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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Judy Biggert 57%
Michael Bilirakis 78%
Jeff Bingaman 15%
Rod Blagojevich 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 67%
Henry Bonilla 57%
David Edward Bonior 16%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Robert Borski, Jr. 33%
Leonard Boswell 47%
Rick Boucher 28%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 51%
John Breaux 15%
Ed Bryant 88%
Jim Bunning 86%
Conrad Burns 58%
Dan Burton 68%
Steve Buyer 69%
Robert Byrd 34%
Herbert Callahan 62%
Ben Campbell 75%
Chris Cannon 88%
Julia Carson 20%
Mike Castle 53%
Eva Clayton 28%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 34%
Robert Clement 34%
Michael Collins 69%
Larry Combest 62%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 43%
John Cooksey 88%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 88%
William Coyne 10%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 75%
Barbara Cubin 57%
Randall Cunningham 62%
Thomas Daschle 15%
James Davis 38%
Thomas Davis III 62%
Bill Delahunt 9%
Thomas DeLay 88%
James DeMint 76%
Peter Deutsch 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 28%
Chris Dodd 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 57%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 88%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 78%
Jennifer Dunn 78%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 28%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 69%
Philip English 47%
Bob Etheridge 34%
Lane Evans 21%
Terry Everett 75%
Russ Feingold 31%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 52%
Ernest Fletcher 78%
Mark Foley 88%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 61%
Barney Frank 10%
William Frist 67%
Jonas Frost III 33%
Elton Gallegly 62%
John Ganske 42%
George Gekas 88%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 33%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 49%
Paul Gillmor 69%
Benjamin Gilman 69%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 57%
Bart Gordon 51%
Porter Goss 88%
Daniel Graham 38%
William Phillip Gramm 75%
Mark Green 53%
James Greenwood 78%
Judd Gregg 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 57%
Tony Hall 36%
James Hansen 78%
Robert Hayes 88%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Joel Hefley 78%
Jesse Helms 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 61%
Baron Hill 21%
Van Hilleary 76%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 21%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
David Lee Hobson 69%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 34%
Pete Hoekstra 57%
Thomas Holden 47%
Ernest Hollings 38%
Darlene Hooley 28%
Stephen Horn 49%
John Nathan Hostettler 78%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 49%
Kenny Hulshof 78%
Duncan Hunter 69%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 95%
Kay Hutchison 67%
Henry Hyde 78%
Daniel Inouye 34%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 57%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
William Jefferson 24%
James Merrill Jeffords 5%
William Lewis Jenkins 88%
Christopher John 38%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Paul Kanjorski 21%
Sue Kelly 47%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 15%
Patrick Kennedy 42%
Dale Kildee 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Gerald Kleczka 28%
Joseph Knollenberg 69%
Herb Kohl 44%
James Kolbe 62%
Dennis Kucinich 31%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 15%
Ray LaHood 53%
Nicholas Lampson 28%
Tom Lantos 10%
Stephen Largent 56%
Steve LaTourette 49%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 53%
Ron Lewis 78%
Joe Lieberman 42%
Blanche Lincoln 12%
John Linder 62%
William Lipinski 44%
Trent Lott, Sr. 86%
Dick Lugar 48%
William Luther 21%
James Maloney 34%
Don Manzullo 57%
Frank Mascara 40%
Robert Matsui 10%
Karen McCarthy 10%
James McCrery III 78%
John McHugh 69%
Scott McInnis 88%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 15%
Michael McNulty 39%
Martin Meehan 15%
Carrie Meek 24%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 10%
Dan Miller 88%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 23%
Alan Mollohan 34%
Dennis Moore 40%
Constance Morella 32%
Frank Murkowski 74%
Jack Murtha 39%
Sue Myrick 56%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 78%
Robert William Ney 78%

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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