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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Mel Watt 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
Diane Watson 75%
Max Baucus 71%
Byron Dorgan 71%
Daniel Graham 71%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 71%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Michael Ferguson 67%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
James Greenwood 67%
Nancy Johnson 67%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 67%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Dave Obey 60%
Blanche Lincoln 57%
Zell Bryan Miller 57%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Rick Boucher 50%
Brad Carson 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Kent Conrad 43%
John Ensign 43%
Ben Nelson 43%
Charlie Bass 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Mike Castle 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Chet Edwards 33%
Philip English 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Steve LaTourette 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
James McCrery III 33%
Jack Murtha 33%
Doug Ose 33%
Jack Quinn 33%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
Ralph Regula 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
William Thomas 33%
James Walsh 33%
Robert Byrd 29%
Ernest Hollings 29%
Kay Hutchison 29%
Conrad Burns 20%
Cass Ballenger 17%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Marion Berry 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Kit Bond 17%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
Randall Cunningham 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
David Dreier 17%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
Elton Gallegly 17%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Porter Goss 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 17%
Mark Green 17%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 17%
Thomas Holden 17%
Henry Hyde 17%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 17%
Christopher John 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Ray LaHood 17%
John Linder 17%
William Lipinski 17%
John McHugh 17%
Scott McInnis 17%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Anne Northup 17%
James Nussle 17%
Todd Platts 17%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 17%
George Radanovich 17%
James Ramstad 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17%
Jim Saxton 17%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 17%
John Sweeney 17%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tanner 17%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 17%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 17%
James Turner 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 17%
Gerald Weller 17%
George Allen 14%
Ben Campbell 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 14%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Judd Gregg 14%
Dick Lugar 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 14%
Rick Santorum 14%
Craig Thomas 14%
George Voinovich 14%
John Warner 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
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%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
John Doolittle 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
William Frist 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Mark Kennedy 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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