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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Steve Rothman 36%
Marge Roukema 72%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 41%
Jim Ryun 97%
Martin Olav Sabo 5%
Loretta Sanchez 32%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 32%
Rick Santorum 54%
Paul Sarbanes 14%
Thomas Sawyer 12%
Jim Saxton 60%
Robert Schaffer 69%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
Edward Schrock 87%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 14%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 18%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 82%
John Shadegg 87%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87%
Christopher Shays 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 34%
Donald Sherwood 60%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 47%
Ronnie Shows 47%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 60%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
Joseph Skeen 87%
Ike Skelton 53%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
Gordon Smith 53%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 85%
Nick Smith 69%
Bob Smith 65%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 41%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 16%
Mark Souder 74%
Arlen Specter 41%
John Spratt, Jr. 41%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 3%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 69%
Charles Stenholm 60%
Ted Stevens 54%
Ted Strickland 26%
Bob Stump 97%
Bart Stupak 32%
John Sweeney 85%
Tom Tancredo 82%
John Tanner 47%
Ellen Tauscher 36%
William Tauzin II 74%
Charles Taylor 82%
Gene Taylor 46%
Lee Terry 87%
Craig Thomas 71%
William Thomas 85%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
Fred Thompson 72%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 87%
Karen Thurman 36%
Strom Thurmond 94%
Todd Tiahrt 69%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 58%
John Tierney 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 47%
Robert Torricelli 3%
Ed Towns 10%
James Traficant, Jr. 69%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
James Turner 36%
Mark Udall 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 41%
David Vitter 85%
George Voinovich 51%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 85%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 69%
John Warner 54%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
Wesley Watkins 72%
Diane Watson 17%
Mel Watt 10%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 87%
Henry Waxman 22%
Anthony Weiner 12%
David Weldon 60%
W. Curtis Weldon 45%
Gerald Weller 74%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 34%
Ed Whitfield 74%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 87%
Heather Wilson 74%
Frank Wolf 72%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 26%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 3%
Albert Wynn 12%
Bill Young 87%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 80%

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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