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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 94%
Gary Ackerman 94%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 19%
Thomas Allen 94%
Rob Andrews 81%
Richard Armey 6%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 19%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 94%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 69%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 6%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 94%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
Bob Bennett 38%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 94%
Douglas Bereuter 31%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 69%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 31%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
Kit Bond 13%
Henry Bonilla 25%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 69%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 94%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
Ed Bryant 19%
Jim Bunning 19%
Conrad Burns 38%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
Dan Burton 19%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 81%
Herbert Callahan 6%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 19%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
Ben Campbell 19%
Chris Cannon 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 94%
Mike Castle 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 19%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 81%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 94%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 19%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 19%
Michael Collins 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 69%
Kent Conrad 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Cooksey 31%
Jerry Costello 81%
Christopher Cox 19%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 19%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 19%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
James Davis 81%
Thomas Davis III 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 13%
Peter Deutsch 81%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 31%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
Chris Dodd 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 88%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
David Dreier 19%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 19%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 81%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 19%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
Philip English 44%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 94%
Terry Everett 6%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Russ Feingold 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 38%
Ernest Fletcher 19%
Mark Foley 38%
Harold Ford, Jr. 94%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
Barney Frank 94%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
William Frist 25%
Jonas Frost III 69%
Elton Gallegly 31%
John Ganske 25%
George Gekas 19%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 88%
Jim Gibbons 31%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 19%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 6%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
William Phillip Gramm 19%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 19%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
Mark Green 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
Gilbert Gutknecht 19%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 38%
Tony Hall 69%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 94%
J. Dennis Hastert 6%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 13%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 38%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 19%
Joel Hefley 6%
Jesse Helms 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Baron Hill 81%
Van Hilleary 19%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 19%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
Pete Hoekstra 19%
Thomas Holden 88%
Ernest Hollings 94%

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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