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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Ramstad 33%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Ralph Regula 11%
Denny Rehberg 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 22%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 88%
Richard Renzi 11%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 14%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
Mike Ross 89%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 89%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 89%
Ken Salazar 76%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Rick Santorum 6%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Jean Schmidt 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
John Schwarz 33%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Donald Sherwood 22%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 78%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
Ike Skelton 78%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
Gordon Smith 12%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
Olympia Snowe 35%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 27%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 89%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 6%
John Sweeney 11%
James Talent 6%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 67%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 38%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 11%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 25%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 11%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 89%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 6%
George Voinovich 12%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 6%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 11%
Gerald Weller 22%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
Heather Wilson 44%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 22%

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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