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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 73%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 79%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 52%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 61%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 72%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 41%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 72%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 37%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 46%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 47%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 64%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 72%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 73%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 72%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 37%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 72%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 72%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 47%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 72%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 8%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 23%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 2%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 31%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 64%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 72%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 87%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 21%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 72%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 72%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 35%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 53%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 29%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 61%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 63%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 64%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 11%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 72%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 44%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 84%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 72%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 31%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 32%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 24%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 44%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 39%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 37%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 32%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 72%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 72%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 36%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 73%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 64%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 23%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 32%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 7%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 48%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 35%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 52%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 49%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 72%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 72%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 72%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 72%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 72%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 16%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 72%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 2%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 72%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 72%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%

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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