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Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 19%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 81%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 19%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 6%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 94%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 19%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 13%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 88%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney 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 94%
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 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 81%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 19%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 19%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 19%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 63%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 19%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 19%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 31%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 19%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 19%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 13%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 13%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 81%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 19%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 38%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 25%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 13%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 63%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 19%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 94%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 94%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 94%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 25%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 19%
Thomas Allen 94%
Rob Andrews 81%
Richard Armey 6%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 69%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 94%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 38%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 94%
Douglas Bereuter 31%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 69%

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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