skeen 62%
Ike Skelton 23%
Gordon Smith 29%
Nick Smith 66%
Bob Smith 77%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 22%
Mark Souder 81%
Arlen Specter 49%
Floyd Spence 66%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 46%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Charles Stenholm 42%
Ted Stevens 67%
Ted Strickland 22%
Bob Stump 78%
Bart Stupak 27%
John Sununu 97%
John Sweeney 91%
James Talent 69%
Tom Tancredo 86%
John Tanner 41%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
William Tauzin 85%
Charles Taylor 81%
Gene Taylor 58%
Lee Terry 66%
Craig Thomas 67%
William Thomas 70%
Fred Thompson 77%
Karen Thurman 27%
Strom Thurmond 90%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
John Tierney 33%
Robert Torricelli 40%
Ed Towns 27%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 39%
Mark Udall 16%
Bruce Vento 8%
George Voinovich 64%
James Walsh 51%
Zach Wamp 92%
John Warner 49%
Wesley Watkins 86%
Mel Watt 12%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 73%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 66%
W. Curtis Weldon 63%
Gerald Weller 63%
Paul Wellstone 29%
Robert Wexler 17%
Bob Weygand 23%
Heather Wilson 61%
Bob Wise, Jr. 41%
Frank Wolf 48%
Lynn Woolsey 16%
David Wu 27%
Albert Wynn 12%
Bill Young 64%

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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