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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 35%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 90%
Melissa Bean 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 85%
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%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 33%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 70%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Nancy Boyda 80%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 10%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
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 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Christopher Carney 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 65%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
Ben Chandler III 55%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
Hillary Clinton 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 65%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
Jerry Costello 55%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 45%
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 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 45%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 25%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 30%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
Elizabeth Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 60%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 15%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 30%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 55%
Terry Everett 0%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 33%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
Luis Fortuño 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 25%
Gabrielle Giffords 81%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
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 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves 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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