Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

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

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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