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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 66%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 63%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 59%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 35%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 41%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 24%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 23%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 52%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 84%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 63%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 61%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 34%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 56%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 9%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 74%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 62%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 74%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 68%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 24%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 63%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 48%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 43%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 68%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 51%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 68%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 9%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 24%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 71%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 35%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 75%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 63%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 35%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 9%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 75%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 44%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 35%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 68%

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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