or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Mitch McConnell
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/1984
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 0%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 14%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 0%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 11%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 7%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 20%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 8%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -6%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 36%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 61%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 24%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 14%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 6
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 45%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 13%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 14
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 0
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 0%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 27%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 4%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur F
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 7%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 4%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 5%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 4%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 17%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 9%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 6%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 7%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 20%
2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 19%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 21%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 8%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
2001 Common Cause - Positions 0%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 27%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 18%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 29%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 13%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 20%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 13%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 17%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 20%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 0%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 17%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 20%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 18%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 33%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 22%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 22%
1995-1996 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 20%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 20%
1991-1992 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - Positions 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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.

Back to top