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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 3%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 54%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 72%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 47%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 27%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 27%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 72%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 53%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 72%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 85%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 27%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 28%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 3%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 87%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 47%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 27%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 87%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 54%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 3%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 47%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 3%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 72%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 41%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 69%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 12%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 47%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 41%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 32%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 41%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 87%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 74%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 18%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 58%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 74%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 12%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 22%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 87%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 26%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 26%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 41%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 60%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 69%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 97%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 72%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 26%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 12%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 65%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 14%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 80%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 16%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 72%
Neil Abercrombie 28%
Gary Ackerman 28%
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%
Spencer Bachus 60%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 87%
Cass Ballenger 87%
James Barcia 34%
Bob Barr, Jr. 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 69%
Charlie Bass 74%
Max Baucus 14%
Evan Bayh 43%
Bob Bennett 72%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 47%
Douglas Bereuter 53%
Shelley Berkley 34%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 41%
Judy Biggert 53%
Michael Bilirakis 82%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
John Boehner 87%
Kit Bond 72%
Henry Bonilla 97%

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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