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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 96%
Todd Akin 9%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 4%
Rodney Alexander 9%
Wayne Allard 4%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 96%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 9%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 4%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 61%
Roscoe Bartlett 4%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 4%
Max Baucus 70%
Evan Bayh 96%
Melissa Bean 87%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 4%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Jeff Bingaman 81%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 9%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 22%
Kit Bond 4%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 17%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 74%
Rick Boucher 78%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 26%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 4%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 4%
Ginny Brown-Waite 4%
Jim Bunning 4%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 4%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 22%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 4%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 96%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 22%
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 87%
Russ Carnahan 96%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
Julia Carson 96%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
Mike Castle 43%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 22%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 4%
Ben Chandler III 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 96%
Hillary Clinton 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 4%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 4%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 7%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 9%
Norm Coleman 30%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 87%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
Jerry Costello 83%
Larry Craig 7%
Robert Cramer 65%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 9%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 9%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
Geoff Davis 22%
Jo Ann Davis 4%
Lincoln Davis 61%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
Bill Delahunt 96%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 4%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 35%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
Elizabeth Dole 4%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 11%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 81%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 22%
David Dreier 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 93%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 30%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 96%
Jo Ann Emerson 26%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 4%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
Bob Etheridge 91%
Terry Everett 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 30%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 13%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 26%
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 30%
Elton Gallegly 22%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 48%
Wayne Gilchrest 39%
Paul Gillmor 13%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 4%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 4%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
Bart Gordon 61%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 91%
Judd Gregg 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 4%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 96%
Jane Harman 91%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 9%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 4%
Robert Hayes 22%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 74%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 96%
Maurice Hinchey 96%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
David Lee Hobson 30%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 74%

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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