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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 69%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 69%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 6%
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 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 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
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 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
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. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 46%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 6%
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. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 37%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 37%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 74%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 37%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 51%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 41%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 69%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
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%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
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 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 24%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
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%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 79%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 44%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 32%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 46%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 53%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
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. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 71%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 23%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 40%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 84%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
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 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 57%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 93%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
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%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 84%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 89%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 79%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 37%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 79%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 84%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 65%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 58%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 6%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 32%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 32%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 76%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 68%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 54%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%

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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