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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 35%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 90%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Nancy Boyda 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Christopher Carney 40%
Mike Castle 65%
Ben Chandler III 55%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Norm Coleman 65%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 55%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 45%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 45%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 25%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Norm Dicks 95%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 60%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 10%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Brad Ellsworth 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 55%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 100%
Luis Fortuño 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 81%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 40%
John Hall 90%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 55%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Paul Hodes 85%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 55%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 83%
Tim Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 70%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Ron Klein 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 80%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 25%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 23%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Steve LaTourette 15%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 15%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 45%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 15%
Melquiades Martinez 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
James McCrery III 29%
John McHugh 15%
Michael McNulty 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 20%
Brad Miller 95%
Harry Mitchell 70%
Alan Mollohan 70%
Dennis Moore 85%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 70%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 65%
Jim Oberstar 69%
Dave Obey 70%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ron Paul 44%
Donald Payne 95%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 5%
Todd Platts 45%
Earl Pomeroy 55%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%
Deborah Pryce 70%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 25%
Ralph Regula 15%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Thomas Reynolds 10%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 65%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 85%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 30%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 95%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 100%
Heath Shuler 10%
Ike Skelton 45%
Gordon Smith 75%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 70%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 60%
Arlen Specter 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 65%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 20%
Bart Stupak 70%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 20%

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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