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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 65%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 49%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 70%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 70%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 70%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 63%
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 18%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 22%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 26%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 26%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 39%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 31%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 14%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 41%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 32%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 61%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 37%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 57%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 63%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 12%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 23%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 26%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 79%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 51%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 59%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 53%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 23%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 26%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 78%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 68%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 75%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 89%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 57%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 63%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 63%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 18%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 31%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 60%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 41%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 32%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 41%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 51%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 69%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 86%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 57%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 84%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 59%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 66%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 75%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 86%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 85%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 91%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 54%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 28%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 61%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 48%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 27%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 91%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 18%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 64%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 14%

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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