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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 85%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
Eric Cantor 85%
Philip Crane 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 85%
Barbara Cubin 85%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
John Doolittle 85%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Joel Hefley 85%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 85%
Ric Keller 85%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 85%
Ron Lewis 85%
John Linder 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
James McCrery III 85%
Scott McInnis 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 85%
Sue Myrick 85%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 85%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 85%
Richard Pombo 85%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
Jim Ryun 85%
Jim Saxton 85%
Edward Schrock 85%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
John Shadegg 85%
Donald Sherwood 85%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 85%
John Sullivan 85%
John Sweeney 85%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 85%
Zach Wamp 85%
David Weldon 85%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
Bill Young 85%
Henry Bonilla 78%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
Randall Cunningham 78%
Thomas DeLay 78%
Jennifer Dunn 78%
Mark Foley 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 78%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Paul Gillmor 78%
Porter Goss 78%
Mark Green 78%
Melissa Hart 78%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 78%
David Lee Hobson 78%
Henry Hyde 78%
Sue Kelly 78%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 78%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 78%
Jerry Lewis 78%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 78%
Michael Oxley 78%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 78%
Thomas Reynolds 78%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 78%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 78%
William Tauzin 78%
Gerald Weller 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 77%
Thomas Davis III 77%
Joseph Knollenberg 77%
Anne Northup 77%
Wayne Allard 76%
Bob Bennett 76%
Kit Bond 76%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 76%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
William Frist 76%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 76%
Kay Hutchison 76%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
Mark Kennedy 76%
Jon Kyl 76%
Trent Lott, Sr. 76%
Dick Lugar 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 76%
Zell Bryan Miller 76%
Don Nickles 76%
Doug Ose 76%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 76%
Rick Santorum 76%
Ted Stevens 76%
Craig Thomas 76%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 72%
Charlie Bass 72%
Douglas Bereuter 72%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
Henry Brown, Jr. 72%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 72%
Michael Collins 72%
Jo Ann Davis 72%
Terry Everett 72%
Elton Gallegly 72%
Robert Hayes 72%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 72%
Todd Platts 72%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 72%
James Greenwood 71%
Cliff Stearns 71%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 71%
George Allen 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
Jim Bunning 67%
Mike Castle 67%
Larry Craig 67%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 67%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 67%
Michael Ferguson 67%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
Judd Gregg 67%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
Kenny Hulshof 67%
John McHugh 67%
Robert William Ney 67%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 67%
Jack Quinn 67%
Ralph Regula 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
Todd Tiahrt 67%
James Walsh 67%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 66%
Christopher Cox 65%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 65%
Deborah Pryce 65%
William Thomas 65%
John Warner 65%
Peter Fitzgerald 61%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 61%
George Voinovich 61%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
Conrad Burns 60%
Steve Buyer 60%
Larry Combest 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
David Dreier 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 60%
Ray LaHood 60%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 60%
Don Manzullo 60%
John Peterson 60%
George Radanovich 60%
James Ramstad 60%
Denny Rehberg 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
Mark Souder 60%
Charles Taylor 60%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
Chris Cannon 59%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 59%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Judy Biggert 56%
Mary Bono Mack 56%
Dan Burton 56%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 56%
Duncan Hunter 56%
Tim Johnson 56%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 56%
James Nussle 56%
Thomas William Osborne 56%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 56%
Nick Smith 56%
Tom Tancredo 56%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 56%

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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