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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%
Michele Bachmann 86%
Spencer Bachus 62%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 51%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 24%
Mark Begich 33%
Rick Berg 57%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 28%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 62%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Tim Bishop 27%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 63%
Mary Bono Mack 68%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Bruce Braley 12%
Paul Broun 63%
Scott Brown 55%
Ann Marie Buerkle 91%
Dan Burton 91%
Dave Camp 75%
John Campbell III 45%
Francisco Canseco 86%
Eric Cantor 74%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 28%
Saxby Chambliss 71%
Ben Chandler III 43%
Hansen Clarke 0%
Howard Coble 45%
Thomas Coburn 94%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 39%
Chip Cravaack 70%
Mark Critz 37%
Geoff Davis 49%
James DeMint 89%
Norm Dicks 33%
John Dingell 40%
David Dreier 63%
Jo Ann Emerson 48%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 63%
Jim Gerlach 54%
Phil Gingrey 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Michael Grimm 48%
Kay Hagan 17%
Ralph Hall 63%
Colleen Hanabusa 23%
Tom Harkin 0%
Doc Hastings 84%
Nan Hayworth 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 86%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Thomas Holden 44%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 85%
Daniel Inouye 48%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 63%
Timothy Johnson 26%
Tim Johnson 45%
Dale Kildee 28%
Jack Kingston 63%
Larry Kissell 43%
Herb Kohl 32%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 89%
Mary Landrieu 47%
Jeff Landry 91%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Carl Levin 45%
Jerry Lewis 54%
Joe Lieberman 54%
Dick Lugar 74%
Dan Lungren 70%
Connie Mack IV 74%
Don Manzullo 75%
Jim Matheson 49%
Carolyn McCarthy 39%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 57%
Mike Michaud 12%
Gary Miller 75%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 28%
Jim Moran, Jr. 23%
Sue Myrick 74%
Ben Nelson 50%
Alan Nunnelee 86%
John Olver 0%
Bill Owens 41%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Petri 47%
Todd Platts 49%
Mark Pryor 49%
Ben Quayle 91%
Nick Rahall II 39%
Denny Rehberg 63%
Silvestre Reyes 32%
Laura Richardson 12%
David Rivera 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 86%
Mike Ross 49%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jon Runyan 75%
Bobby Schilling 63%
Jean Schmidt 91%
Aaron Schock 63%
Allyson Schwartz 37%
Heath Shuler 37%
Olympia Snowe 53%
Steve Southerland 91%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 51%
John Sullivan 69%
Betty Sutton 18%
Lee Terry 86%
John Tierney 12%
Ed Towns 16%
Mark Udall 17%
Joe Walsh 54%
Mel Watt 16%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 33%
Anthony Weiner 22%
Allen West 60%
Frank Wolf 45%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 25%
Bill Young 63%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 22%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 26%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 37%
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%
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%
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 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%

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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