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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 53%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 53%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 69%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 76%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 78%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 69%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 21%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 51%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 67%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 16%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 31%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 6%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 58%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 69%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 28%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 53%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 28%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 6%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 62%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 42%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 16%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 26%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 3%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 62%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 53%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 78%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 78%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 28%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 24%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 78%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 34%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 15%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 45%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 62%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 49%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 58%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 57%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 24%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 53%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 16%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 27%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 24%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 62%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 45%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 49%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 10%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 40%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 11%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Gary Ackerman 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 6%
Rob Andrews 49%
Richard Armey 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
Cass Ballenger 88%
James Barcia 40%
Bob Barr, Jr. 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Charlie Bass 76%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 15%
Bob Bennett 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 42%
Douglas Bereuter 69%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 21%

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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