Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 94%
Richard Hugh Baker 94%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 94%
Dan Burton 94%
Chris Cannon 94%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 94%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 94%
Jo Ann Davis 94%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 94%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 94%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 94%
Ron Lewis 94%
John Linder 94%
Don Manzullo 94%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 94%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 94%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 94%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 94%
Jean Schmidt 94%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 94%
Zach Wamp 94%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 94%
Wayne Allard 92%
Jim Bunning 92%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 92%
James DeMint 92%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 92%
Jon Kyl 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 92%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 86%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 86%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 86%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 86%
Geoff Davis 86%
John Doolittle 86%
Thelma Drake 86%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 86%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 86%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 86%
James McCrery III 86%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 86%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 86%
Sue Myrick 86%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 86%
Denny Rehberg 86%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 86%
Jim Saxton 86%
John Sullivan 86%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 86%
David Weldon 86%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 86%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 86%
Bill Young 86%
Larry Craig 85%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 85%
Melquiades Martinez 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 85%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 85%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 85%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 84%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 84%
Steve Buyer 84%
Duncan Hunter 84%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 84%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 84%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 83%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 83%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 82%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 82%
Kit Bond 76%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 76%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 76%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 76%
Trent Lott, Sr. 76%
Ted Stevens 74%
Rodney Alexander 73%
J. Gresham Barrett 73%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 73%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 73%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 73%
Eric Cantor 73%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 73%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 73%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 73%
David Dreier 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 73%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 73%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 73%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 73%
Robert Hayes 73%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 73%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 73%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 73%
Joseph Knollenberg 73%
John Kuhl, Jr. 73%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 73%
Connie Mack IV 73%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 73%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 73%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 73%
Marilyn Musgrave 73%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 73%
Deborah Pryce 73%
Ralph Regula 73%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 73%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 73%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 73%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 73%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 73%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 73%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 72%
Barbara Cubin 72%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 72%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 71%
Thomas Davis III 71%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
Ric Keller 71%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
John Peterson 70%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 67%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 67%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 67%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 67%
Elton Gallegly 67%
Paul Gillmor 67%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 67%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 67%
Kay Hutchison 67%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 67%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
Thomas Reynolds 67%
John Shadegg 67%
Mark Souder 67%
Todd Tiahrt 67%
George Voinovich 67%
Elizabeth Dole 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 64%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 64%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 63%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
Terry Everett 63%
David Lee Hobson 63%
Pete Hoekstra 63%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 63%
Dan Lungren 63%
John McHugh 63%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 63%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 63%
James Walsh 63%
Gerald Weller 63%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 63%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 62%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
John Ensign 60%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 59%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 59%
Philip English 59%
Tom Feeney 59%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 59%
Tim Johnson 59%
Jon Porter, Sr. 59%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 59%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 59%
Cliff Stearns 59%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 58%
George Radanovich 58%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 58%
Mike Castle 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 57%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 57%
Richard Renzi 57%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 57%
Judy Biggert 55%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 55%
Michael Ferguson 55%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 55%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 55%
Bob Bennett 54%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 54%
Dick Lugar 54%
Jim Marshall 54%
Thaddeus McCotter 54%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 54%
John Warner 54%
Heather Wilson 54%
Judd Gregg 53%
Kenny Hulshof 53%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 53%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 51%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 51%
Ray LaHood 51%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 51%
Tom Tancredo 51%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 51%
Dan Boren 50%
Norm Coleman 50%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 50%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50%
John Sununu 50%
Robert Cramer 49%
Arlen Specter 49%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 49%
Roscoe Bartlett 48%
Chet Edwards 48%
Todd Platts 48%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 47%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 47%
Christopher Shays 47%
Gene Taylor 47%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 46%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 46%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 46%
Ben Nelson 46%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 46%
Ike Skelton 46%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 46%
Gordon Smith 46%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
Ben Chandler III 45%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Joe Lieberman 45%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 44%
James Ramstad 44%
John Tanner 44%
Melissa Bean 43%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Artur Davis 43%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 43%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 43%
Olympia Snowe 43%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 42%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 42%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 42%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 41%
Lincoln Davis 41%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 41%
Bob Etheridge 41%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 41%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 41%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 40%
Jack Murtha 40%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 40%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 40%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 39%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 39%
Alan Mollohan 39%
Dennis Moore 39%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 39%
Vic Snyder 39%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 38%
Thomas Holden 38%
Mike Ross 38%
Ken Salazar 38%
Shelley Berkley 37%
Norm Dicks 37%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 37%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 37%
Earl Pomeroy 37%
Leonard Boswell 36%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 36%
Robert Wexler 36%
Evan Bayh 35%
Hillary Clinton 35%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 35%
Bart Gordon 35%
Patrick Kennedy 35%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 35%
Blanche Lincoln 35%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 35%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 35%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 34%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 34%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 34%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 34%
Rob Andrews 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Brad Miller 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 33%
Brian Baird 31%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 31%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 31%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 31%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 31%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 31%
Howard Berman 30%
Marion Berry 30%
Russ Carnahan 30%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
David Wu 30%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 29%
Herb Kohl 29%
Frank Lautenberg 29%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 29%
Max Baucus 28%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 28%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 28%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 28%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 28%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 28%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 28%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 28%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 28%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 28%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 27%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 27%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 26%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 26%
Chris Dodd 26%
Jane Harman 26%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 26%
Bart Stupak 26%
Ellen Tauscher 26%
Anthony Weiner 26%
Daniel Inouye 25%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 25%
Albert Wynn 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 24%
Gary Ackerman 23%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 23%
Bill Delahunt 23%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 23%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 23%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 23%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 23%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 23%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 23%
Kent Conrad 21%
Thomas Allen 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 20%
William Jefferson 20%
Tom Lantos 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 20%
Ron Paul 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 20%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 20%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 20%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 20%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 18%
Jerry Costello 18%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 18%
Maurice Hinchey 18%
Darlene Hooley 18%
Dale Kildee 18%
Michael McNulty 18%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 18%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 17%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 17%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 16%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 16%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 16%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 16%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 14%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 14%
Julia Carson 14%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 14%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 14%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 14%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 14%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 14%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 14%
Ed Towns 14%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 14%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 14%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 13%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 13%
Steve Rothman 13%
Jeff Bingaman 12%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 12%
NA President Barack Obama II D 12%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 12%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 10%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
Dave Obey 10%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 9%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 9%
Russ Feingold 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 8%
Martin Meehan 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 8%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
Robert Byrd 6%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 6%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 5%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
Bob Filner 5%
Barney Frank 5%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 5%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 5%
John Olver 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
Mel Watt 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 2%
Byron Dorgan 2%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 2%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Donald Payne 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Pete Stark 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%

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