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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Kline 75%
Herb Kohl 0%
Suzanne Kosmas 53%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 53%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 84%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 62%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 68%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 61%
Blanche Lincoln 52%
John Linder 75%
Dick Lugar 54%
Cynthia Lummis 68%
Dan Lungren 63%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Dan Maffei 31%
Don Manzullo 75%
Betsy Markey 44%
Jim Marshall 61%
Melquiades Martinez 68%
Eric Massa 48%
Jim Matheson 48%
Carolyn McCarthy 34%
Thaddeus McCotter 68%
Jim McDermott 31%
John McHugh 57%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 75%
Michael McMahon 56%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 47%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 51%
John Mica 75%
Mike Michaud 44%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 63%
Gary Miller 75%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 75%
Brad Miller 31%
Walt Minnick 56%
Harry Mitchell 53%
Alan Mollohan 39%
Dennis Moore 41%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 39%
Scott Murphy 47%
Jack Murtha 24%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 56%
Randy Neugebauer 75%
Glenn Nye III 53%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Ed Pastor 9%
Ron Paul 53%
Donald Payne 17%
Tom Perriello 51%
Tom Petri 67%
Joe Pitts 75%
Todd Platts 68%
Earl Pomeroy 31%
Mark Pryor 51%
Adam Putnam 75%
George Radanovich 75%
Nick Rahall II 42%
Charlie Rangel 24%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Harry Reid 0%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Laura Richardson 35%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 34%
Mike Rogers 75%
Mike Ross 52%
Steve Rothman 9%
John Salazar 35%
Loretta Sanchez 23%
Mark Schauer 43%
Jean Schmidt 67%
Aaron Schock 75%
Allyson Schwartz 43%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 75%
Heath Shuler 48%
Ike Skelton 39%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 24%
Mark Souder 75%
Zack Space 56%
Arlen Specter 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 31%
Pete Stark 47%
Cliff Stearns 68%
Bart Stupak 24%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 47%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
Gene Taylor 59%
Harry Teague 57%
Lee Terry 75%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
John Tierney 17%
Ed Towns 9%
Mark Udall 0%
David Vitter 74%
George Voinovich 59%
Zach Wamp 63%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 24%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 45%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 75%
Robert Wexler 24%
Ed Whitfield 62%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 35%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 39%
David Wu 35%
Bill Young 75%

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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