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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 9%
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 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 27%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 9%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 18%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 9%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 91%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 73%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 73%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 18%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 70%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 17%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 91%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 18%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 36%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 9%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 45%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 73%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
John Breaux 80%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 17%
Dan Burton 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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