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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 13%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 44%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
Bob Bennett 13%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 63%
Judy Biggert 77%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 11%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 77%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 44%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 77%
Dennis Cardoza 44%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63%
Julia Carson 88%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 11%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 55%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 38%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 88%
Kent Conrad 38%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 55%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 22%
Christopher Cox 22%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 11%
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 0%
Artur Davis 44%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 66%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 77%
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%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 13%
Norm Dicks 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 77%
Chris Dodd 75%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 63%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
David Dreier 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 22%
John Ensign 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 22%
Lane Evans 77%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 63%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Michael Ferguson 22%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 88%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 44%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 55%
Jim Gibbons 22%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 11%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 66%
Judd Gregg 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
Jane Harman 86%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 11%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling 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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