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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
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 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 94%
Melissa Bean 89%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
Judy Biggert 22%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 63%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 89%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
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%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 6%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 89%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 76%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 11%
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 88%
Russ Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 65%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 78%
Mike Castle 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 41%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
Norm Coleman 29%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 73%
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%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 78%
Jerry Costello 89%
Larry Craig 6%
Robert Cramer 56%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 89%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 56%
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 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 11%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 35%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 82%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 12%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 82%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
Chet Edwards 89%
Vern Ehlers 11%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
Michael Ferguson 11%
Bob Filner 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 11%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 33%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 67%
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 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
Mark Green 22%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green 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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