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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 10%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 14%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 11%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
Judy Biggert 70%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 86%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 29%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 29%
Herbert Callahan 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 71%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 0%
John Cooksey 30%
Jerry Costello 30%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 86%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 80%
David Dreier 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 71%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 30%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 71%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 14%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 90%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 56%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 30%
John Ganske 20%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 30%
Slade Gorton 29%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 70%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%

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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