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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 87%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 91%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 84%
Melissa Bean 88%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 84%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
John Boccieri 78%
Kit Bond 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 81%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Bobby Bright 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Joseph Cao 73%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 94%
Christopher Carney 30%
Mike Castle 61%
Ben Chandler III 70%
Travis Childers 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jerry Costello 50%
Mark Critz 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 78%
Artur Davis 4%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 10%
Bill Delahunt 97%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 94%
Charles Djou 67%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 80%
David Dreier 20%
Steve Driehaus 88%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 43%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
John Ensign 10%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Russ Feingold 96%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 97%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 94%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Bart Gordon 63%
Judd Gregg 18%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
John Hall 90%
Debbie Halvorson 78%
Phil Hare 97%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Baron Hill 70%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 97%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 68%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Patrick Kennedy 97%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 91%
Mary Jo Kilroy 97%
Larry Kissell 80%
Ron Klein 81%
Herb Kohl 88%
Suzanne Kosmas 80%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 80%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 0%
George LeMieux 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 30%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 88%
Jim Marshall 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 3%
Michael McMahon 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 97%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
Brad Miller 84%
Walt Minnick 70%
Harry Mitchell 78%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 91%
Patrick Murphy 94%
Scott Murphy 84%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 75%
Glenn Nye III 68%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Ron Paul 59%
Donald Payne 97%
Tom Perriello 71%
Todd Platts 61%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 88%
Laura Richardson 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 70%
Mike Ross 10%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 88%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 30%
Ike Skelton 30%
Olympia Snowe 82%
Vic Snyder 80%
Zack Space 70%
Arlen Specter 96%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 80%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 97%
John Tanner 20%
Gene Taylor 0%
Harry Teague 57%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 59%
Zach Wamp 13%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 88%
Jim Webb, Jr. 88%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 70%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 60%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 76%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 96%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%

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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