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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 89%
Melissa Bean 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 75%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Kit Bond 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 22%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 88%
Julia Carson 88%
Mike Castle 63%
Ben Chandler III 25%
Hillary Clinton 89%
Norm Coleman 22%
Kent Conrad 56%
Jerry Costello 25%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 38%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Norm Dicks 63%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 78%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 38%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 89%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Luis Fortuño 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 25%
Judd Gregg 33%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 25%
Darlene Hooley 63%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 88%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 63%
Joseph Knollenberg 38%
Herb Kohl 67%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 25%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 89%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 25%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 25%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Michael McNulty 88%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 88%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 63%
Dennis Moore 88%
Jack Murtha 63%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 63%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 25%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 38%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 67%
Jim Saxton 25%
Jean Schmidt 0%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 100%
Ike Skelton 38%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 78%
Vic Snyder 75%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 63%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 33%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 88%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
George Voinovich 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 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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