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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 94%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 6%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 12%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 6%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 94%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 11%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey 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 28%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 89%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 11%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 11%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 6%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 6%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 94%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda 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 89%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 78%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
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. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 11%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 67%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
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 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 89%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio 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 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 11%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 89%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%

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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