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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 28%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 73%
Wayne Allard 74%
George Allen 74%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 31%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
Charlie Bass 54%
Max Baucus 36%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 42%
Bob Beauprez 61%
Bob Bennett 74%
Shelley Berkley 41%
Howard Berman 32%
Marion Berry 41%
Judy Biggert 48%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
Sherwood Boehlert 49%
Kit Bond 65%
Henry Bonilla 89%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 79%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Dan Boren 42%
Leonard Boswell 32%
Rick Boucher 32%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
Henry Brown, Jr. 77%
Ginny Brown-Waite 78%
Jim Bunning 74%
Conrad Burns 60%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 73%
Robert Byrd 15%
Chris Cannon 89%
Dennis Cardoza 45%
Russ Carnahan 33%
Julia Carson 17%
Edward Case 45%
Mike Castle 51%
Ben Chandler III 43%
Chris Chocola 61%
Hillary Clinton 29%
Norm Coleman 74%
Kent Conrad 42%
Jerry Costello 32%
Larry Craig 58%
Robert Cramer 49%
Barbara Cubin 55%
Artur Davis 43%
Geoff Davis 78%
James Davis 37%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 42%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 7%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Norm Dicks 40%
Chris Dodd 15%
Elizabeth Dole 74%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 74%
John Doolittle 84%
Byron Dorgan 10%
Thelma Drake 89%
David Dreier 61%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 61%
John Ensign 74%
Bob Etheridge 44%
Lane Evans 12%
Terry Everett 70%
Tom Feeney 73%
Russ Feingold 5%
Michael Ferguson 61%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 79%
Harold Ford, Jr. 44%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 79%
Barney Frank 18%
William Frist 74%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Jim Gibbons 79%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 58%
Charlie Gonzalez 31%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 58%
Bart Gordon 36%
Mark Green 79%
Judd Gregg 57%
Gilbert Gutknecht 55%
Jane Harman 30%
Katherine Harris 70%
Melissa Hart 89%
Robert Hayes 84%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 89%
Joel Hefley 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 55%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 39%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 67%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Thomas Holden 34%
Darlene Hooley 26%
John Nathan Hostettler 51%
Kenny Hulshof 55%
Duncan Hunter 79%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Henry Hyde 69%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 58%
Daniel Inouye 28%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 89%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 4%
William Jefferson 28%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
William Lewis Jenkins 78%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 29%
Ric Keller 79%
Sue Kelly 61%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 73%
Patrick Kennedy 39%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Joseph Knollenberg 58%
Herb Kohl 5%
James Kolbe 45%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 67%
Jon Kyl 65%
Ray LaHood 52%
Tom Lantos 32%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 24%
James Leach 28%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Ron Lewis 89%
Joe Lieberman 45%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 89%
Trent Lott, Sr. 74%
Dick Lugar 49%
Dan Lungren 86%
Connie Mack IV 66%
Don Manzullo 58%
Jim Marshall 48%
Melquiades Martinez 74%
Thaddeus McCotter 58%
James McCrery III 67%
John McHugh 55%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 15%
Martin Meehan 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 34%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 45%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 16%
Brad Miller 30%
Alan Mollohan 35%
Dennis Moore 42%
Jack Murtha 36%
Marilyn Musgrave 89%
Sue Myrick 86%
Ben Nelson 52%
Robert William Ney 53%
Anne Northup 61%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 79%
James Nussle 67%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Major Owens 6%
Michael Oxley 79%
Ron Paul 28%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 70%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 73%
Todd Platts 67%
Richard Pombo 67%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
Jon Porter, Sr. 71%
Deborah Pryce 61%
George Radanovich 73%
James Ramstad 48%
Ralph Regula 61%
Denny Rehberg 73%
Richard Renzi 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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