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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 7%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 26%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 4%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
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 4%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 48%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 4%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 96%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 93%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 57%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 96%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 96%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 4%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 26%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 4%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 4%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 4%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 26%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 26%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 4%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 48%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 4%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 87%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 93%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 13%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 52%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 96%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 17%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 87%
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 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 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 78%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 96%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 96%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 26%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 26%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 4%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 26%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 4%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 35%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 4%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 22%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 4%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 87%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 9%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%

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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