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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 54%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 78%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 54%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 55%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 37%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 22%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 35%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 89%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 41%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 35%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 37%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 71%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 78%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 54%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 6%
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 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 54%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 27%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 21%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 52%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 54%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 78%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 39%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 42%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 32%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 32%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 51%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 32%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 28%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 48%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 6%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 78%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 35%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 35%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 37%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 32%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 80%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 13%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 26%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 58%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 68%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 68%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 51%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 77%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 80%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 52%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 17%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 63%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 6%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 46%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 42%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 89%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 34%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 78%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 89%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 78%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 77%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 39%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 41%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 28%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 32%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 60%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 32%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 51%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 58%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 68%
Neil Abercrombie 17%
Gary Ackerman 39%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 71%

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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