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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Barbara Boxer 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
Lois Capps 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
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%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
Jim McDermott 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
Charlie Rangel 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Harry Reid 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Tierney 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 96%
Byron Dorgan 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
Russ Feingold 96%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 96%
Jay Rockefeller IV 96%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 96%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
Brian Baird 95%
Tim Bishop 95%
Edward Case 95%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
Sam Farr 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 95%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Mike Michaud 95%
Alan Mollohan 95%
Dennis Moore 95%
Jim Moran, Jr. 95%
Major Owens 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
Steve Rothman 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
Ted Strickland 95%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
Ed Towns 95%
Neil Abercrombie 94%
Rob Andrews 94%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
Corrine Brown 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
James Davis 94%
Norm Dicks 94%
Jane Harman 94%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 94%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 94%
Jack Murtha 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
Ed Pastor 94%
Silvestre Reyes 94%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 94%
Vic Snyder 94%
Joe Biden, Jr. 93%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
Julia Carson 93%
Herb Kohl 93%
Mary Landrieu 93%
Mark Pryor 93%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
Evan Bayh 89%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Leonard Boswell 89%
Kent Conrad 89%
Artur Davis 89%
Bob Etheridge 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 89%
Darlene Hooley 89%
Steve Israel 89%
William Jefferson 89%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 89%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
Carolyn McCarthy 89%
Earl Pomeroy 89%
John Spratt, Jr. 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%

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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