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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 31%
Sandy Adams 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 85%
Rodney Alexander 63%
Jason Altmire 47%
Rob Andrews 33%
Steve Austria 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 28%
Roscoe Bartlett 51%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 24%
Rick Berg 57%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 28%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 62%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 63%
Mary Bono Mack 68%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Scott Brown 55%
Ann Marie Buerkle 91%
Dan Burton 91%
Francisco Canseco 86%
Eric Cantor 74%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 28%
Ben Chandler III 43%
Hansen Clarke 0%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 39%
Chip Cravaack 70%
Mark Critz 37%
Geoff Davis 49%
James DeMint 89%
Norm Dicks 33%
Robert Dold 48%
David Dreier 63%
Jo Ann Emerson 48%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 63%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Frank Guinta 91%
Nan Hayworth 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 86%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Thomas Holden 44%
Kay Hutchison 85%
Daniel Inouye 48%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 45%
Dale Kildee 28%
Larry Kissell 43%
Herb Kohl 32%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 89%
Jeff Landry 91%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Jerry Lewis 54%
Joe Lieberman 54%
Dick Lugar 74%
Dan Lungren 70%
Connie Mack IV 74%
Don Manzullo 75%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
Brad Miller 28%
Sue Myrick 74%
Ben Nelson 50%
John Olver 0%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 0%
Todd Platts 49%
Ben Quayle 91%
Denny Rehberg 63%
Silvestre Reyes 32%
Laura Richardson 12%
David Rivera 75%
Mike Ross 49%
Steve Rothman 33%
Bobby Schilling 63%
Jean Schmidt 91%
Heath Shuler 37%
Olympia Snowe 53%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 51%
John Sullivan 69%
Betty Sutton 18%
Ed Towns 16%
Joe Walsh 54%
Mel Watt 16%
Jim Webb, Jr. 33%
Anthony Weiner 22%
Allen West 60%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 25%
Bill Young 63%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 22%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 26%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 27%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 16%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 39%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 28%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 38%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 26%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 14%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 42%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 43%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 17%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 23%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 28%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 28%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 30%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 26%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 26%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 41%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 47%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 38%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 32%

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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