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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 17%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 69%
Wayne Allard 84%
Thomas Allen 32%
Jason Altmire 53%
Michael Arcuri 46%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
Michele Bachmann 89%
Spencer Bachus 62%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 84%
Brian Baird 37%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
John Barrow 51%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
Max Baucus 6%
Evan Bayh 55%
Melissa Bean 51%
Bob Bennett 63%
Shelley Berkley 43%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 32%
Joe Biden, Jr. 36%
Judy Biggert 59%
Brian Bilbray 84%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 15%
John Boehner 93%
Kit Bond 84%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 79%
Mary Bono Mack 69%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 43%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 74%
Barbara Boxer 6%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 48%
Nancy Boyda 42%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 95%
Corrine Brown 31%
Henry Brown, Jr. 69%
Ginny Brown-Waite 79%
Jim Bunning 84%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 74%
John Campbell III 78%
Chris Cannon 88%
Eric Cantor 89%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 37%
Russ Carnahan 37%
Christopher Carney 54%
Mike Castle 54%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 55%
Saxby Chambliss 79%
Ben Chandler III 48%
Travis Childers 58%
Hillary Clinton 37%
Howard Coble 56%
Thomas Coburn 84%
Norm Coleman 61%
Kent Conrad 39%
Jerry Costello 22%
Larry Craig 84%
Robert Cramer 52%
Barbara Cubin 88%
Artur Davis 48%
David Davis 74%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 48%
Thomas Davis III 73%
Bill Delahunt 15%
James DeMint 84%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Norm Dicks 43%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 6%
Elizabeth Dole 58%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 65%
John Doolittle 84%
Byron Dorgan 6%
Thelma Drake 72%
David Dreier 62%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 52%
Philip English 55%
John Ensign 84%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Terry Everett 93%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Tom Feeney 67%
Russ Feingold 47%
Michael Ferguson 66%
Bob Filner 8%
Randy Forbes 74%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 72%
Barney Frank 8%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Scott Garrett 65%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 43%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Phil Gingrey 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
Bart Gordon 46%
Judd Gregg 71%
Charles Hagel 53%
John Hall 23%
Ralph Hall 95%
Phil Hare 17%
Tom Harkin 6%
Jane Harman 24%
Doc Hastings 93%
Robert Hayes 59%
Wally Herger, Jr. 83%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 48%
Baron Hill 48%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 31%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Paul Hodes 25%
Pete Hoekstra 84%
Thomas Holden 37%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 8%
Darlene Hooley 23%
Kenny Hulshof 73%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 59%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Steve Israel 30%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 24%
Timothy Johnson 40%
Tim Johnson 57%
Steve Kagen 17%
Paul Kanjorski 37%
Richard Keller 84%
Patrick Kennedy 36%
John Kerry 35%
Dale Kildee 32%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Jack Kingston 73%
Mark Kirk 59%
Ron Klein 37%
John Kline 89%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 43%
John Kuhl, Jr. 62%
Jon Kyl 84%
Ray LaHood 62%
Nicholas Lampson 56%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Tom Latham 60%
Steve LaTourette 62%
Frank Lautenberg 6%
Carl Levin 6%
Jerry Lewis 74%
Ron Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 45%
Blanche Lincoln 6%
John Linder 89%
Dick Lugar 56%
Dan Lungren 74%
Connie Mack IV 78%
Tim Mahoney 51%
Don Manzullo 66%
Jim Marshall 57%
Melquiades Martinez 61%
Jim Matheson 52%
Carolyn McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 72%
James McCrery III 89%
Jim McDermott 8%
John McHugh 69%
Mike McIntyre 46%
Buck McKeon 93%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 31%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 46%
John Mica 79%
Mike Michaud 0%
Barbara Mikulski 6%
Candice Miller 67%
Gary Miller 95%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 95%
Brad Miller 25%
Harry Mitchell 42%
Alan Mollohan 37%

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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