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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Charles Hagel 6%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Doc Hastings 13%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 78%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 89%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 89%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 6%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Daniel Inouye 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 86%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 67%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
Tim Johnson 33%
Timothy Johnson 82%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 22%
Paul Kanjorski 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 22%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 11%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 56%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 76%
James Kolbe 11%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 11%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 22%
Mary Landrieu 76%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Tom Latham 11%
Steve LaTourette 11%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 88%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 82%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
John Linder 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
Dick Lugar 12%
Dan Lungren 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
Connie Mack IV 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Jim Marshall 67%
Melquiades Martinez 6%
Jim Matheson 89%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 11%
James McCrery III 11%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
John McHugh 11%
Mike McIntyre 67%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 11%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 11%
Mike Michaud 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 78%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 22%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
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%
Ben Nelson 47%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 76%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
Robert William Ney 22%
Anne Northup 11%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 22%
James Nussle 0%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 94%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 11%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 11%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 13%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
Todd Platts 22%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 11%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
Deborah Pryce 11%
Mark Pryor 76%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 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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