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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 39%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 71%
Rodney Alexander 47%
Wayne Allard 54%
George Allen 78%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 32%
Joe Baca, Sr. 21%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 20%
Cass Ballenger 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 65%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 26%
Evan Bayh 44%
Bob Beauprez 65%
Chris Bell 20%
Bob Bennett 68%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 36%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 52%
Michael Bilirakis 77%
Jeff Bingaman 32%
Sherwood Boehlert 51%
Kit Bond 78%
Henry Bonilla 69%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Leonard Boswell 32%
Rick Boucher 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
John Breaux 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Ginny Brown-Waite 64%
Jim Bunning 78%
Conrad Burns 78%
Max Burns 89%
Dan Burton 65%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 30%
Ben Campbell 49%
Chris Cannon 80%
Dennis Cardoza 39%
Brad Carson 44%
Julia Carson 11%
Edward Case 43%
Mike Castle 52%
Chris Chocola 89%
Hillary Clinton 14%
Norm Coleman 78%
Michael Collins 89%
Kent Conrad 35%
Jon Corzine 10%
Jerry Costello 37%
Christopher Cox 89%
Larry Craig 54%
Robert Cramer 47%
Philip Crane 80%
Barbara Cubin 80%
Randall Cunningham 89%
Thomas Daschle 14%
Artur Davis 27%
James Davis 45%
Jo Ann Davis 60%
Lincoln Davis 44%
Thomas Davis III 56%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 89%
Peter Deutsch 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 42%
Chris Dodd 22%
Elizabeth Dole 65%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 78%
Calvin Dooley 45%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 22%
David Dreier 62%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
Chet Edwards 37%
Vern Ehlers 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 79%
Philip English 80%
John Ensign 62%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 71%
Tom Feeney 77%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 64%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 54%
Mark Foley 55%
Harold Ford, Jr. 34%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 78%
Jonas Frost III 31%
Elton Gallegly 65%
Jim Gibbons 89%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Charlie Gonzalez 27%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 57%
Bart Gordon 31%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 40%
Mark Green 65%
James Greenwood 56%
Judd Gregg 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 77%
Jane Harman 27%
Katherine Harris 80%
Melissa Hart 80%
J. Dennis Hastert 89%
Robert Hayes 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 64%
Joel Hefley 55%
Wally Herger, Jr. 70%
Baron Hill 35%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 60%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 17%
Pete Hoekstra 69%
Thomas Holden 39%
Ernest Hollings 21%
Darlene Hooley 27%
John Nathan Hostettler 48%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 49%
Kenny Hulshof 58%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Kay Hutchison 68%
Henry Hyde 89%
Daniel Inouye 43%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 77%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Janklow 89%
William Jefferson 20%
James Merrill Jeffords 22%
William Lewis Jenkins 77%
Christopher John 48%
Nancy Johnson 52%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 27%
Ric Keller 89%
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 89%
Patrick Kennedy 21%
Dale Kildee 32%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 14%
Gerald Kleczka 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 69%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 49%
Dennis Kucinich 14%
Jon Kyl 78%
Ray LaHood 58%
Nicholas Lampson 21%
Tom Lantos 35%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 65%
Ron Lewis 89%
Blanche Lincoln 35%
John Linder 89%
William Lipinski 43%
Trent Lott, Sr. 78%
Dick Lugar 78%
Denise Majette 27%
Don Manzullo 55%
Jim Marshall 43%
Robert Matsui 21%
Karen McCarthy 13%
Thaddeus McCotter 65%
James McCrery III 80%
John McHugh 54%
Scott McInnis 89%
Michael McNulty 36%
Martin Meehan 17%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 34%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Brad Miller 31%
Zell Bryan Miller 61%
Alan Mollohan 46%
Dennis Moore 37%
Jack Murtha 46%
Marilyn Musgrave 89%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 46%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 63%
Robert William Ney 71%
Don Nickles 78%
Anne Northup 89%

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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