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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 36%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 71%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 71%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 40%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 74%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 6%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 46%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 6%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 6%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 59%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 51%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 84%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 6%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 6%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 53%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 71%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 40%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 6%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 6%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 89%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 84%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 84%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 6%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 6%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 40%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 76%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 68%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 76%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 71%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 6%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 6%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 6%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 84%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 84%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 62%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 37%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 51%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 37%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 60%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 62%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 41%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 78%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 74%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 24%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 51%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 79%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 32%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 79%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 54%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 46%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 57%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 67%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 93%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 74%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 84%

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.

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