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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 78%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 89%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 38%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 63%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter 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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