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Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 56%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 61%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 49%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 23%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 42%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 15%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 78%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 76%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 76%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 46%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 4%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 4%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
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 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 78%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 22%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 56%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 12%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 36%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 15%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 67%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 51%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 56%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 78%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 29%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 56%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 51%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 19%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 48%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 18%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 31%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 53%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 26%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 26%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 67%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 30%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 72%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 48%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 35%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 14%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 31%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 78%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 39%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 56%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 23%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 60%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 55%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 56%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 10%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 51%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 76%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 49%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 19%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 76%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 26%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 85%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 60%

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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