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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
John Adler 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 87%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 91%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
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 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 84%
Melissa Bean 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 88%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 88%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 84%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 94%
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%
John Boccieri 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 60%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 81%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 91%
Bobby Bright 10%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
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 10%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 76%
Steve Buyer 0%
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 20%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 96%
Joseph Cao 73%
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 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 94%
Christopher Carney 30%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
Mike Castle 61%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 70%
Travis Childers 0%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 91%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
Mark Critz 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 78%
Artur Davis 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 97%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 97%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 23%
Norm Dicks 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
Charles Djou 67%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 20%
Steve Driehaus 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 43%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 76%
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%
Russ Feingold 96%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 97%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 97%
Elton Gallegly 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 3%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 94%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 63%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 53%

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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