Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 66%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 84%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 63%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 84%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 60%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 59%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 17%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 75%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 52%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 35%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 17%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 44%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 17%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 24%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 17%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 75%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 75%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 17%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 44%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 16%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 68%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 17%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 39%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 23%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 61%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 75%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 17%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 9%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 17%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 75%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 75%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 35%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 41%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 15%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 24%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 23%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 52%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 68%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 30%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 75%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 75%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 35%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 75%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 75%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 75%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 16%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 9%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 80%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 75%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 23%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 75%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 68%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 9%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 69%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 84%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 84%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 63%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 61%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 34%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 44%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 68%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 13%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 48%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 75%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 75%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 56%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 9%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 84%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 74%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 84%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 62%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 75%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 74%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 68%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 75%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 75%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 17%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 23%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 24%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 35%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 31%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 17%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 24%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 63%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 48%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 62%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 63%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 43%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 45%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 24%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 75%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 68%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 31%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 51%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 68%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 9%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 75%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 24%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 65%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 71%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 35%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 75%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 74%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 24%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 58%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 75%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 75%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 63%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 75%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 68%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 63%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 68%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 9%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 63%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 24%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 9%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 75%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 35%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 9%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 75%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 44%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 63%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 39%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 33%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 9%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 24%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 14%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 24%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 43%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 24%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 17%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 35%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 75%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 75%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 43%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 68%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 15%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 75%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 24%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 84%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 75%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 75%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 67%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 24%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 35%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 24%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 45%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 9%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 13%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 75%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 75%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 9%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 63%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 75%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 68%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 17%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 74%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 63%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 16%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 84%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 66%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 56%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 75%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 59%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 35%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 75%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 31%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 84%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 75%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 75%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 68%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 75%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 68%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 24%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 75%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 75%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 75%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 30%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 16%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 75%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 75%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 75%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 75%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 53%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 22%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 24%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 75%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 42%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 73%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 75%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 75%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 9%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 75%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 74%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 24%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 45%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 23%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 45%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 17%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 63%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 31%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 59%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 41%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 17%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 17%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 68%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 67%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 68%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 80%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 68%
Neil Abercrombie 41%
Gary Ackerman 24%
John Adler 55%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Jason Altmire 53%
Rob Andrews 24%
Michael Arcuri 53%
Steve Austria 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Michele Bachmann 75%
Spencer Bachus 68%
Brian Baird 39%
J. Gresham Barrett 63%
John Barrow 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 61%
Melissa Bean 51%
Mark Begich 0%
Bob Bennett 84%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 35%
Judy Biggert 60%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 31%
John Boccieri 53%
Kit Bond 69%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 44%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 62%
Paul Broun 68%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
Jim Bunning 84%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 68%
John Campbell III 63%
Eric Cantor 75%
Joseph Cao 61%
Dennis Cardoza 47%
Russ Carnahan 31%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 58%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Ben Chandler III 44%
Travis Childers 59%
Howard Coble 68%
Thomas Coburn 84%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 48%
Kathy Dahlkemper 52%
Artur Davis 57%
Geoff Davis 68%
Lincoln Davis 55%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 84%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 24%
John Dingell 39%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 45%
David Dreier 75%
Steve Driehaus 24%
Chet Edwards 38%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
John Ensign 84%
Bob Etheridge 24%
Russ Feingold 56%
Bob Filner 17%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Jim Gerlach 68%
Gabrielle Giffords 48%
Phil Gingrey 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
Bart Gordon 48%
Judd Gregg 59%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 59%
Kay Hagan 0%
John Hall 50%
Ralph Hall 75%
Debbie Halvorson 53%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 13%
Doc Hastings 63%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 53%
Baron Hill 35%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
Paul Hodes 44%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 51%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 63%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9%
Mike Johanns 79%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 39%
Ted Kaufman 0%
Dale Kildee 24%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 31%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 75%
Larry Kissell 48%
Ron Klein 44%
Herb Kohl 0%
Suzanne Kosmas 53%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 53%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 84%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 62%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 68%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 61%
Blanche Lincoln 52%
John Linder 75%
Dick Lugar 54%
Dan Lungren 63%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Dan Maffei 31%
Don Manzullo 75%
Betsy Markey 44%
Jim Marshall 61%
Melquiades Martinez 68%
Eric Massa 48%
Jim Matheson 48%
Carolyn McCarthy 34%
Thaddeus McCotter 68%
John McHugh 57%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 75%
Michael McMahon 56%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 47%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 51%
Mike Michaud 44%
Gary Miller 75%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 31%
Walt Minnick 56%
Harry Mitchell 53%
Alan Mollohan 39%
Dennis Moore 41%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 39%
Scott Murphy 47%
Jack Murtha 24%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 56%
Glenn Nye III 53%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Ed Pastor 9%
Ron Paul 53%
Donald Payne 17%
Tom Perriello 51%
Tom Petri 67%
Todd Platts 68%
Earl Pomeroy 31%
Mark Pryor 51%
George Radanovich 75%
Nick Rahall II 42%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Laura Richardson 35%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 34%
Mike Rogers 75%
Mike Ross 52%
Steve Rothman 9%
John Salazar 35%
Mark Schauer 43%
Jean Schmidt 67%
Allyson Schwartz 43%
José Serrano 17%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 75%
Carol Shea-Porter 41%
Heath Shuler 48%
Ike Skelton 39%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 24%
Mark Souder 75%
Zack Space 56%
Arlen Specter 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 31%
Pete Stark 47%
Cliff Stearns 68%
Bart Stupak 24%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 47%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
Gene Taylor 59%
Harry Teague 57%
Lee Terry 75%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
John Tierney 17%
Ed Towns 9%
Mark Udall 0%
George Voinovich 59%
Zach Wamp 63%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 24%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 45%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Robert Wexler 24%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 35%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 39%
David Wu 35%
Bill Young 75%

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