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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
Ben Campbell 20%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 17%
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%
Jean Carnahan 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 50%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 83%
Kent Conrad 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 17%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 83%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
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 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 83%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 17%
John Ganske 17%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Benjamin Gilman 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 33%
Porter Goss 17%
Daniel Graham 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 20%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%

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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