Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 28%
Gary Ackerman 28%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 69%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 97%
Wayne Allard 72%
George Allen 72%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 41%
Richard Armey 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 41%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 60%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 87%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
Cass Ballenger 87%
James Barcia 34%
Bob Barr, Jr. 82%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 69%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 97%
Charlie Bass 74%
Max Baucus 14%
Evan Bayh 43%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 20%
Bob Bennett 72%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 47%
Douglas Bereuter 53%
Shelley Berkley 34%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 41%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 3%
Judy Biggert 53%
Michael Bilirakis 82%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 31%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 87%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 87%
Kit Bond 72%
Henry Bonilla 97%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 47%
Robert Borski, Jr. 28%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 32%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 46%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 60%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 36%
John Breaux 43%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 15%
Henry Brown, Jr. 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 72%
Ed Bryant 81%
Jim Bunning 94%
Conrad Burns 72%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 85%
Dan Burton 81%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 27%
Herbert Callahan 97%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 60%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60%
Ben Campbell 65%
Chris Cannon 82%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 3%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 60%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 22%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 28%
Jean Carnahan 27%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 27%
Brad Carson 47%
Julia Carson 18%
Mike Castle 53%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 60%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 51%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 16%
Eva Clayton 15%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 43%
Robert Clement 28%
Hillary Clinton 27%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 12%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 82%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 94%
Michael Collins 60%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 54%
Larry Combest 53%
Gary Condit 36%
Kent Conrad 27%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
John Cooksey 85%
Jon Corzine 3%
Jerry Costello 41%
Christopher Cox 74%
William Coyne 15%
Larry Craig 72%
Robert Cramer 41%
Philip Crane 97%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 72%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 74%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 31%
Barbara Cubin 97%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 87%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
Randall Cunningham 72%
Thomas Daschle 14%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
James Davis 46%
Jo Ann Davis 69%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 41%
Thomas Davis III 74%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 3%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 60%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 21%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
Bill Delahunt 16%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 22%
Thomas DeLay 97%
Peter Deutsch 28%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
Norm Dicks 36%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 40%
Chris Dodd 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 72%
Calvin Dooley 36%
John Doolittle 69%
Byron Dorgan 27%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 36%
David Dreier 87%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 53%
Jennifer Dunn 87%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 3%
John Edwards 27%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 58%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 34%
Philip English 47%
John Ensign 72%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 72%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 12%
Bob Etheridge 47%
Lane Evans 18%
Terry Everett 97%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 7%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 12%
Russ Feingold 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
Michael Ferguson 60%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 72%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 47%
Mark Foley 53%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 8%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 87%
William Frist 72%
Jonas Frost III 53%
Elton Gallegly 53%
John Ganske 41%
George Gekas 87%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 36%
Jim Gibbons 87%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
Paul Gillmor 74%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 87%
Bart Gordon 41%
Porter Goss 74%
Daniel Graham 27%
William Phillip Gramm 65%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 87%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 72%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 60%
Mark Green 60%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 47%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 65%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 74%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 21%
Gilbert Gutknecht 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 72%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60%
Tony Hall 28%
James Hansen 74%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 14%
Jane Harman 28%
Melissa Hart 74%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 28%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 97%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 94%
Robert Hayes 87%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 60%
Jesse Helms 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 60%
Baron Hill 41%
Van Hilleary 58%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 5%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 35%
David Lee Hobson 87%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 22%
Pete Hoekstra 41%
Thomas Holden 47%
Ernest Hollings 43%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 16%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 8%
Darlene Hooley 21%
Stephen Horn 47%
John Nathan Hostettler 68%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 31%
Kenny Hulshof 69%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 54%
Kay Hutchison 94%
Henry Hyde 74%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 54%
Daniel Inouye 14%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 26%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 36%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 53%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 31%
William Jefferson 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
William Lewis Jenkins 82%
Christopher John 47%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 22%
Nancy Johnson 46%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 97%
Tim Johnson 53%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 27%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 58%
Paul Kanjorski 36%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 24%
Ric Keller 97%
Sue Kelly 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 3%
Mark Kennedy 87%
Patrick Kennedy 28%
Brian Kerns 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 14%
Dale Kildee 32%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 15%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 21%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 74%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 97%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 60%
Gerald Kleczka 7%
Joseph Knollenberg 87%
Herb Kohl 14%
James Kolbe 60%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 72%
John LaFalce 18%
Ray LaHood 53%
Nicholas Lampson 28%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 43%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 36%
Tom Lantos 22%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 26%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 58%
Steve LaTourette 81%
James Leach 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 3%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 12%
Jerry Lewis 87%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 12%
Ron Lewis 87%
Joe Lieberman 43%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
John Linder 87%
William Lipinski 52%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 22%
Trent Lott, Sr. 94%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 82%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 53%
Dick Lugar 72%
William Luther 8%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
James Maloney 47%
Don Manzullo 58%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 16%
Frank Mascara 47%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 47%
Robert Matsui 22%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 72%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 34%
Karen McCarthy 12%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 7%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 72%
James McCrery III 87%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
John McHugh 53%
Scott McInnis 72%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 47%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 87%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 26%
Martin Meehan 12%
Carrie Meek 31%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 15%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 47%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 74%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 27%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 24%
Dan Miller 87%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 87%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 54%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 18%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 36%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 53%
Constance Morella 28%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Jack Murtha 36%
Sue Myrick 97%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 12%
Ben Nelson 54%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 27%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 69%
Robert William Ney 58%
Don Nickles 72%
Anne Northup 87%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 58%
James Nussle 47%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 7%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 74%
Thomas William Osborne 53%
Doug Ose 87%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 69%
Major Owens 7%
Michael Oxley 87%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 36%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 41%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 22%
Ron Paul 26%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 97%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 45%
John Peterson 60%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 74%
David Phelps 41%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 74%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 82%
Earl Pomeroy 34%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 87%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 32%
Deborah Pryce 87%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 80%
Jack Quinn 72%
George Radanovich 81%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 26%
James Ramstad 53%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 5%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 3%
Ralph Regula 74%
Denny Rehberg 60%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 27%
Silvestre Reyes 72%
Thomas Reynolds 87%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 72%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 27%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Timothy Roemer 36%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 74%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 87%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 60%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 69%
Mike Ross 41%
Steve Rothman 36%
Marge Roukema 72%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 58%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 41%
Jim Ryun 97%
Martin Olav Sabo 5%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 32%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 32%
Rick Santorum 54%
Paul Sarbanes 14%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 12%
Jim Saxton 60%
Robert Schaffer 69%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 40%
Edward Schrock 87%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 14%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 22%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 60%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 65%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 82%
John Shadegg 87%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87%
Christopher Shays 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 54%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 34%
Donald Sherwood 60%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 47%
Ronnie Shows 47%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 80%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 60%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60%
Joseph Skeen 87%
Ike Skelton 53%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 26%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 47%
Gordon Smith 53%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 85%
Nick Smith 69%
Bob Smith 65%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 41%
Hilda Solis 16%
Mark Souder 74%
Arlen Specter 41%
John Spratt, Jr. 41%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 3%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 69%
Charles Stenholm 60%
Ted Stevens 54%
Ted Strickland 26%
Bob Stump 97%
Bart Stupak 32%
John Sweeney 85%
Tom Tancredo 82%
John Tanner 47%
Ellen Tauscher 36%
William Tauzin 74%
Charles Taylor 82%
Gene Taylor 46%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 87%
Craig Thomas 71%
William Thomas 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
Fred Thompson 72%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 18%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 87%
Karen Thurman 36%
Strom Thurmond 94%
Todd Tiahrt 69%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 58%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 47%
Robert Torricelli 3%
Ed Towns 10%
James Traficant, Jr. 69%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
James Turner 36%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 47%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 41%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85%
George Voinovich 51%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 85%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 69%
John Warner 54%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 7%
Wesley Watkins 72%
Diane Watson 17%
Mel Watt 10%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 87%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 22%
Anthony Weiner 12%
David Weldon 60%
W. Curtis Weldon 45%
Gerald Weller 74%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 34%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 74%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 87%
Heather Wilson 74%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 72%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 26%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 3%
Albert Wynn 12%
Bill Young 87%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 80%

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