Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 37%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 68%
John Adler 49%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 77%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 62%
Rodney Alexander 68%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 38%
Michael Arcuri 38%
Steve Austria 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 49%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 88%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 77%
Brian Baird 24%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 72%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 49%
Roscoe Bartlett 65%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 71%
Max Baucus 53%
Melissa Bean 51%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 3%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 0%
Bob Bennett 53%
Shelley Berkley 35%
Howard Berman 28%
Marion Berry 37%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 65%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 79%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 77%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 38%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 37%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 71%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 3%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
John Boccieri 46%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
Kit Bond 72%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 79%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 79%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 29%
Rick Boucher 54%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 88%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 88%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 17%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 11%
Bobby Bright 55%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 88%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 29%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Scott Brown 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 64%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 72%
Jim Bunning 72%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 79%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 72%
Dan Burton 68%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 34%
Steve Buyer 71%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 77%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 79%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 65%
Eric Cantor 72%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
Joseph Cao 59%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 77%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 16%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 24%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
Russ Carnahan 29%
Christopher Carney 56%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 38%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 88%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 65%
Mike Castle 60%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 27%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 67%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 72%
Ben Chandler III 48%
Travis Childers 59%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 3%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 16%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 16%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 29%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 68%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 72%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 67%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 68%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 8%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 63%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 65%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 88%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 29%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 9%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 51%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 59%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 72%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 38%
Jerry Costello 59%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 38%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 72%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 60%
Mark Critz 55%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 45%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 88%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 11%
Kathy Dahlkemper 49%
Artur Davis 28%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 11%
Geoff Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 38%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 29%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 3%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
Bill Delahunt 23%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 24%
James DeMint 72%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 61%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 63%
Norm Dicks 38%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 29%
Charles Djou 60%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 11%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 55%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 3%
David Dreier 88%
Steve Driehaus 38%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 61%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 0%
Chet Edwards 46%
Vern Ehlers 59%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 11%
Brad Ellsworth 48%
Jo Ann Emerson 79%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 24%
John Ensign 72%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 72%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
Bob Etheridge 46%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 11%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
Bob Filner 34%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 72%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 88%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 79%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 65%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 49%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 79%
Barney Frank 11%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 88%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 64%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 3%
Elton Gallegly 79%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 17%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 88%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 79%
Gabrielle Giffords 55%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 79%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 38%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 79%
Bart Gordon 46%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 72%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 72%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 75%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 17%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 29%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 53%
Judd Gregg 60%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 76%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 29%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 79%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 27%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 0%
John Hall 29%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 88%
Debbie Halvorson 54%
Phil Hare 22%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
Jane Harman 10%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 79%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 72%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 88%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 72%
Wally Herger, Jr. 88%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 29%
Baron Hill 46%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 46%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 44%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 11%
Paul Hodes 34%
Thomas Holden 55%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 11%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 17%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 29%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 79%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 72%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 66%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 35%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 72%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 88%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 22%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 24%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
Tim Johnson 61%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 57%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 88%
Steve Kagen 3%
Paul Kanjorski 49%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 37%
Patrick Kennedy 16%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 24%
Mary Jo Kilroy 22%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 38%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 61%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 88%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 72%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 61%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 49%
Larry Kissell 38%
Ron Klein 44%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 72%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Suzanne Kosmas 38%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 38%
Dennis Kucinich 45%
Jon Kyl 72%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 88%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 38%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 35%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 3%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 68%
Steve LaTourette 65%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 88%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 35%
Chris Lee 65%
George LeMieux 72%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 29%
Jerry Lewis 88%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Joe Lieberman 62%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 88%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 57%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 79%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 17%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 3%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 38%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 79%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 77%
Dick Lugar 53%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 29%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 88%
Dan Lungren 68%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 35%
Connie Mack IV 71%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 17%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
Don Manzullo 79%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 88%
Betsy Markey 38%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 3%
Jim Marshall 55%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 46%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 72%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 35%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 72%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 88%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 72%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 11%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 72%
Thaddeus McCotter 79%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 17%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 3%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 76%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 51%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 77%
Michael McMahon 57%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 49%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 38%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 34%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 48%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 68%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 3%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 79%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 88%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 3%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 79%
Brad Miller 35%
Walt Minnick 57%
Harry Mitchell 53%
Alan Mollohan 45%
Dennis Moore 38%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 17%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 64%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 29%
Patrick Murphy 52%
Scott Murphy 35%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 63%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Sue Myrick 79%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 3%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 3%
Ben Nelson 53%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 88%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 88%
Glenn Nye III 52%
Jim Oberstar 11%
Dave Obey 9%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 88%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 54%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 55%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 11%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 17%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 17%
Ron Paul 60%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 68%
Donald Payne 27%
Tom Perriello 46%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 45%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 46%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 68%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 79%
Todd Platts 68%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 88%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 11%
Earl Pomeroy 49%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 68%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 11%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 88%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 68%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 11%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 55%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 9%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Denny Rehberg 79%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 61%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
Silvestre Reyes 53%
Laura Richardson 22%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 72%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 72%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 27%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 79%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 79%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 79%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 77%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 63%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 79%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 79%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 61%
Mike Ross 51%
Steve Rothman 17%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 24%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 79%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 38%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 27%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 88%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 24%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 54%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 3%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 17%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 88%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
Mark Schauer 29%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 17%
Jean Schmidt 88%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 63%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 24%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 38%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 29%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 3%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 65%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 3%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 72%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 88%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 24%
John Shadegg 88%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 29%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 72%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 38%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 79%
Heath Shuler 23%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 79%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 65%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 37%
Ike Skelton 52%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 88%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 79%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 38%
Zack Space 58%
Arlen Specter 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 8%
John Spratt, Jr. 44%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Pete Stark 27%
Cliff Stearns 79%
Bart Stupak 11%
John Sullivan 88%
Betty Sutton 29%
John Tanner 57%
Gene Taylor 58%
Harry Teague 53%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 79%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 53%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 11%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 68%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 72%
Todd Tiahrt 88%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 65%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 3%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 38%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 24%
Ed Towns 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 77%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 79%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 22%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 72%
George Voinovich 60%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 72%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 29%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 53%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 8%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Diane Watson 24%
Mel Watt 17%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 28%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 24%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 35%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 76%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 72%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 79%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 45%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 65%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 79%
Lynn Woolsey 22%
David Wu 38%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 16%
Bill Young 88%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 61%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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