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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Mel Watt 63%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 25%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 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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