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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative on Foreign Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 85%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 66%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 70%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 26%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 86%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 39%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 16%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 14%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 41%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 61%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 79%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 78%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 68%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 89%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 57%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 63%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 31%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 41%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 40%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 51%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 69%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 59%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 66%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 61%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 26%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 27%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 64%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 58%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 24%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 35%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 94%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 35%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 35%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 56%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 87%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 89%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 77%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 26%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 41%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 41%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 46%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 54%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 94%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 49%
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. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 70%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 70%
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. 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%
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. 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%
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. 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. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 23%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 26%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 51%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 86%
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. 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. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 75%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 75%
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. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 18%
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. 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. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
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. 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. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 86%

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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