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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 15%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 61%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 74%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 52%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 54%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 46%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 74%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 74%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 55%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 51%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 53%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 74%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 61%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
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 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 74%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 16%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 29%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 74%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 34%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 61%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 58%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 74%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 74%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 74%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 29%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 29%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 55%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 73%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 6%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 36%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 89%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 34%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 55%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 61%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 51%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 58%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 48%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 79%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 67%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 73%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 34%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 28%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 89%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 86%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 73%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 26%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 61%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 89%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 61%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 58%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 77%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 27%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 48%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 42%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 89%
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 86%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 14%

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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