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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
Rodney Alexander 78%
Wayne Allard 6%
George Allen 6%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 89%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 89%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 11%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 83%
Bob Beauprez 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Chris Bell 78%
Bob Bennett 6%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Shelley Berkley 78%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
Judy Biggert 11%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 89%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11%
Kit Bond 6%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 6%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 6%
Max Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 11%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 11%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 22%
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%
Dennis Cardoza 78%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
Brad Carson 78%
Julia Carson 88%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 89%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 28%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
Norm Coleman 11%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 28%
Kent Conrad 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 89%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 89%
Christopher Cox 13%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 56%
Philip Crane 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Artur Davis 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 88%
Jo Ann Davis 11%
Lincoln Davis 78%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 11%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 6%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 11%
Norm Dicks 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 11%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 6%
Calvin Dooley 78%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 22%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 89%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
Michael Ferguson 14%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
Mark Foley 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 13%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 89%
Elton Gallegly 11%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 11%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Paul Gillmor 22%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 89%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
Mark Green 11%

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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