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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
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 80%
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 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
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 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 80%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
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 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan 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 30%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 55%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 33%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
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 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
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%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 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 85%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 70%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 85%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
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. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
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 30%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. 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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