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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 97%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 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. Democratic 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. Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 8%
Darlene Hooley 21%
Stephen Horn 47%
John Nathan Hostettler 68%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 31%
Kenny Hulshof 69%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 54%
Kay Hutchison 94%
Henry Hyde 74%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 54%
Daniel Inouye 14%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 53%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 31%
William Jefferson 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
William Lewis Jenkins 82%
Christopher John 47%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 22%
Nancy Johnson 46%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 97%
Tim Johnson 53%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58%
Paul Kanjorski 36%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 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 Democratic 14%
Dale Kildee 32%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 15%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 97%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 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 Democratic 43%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
Tom Lantos 22%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 58%
Steve LaTourette 81%
James Leach 25%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 12%
Jerry Lewis 87%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 12%
Ron Lewis 87%
Joe Lieberman 43%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
John Linder 87%
William Lipinski 52%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
Trent Lott, Sr. 94%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 82%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 53%
Dick Lugar 72%
William Luther 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
James Maloney 47%
Don Manzullo 58%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 16%
Frank Mascara 47%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 47%
Robert Matsui 22%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 72%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 34%
Karen McCarthy 12%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 72%
James McCrery III 87%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
John McHugh 53%
Scott McInnis 72%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 87%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 26%
Martin Meehan 12%
Carrie Meek 31%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 47%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 74%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 27%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 24%
Dan Miller 87%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 54%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 18%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 36%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 53%
Constance Morella 28%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
Jack Murtha 36%
Sue Myrick 97%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 12%
Ben Nelson 54%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 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 Republican 69%
Major Owens 7%
Michael Oxley 87%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 41%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 22%
Ron Paul 26%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 97%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
John Peterson 60%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 74%
David Phelps 41%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 74%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 82%
Earl Pomeroy 34%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 32%
Deborah Pryce 87%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 80%
Jack Quinn 72%
George Radanovich 81%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 26%
James Ramstad 53%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
Ralph Regula 74%
Denny Rehberg 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 27%
Silvestre Reyes 72%
Thomas Reynolds 87%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 11%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 27%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Timothy Roemer 36%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 69%
Mike Ross 41%

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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