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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
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%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 17%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
John Breaux 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 17%
Ben Campbell 20%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Jean Carnahan 80%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 33%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 50%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 83%
Kent Conrad 40%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 17%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 83%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
David Dreier 17%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 60%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
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%
Bart Gordon 33%
Porter Goss 17%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 17%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 20%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 33%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 33%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 17%
Ernest Hollings 20%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 40%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 17%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 83%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 83%
Ray LaHood 17%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 33%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 17%
William Lipinski 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 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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