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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 35%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 85%
Wayne Allard 76%
George Allen 67%
Thomas Allen 23%
Rob Andrews 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 26%
Brian Baird 26%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
Charlie Bass 72%
Max Baucus 47%
Evan Bayh 38%
Bob Bennett 76%
Douglas Bereuter 72%
Shelley Berkley 35%
Howard Berman 31%
Marion Berry 39%
Judy Biggert 56%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
Kit Bond 76%
Henry Bonilla 78%
Mary Bono Mack 56%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 32%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 52%
Henry Brown, Jr. 72%
Jim Bunning 67%
Conrad Burns 60%
Dan Burton 56%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 22%
Ben Campbell 53%
Chris Cannon 59%
Eric Cantor 85%
Brad Carson 48%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 67%
Hillary Clinton 27%
Michael Collins 72%
Larry Combest 60%
Kent Conrad 12%
Jon Corzine 6%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 65%
Larry Craig 67%
Robert Cramer 49%
Philip Crane 85%
Barbara Cubin 85%
Randall Cunningham 78%
Thomas Daschle 38%
James Davis 45%
Jo Ann Davis 72%
Thomas Davis III 77%
Bill Delahunt 10%
Thomas DeLay 78%
Peter Deutsch 42%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 38%
Chris Dodd 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
Calvin Dooley 42%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 24%
David Dreier 60%
Jennifer Dunn 78%
John Edwards 36%
Chet Edwards 41%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 67%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 14%
Terry Everett 72%
Russ Feingold 12%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 61%
Mark Foley 78%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 78%
Barney Frank 23%
William Frist 76%
Jonas Frost III 30%
Elton Gallegly 72%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 30%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
Paul Gillmor 78%
Charlie Gonzalez 19%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 53%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 78%
Daniel Graham 41%
Mark Green 78%
James Greenwood 71%
Judd Gregg 67%
Gilbert Gutknecht 55%
Jane Harman 44%
Melissa Hart 78%
Robert Hayes 72%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Joel Hefley 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 60%
Baron Hill 38%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 78%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 26%
Pete Hoekstra 53%
Thomas Holden 46%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 19%
John Nathan Hostettler 49%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 49%
Kenny Hulshof 67%
Duncan Hunter 56%
Kay Hutchison 76%
Henry Hyde 78%
Daniel Inouye 19%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
William Jefferson 30%
James Merrill Jeffords 21%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Christopher John 47%
Nancy Johnson 48%
Tim Johnson 56%
Paul Kanjorski 39%
Ric Keller 85%
Sue Kelly 78%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Mark Kennedy 76%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Gerald Kleczka 10%
Joseph Knollenberg 77%
Herb Kohl 30%
James Kolbe 55%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 76%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 31%
Tom Lantos 31%
Steve LaTourette 51%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 78%
Ron Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 44%
Blanche Lincoln 45%
John Linder 85%
William Lipinski 48%
Trent Lott, Sr. 76%
Dick Lugar 76%
Don Manzullo 60%
Robert Matsui 19%
Karen McCarthy 23%
James McCrery III 85%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 85%
Michael McNulty 19%
Martin Meehan 29%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 19%
Zell Bryan Miller 76%
Alan Mollohan 36%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jack Murtha 44%
Sue Myrick 85%
Ben Nelson 49%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Robert William Ney 67%
Don Nickles 76%
Anne Northup 77%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 72%
James Nussle 56%
Jim Oberstar 6%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 44%
Thomas William Osborne 56%
Doug Ose 76%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 78%
Ron Paul 42%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 85%
Todd Platts 72%
Richard Pombo 85%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
Deborah Pryce 65%
Jack Quinn 67%
George Radanovich 60%
James Ramstad 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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