Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 56%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 71%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 71%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 65%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 69%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 62%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 74%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 74%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 17%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 17%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 37%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 48%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 83%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 72%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 93%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 17%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 95%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 23%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 17%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 89%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 32%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 78%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 32%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 61%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 84%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 17%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 23%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 36%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 48%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 46%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 15%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 6%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 6%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 95%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 31%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 79%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 72%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 17%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 25%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 95%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 79%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 79%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 73%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 37%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 84%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 32%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 15%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 95%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 95%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 95%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 51%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 37%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 74%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 84%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 6%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 60%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 84%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 74%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 6%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 59%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 43%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 30%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 62%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 32%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 35%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 74%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 37%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 51%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 41%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 84%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 62%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 69%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 79%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 78%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 74%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 84%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 92%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 74%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 17%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 24%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 6%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 6%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 51%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 25%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 37%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 8%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 47%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 6%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 74%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 55%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 79%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 74%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 25%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 67%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 25%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 44%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 32%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 89%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 89%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 46%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 53%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 93%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 71%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 23%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 36%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 53%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 35%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 79%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 54%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 8%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 56%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 46%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 89%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 57%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 67%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 93%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 17%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 6%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 67%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 65%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 15%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 74%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 84%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 6%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 89%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 6%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 15%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 25%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 31%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 8%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 31%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 15%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 25%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 41%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 6%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 65%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 74%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 79%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 93%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 69%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 84%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 37%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 84%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 84%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 84%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 79%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 84%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 6%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 65%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 17%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 6%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 60%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 95%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 36%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 17%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 62%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 89%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 58%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 6%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 32%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 76%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 79%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 32%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 40%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 84%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 76%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 68%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 54%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 46%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 74%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 25%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 76%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 79%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 95%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 93%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 95%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 72%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 93%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 87%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 89%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 31%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 8%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 95%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 92%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 48%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 81%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 83%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 71%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 95%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 52%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 69%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 74%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 89%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 8%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 59%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 32%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 93%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 79%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 62%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 8%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 89%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 67%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 61%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 6%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 60%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 8%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 84%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 84%
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%
Brian Baird 37%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
Max Baucus 6%
Evan Bayh 55%
Melissa Bean 51%
Bob Bennett 63%
Shelley Berkley 43%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 32%
Judy Biggert 59%
Brian Bilbray 84%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 84%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 79%
Mary Bono Mack 69%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 43%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 48%
Nancy Boyda 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 69%
Ginny Brown-Waite 79%
Jim Bunning 84%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 88%
Eric Cantor 89%
Dennis Cardoza 37%
Russ Carnahan 37%
Christopher Carney 54%
Mike Castle 54%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 55%
Ben Chandler III 48%
Travis Childers 58%
Hillary Clinton 37%
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%
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%
Tom Feeney 67%
Russ Feingold 47%
Michael Ferguson 66%
Bob Filner 8%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 72%
Barney Frank 8%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Gabrielle Giffords 43%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
Bart Gordon 46%
Judd Gregg 71%
John Hall 23%
Phil Hare 17%
Jane Harman 24%
Robert Hayes 59%
Wally Herger, Jr. 83%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 48%
Baron Hill 48%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Paul Hodes 25%
Pete Hoekstra 84%
Thomas Holden 37%
Darlene Hooley 23%
Kenny Hulshof 73%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 59%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 24%
Tim Johnson 57%
Steve Kagen 17%
Paul Kanjorski 37%
Ric Keller 84%
Patrick Kennedy 36%
Dale Kildee 32%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Ron Klein 37%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 43%
John Kuhl, Jr. 62%
Jon Kyl 84%
Ray LaHood 62%
Nicholas Lampson 56%
Steve LaTourette 62%
Frank Lautenberg 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%
Thaddeus McCotter 72%
James McCrery III 89%
John McHugh 69%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 31%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 46%
Brad Miller 25%
Harry Mitchell 42%
Alan Mollohan 37%
Dennis Moore 43%
Patrick Murphy 37%
Jack Murtha 37%
Marilyn Musgrave 81%
Sue Myrick 83%
Ben Nelson 47%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 45%
Ron Paul 57%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 82%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 69%
Todd Platts 69%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
Jon Porter, Sr. 60%
George Radanovich 92%
James Ramstad 58%
Ralph Regula 67%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Richard Renzi 82%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
Laura Richardson 17%
Ciro Rodriguez 43%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 17%
Ken Salazar 6%
William Sali 89%
Jim Saxton 84%
Jean Schmidt 69%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 42%
John Shadegg 93%
Christopher Shays 52%
Heath Shuler 43%
Ike Skelton 32%
Gordon Smith 46%
Olympia Snowe 47%
Vic Snyder 46%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 69%
Zack Space 50%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 32%
Pete Stark 17%
Cliff Stearns 62%
Ted Stevens 58%
Bart Stupak 17%
John Sullivan 95%
John Sununu 63%
Betty Sutton 8%
Tom Tancredo 71%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 37%
Gene Taylor 52%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
Ed Towns 25%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 30%
George Voinovich 66%
James Walsh 54%
Zach Wamp 74%
John Warner 52%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 8%
Jim Webb, Jr. 38%
Anthony Weiner 22%
David Weldon 88%
Gerald Weller 60%
Robert Wexler 32%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 37%
Heather Wilson 82%
Lynn Woolsey 31%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 67%

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