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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 23%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 2%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 73%
Wayne Allard 92%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 27%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 94%
J. Gresham Barrett 73%
Roscoe Bartlett 48%
Max Baucus 28%
Evan Bayh 35%
Melissa Bean 43%
Bob Bennett 54%
Shelley Berkley 37%
Howard Berman 30%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 55%
Jeff Bingaman 12%
Kit Bond 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 86%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
Jim Bunning 92%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 84%
Robert Byrd 6%
Chris Cannon 94%
Eric Cantor 73%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 30%
Julia Carson 14%
Mike Castle 57%
Ben Chandler III 45%
Hillary Clinton 35%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 21%
Jerry Costello 18%
Larry Craig 85%
Robert Cramer 49%
Barbara Cubin 72%
Artur Davis 43%
Geoff Davis 86%
Jo Ann Davis 94%
Lincoln Davis 41%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Bill Delahunt 23%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 73%
Norm Dicks 37%
Chris Dodd 26%
Elizabeth Dole 66%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 85%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 2%
Thelma Drake 86%
David Dreier 73%
Chet Edwards 48%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
Philip English 59%
John Ensign 60%
Bob Etheridge 41%
Terry Everett 63%
Tom Feeney 59%
Russ Feingold 8%
Michael Ferguson 55%
Bob Filner 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 67%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 57%
Bart Gordon 35%
Judd Gregg 53%
Jane Harman 26%
Robert Hayes 73%
Wally Herger, Jr. 86%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 41%
Maurice Hinchey 18%
David Lee Hobson 63%
Pete Hoekstra 63%
Thomas Holden 38%
Darlene Hooley 18%
Kenny Hulshof 53%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Kay Hutchison 67%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 53%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
William Jefferson 20%
Tim Johnson 59%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 71%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 35%
Dale Kildee 18%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 73%
Herb Kohl 29%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
John Kuhl, Jr. 73%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 51%
Tom Lantos 20%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 29%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 45%
Blanche Lincoln 35%
John Linder 94%
Trent Lott, Sr. 76%
Dick Lugar 54%
Dan Lungren 63%
Connie Mack IV 73%
Don Manzullo 94%
Jim Marshall 54%
Melquiades Martinez 85%
Thaddeus McCotter 54%
James McCrery III 86%
John McHugh 63%
Michael McNulty 18%
Martin Meehan 8%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 37%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 46%
Brad Miller 33%
Alan Mollohan 39%
Dennis Moore 39%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 73%
Sue Myrick 86%
Ben Nelson 46%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 70%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Todd Platts 48%
Earl Pomeroy 37%
Jon Porter, Sr. 59%
Deborah Pryce 73%
George Radanovich 58%
James Ramstad 44%
Ralph Regula 73%
Denny Rehberg 86%
Richard Renzi 57%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Thomas Reynolds 67%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 13%
Ken Salazar 38%
Jim Saxton 86%
Jean Schmidt 94%
John Shadegg 67%
Christopher Shays 47%
Ike Skelton 46%
Gordon Smith 46%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Vic Snyder 39%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 42%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 59%
Ted Stevens 74%
Bart Stupak 26%
John Sullivan 86%
John Sununu 50%
Tom Tancredo 51%
John Tanner 44%
Ellen Tauscher 26%
Gene Taylor 47%
Todd Tiahrt 67%
Ed Towns 14%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
George Voinovich 67%
James Walsh 63%
Zach Wamp 94%
John Warner 54%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 5%
Anthony Weiner 26%
David Weldon 86%
Gerald Weller 63%
Robert Wexler 36%
Heather Wilson 54%

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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