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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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
John Edwards 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
John Moakley 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
Major Owens 100%
Donald Payne 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 94%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Thomas Allen 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 94%
Max Baucus 94%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
John Breaux 94%
Julia Carson 94%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
Kent Conrad 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
Bill Delahunt 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
Lane Evans 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
Russ Feingold 94%
Harold Ford, Jr. 94%
Barney Frank 94%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
Ernest Hollings 94%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 94%
Daniel Inouye 94%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
Paul Kanjorski 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
Gerald Kleczka 94%
Herb Kohl 94%
John LaFalce 94%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
Blanche Lincoln 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 94%
Carrie Meek 94%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
Jim Oberstar 94%
John Olver 94%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 94%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 94%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 94%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
Vic Snyder 94%
Bart Stupak 94%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 94%
Robert Torricelli 94%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
Albert Wynn 94%
Brian Baird 88%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 88%
Norm Dicks 88%
Chris Dodd 88%
Calvin Dooley 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
Bob Etheridge 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
Thomas Holden 88%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Nicholas Lampson 88%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 88%
Tom Lantos 88%
Joe Lieberman 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
Frank Mascara 88%
Karen McCarthy 88%
Michael McNulty 88%
Martin Meehan 88%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 88%
Jack Murtha 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
Pete Stark 88%
Ellen Tauscher 88%
Karen Thurman 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
Robert Wexler 88%
David Wu 88%
Rob Andrews 81%
Robert Byrd 81%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 81%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 81%
Jerry Costello 81%
James Davis 81%
Peter Deutsch 81%
Chet Edwards 81%
Baron Hill 81%
Darlene Hooley 81%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 81%
William Luther 81%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 81%

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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