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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 96%
Todd Akin 9%
Rodney Alexander 9%
Wayne Allard 4%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 96%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 4%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 61%
Roscoe Bartlett 4%
Max Baucus 70%
Evan Bayh 96%
Melissa Bean 87%
Bob Bennett 4%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Jeff Bingaman 81%
Tim Bishop 100%
Kit Bond 4%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 74%
Rick Boucher 78%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 4%
Jim Bunning 4%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 22%
Robert Byrd 67%
Dave Camp 22%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 22%
Eric Cantor 4%
Dennis Cardoza 87%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Julia Carson 96%
Mike Castle 43%
Saxby Chambliss 4%
Ben Chandler III 70%
Hillary Clinton 93%
Howard Coble 4%
Thomas Coburn 4%
Norm Coleman 30%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jerry Costello 83%
Larry Craig 7%
Robert Cramer 65%
Barbara Cubin 9%
Artur Davis 87%
Geoff Davis 22%
Jo Ann Davis 4%
Lincoln Davis 61%
Thomas Davis III 26%
Bill Delahunt 96%
James DeMint 4%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 85%
Elizabeth Dole 4%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 11%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 81%
Thelma Drake 22%
David Dreier 22%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 26%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 4%
Bob Etheridge 91%
Terry Everett 4%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 93%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 26%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 22%
Jim Gerlach 48%
Wayne Gilchrest 39%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 4%
Bart Gordon 61%
Judd Gregg 7%
Charles Hagel 11%
Ralph Hall 4%
Tom Harkin 96%
Jane Harman 91%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 9%
Robert Hayes 22%
Wally Herger, Jr. 4%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 74%
Maurice Hinchey 96%
David Lee Hobson 30%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 74%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 96%
Kenny Hulshof 22%
Duncan Hunter 13%
Kay Hutchison 4%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 26%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 87%
Tim Johnson 35%
Timothy Johnson 78%
Paul Kanjorski 87%
Ric Keller 4%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 96%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 4%
Joseph Knollenberg 22%
Herb Kohl 81%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 22%
Jon Kyl 7%
Ray LaHood 26%
Mary Landrieu 74%
Tom Lantos 96%
Tom Latham 22%
Steve LaTourette 26%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 93%
Jerry Lewis 26%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 81%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 4%
Trent Lott, Sr. 4%
Dick Lugar 11%
Dan Lungren 9%
Connie Mack IV 9%
Don Manzullo 9%
Jim Marshall 52%
Melquiades Martinez 7%
Jim Matheson 74%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 30%
James McCrery III 22%
John McHugh 30%
Mike McIntyre 70%
Buck McKeon 9%
Michael McNulty 74%
Martin Meehan 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 96%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 70%
Mike Michaud 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 87%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 83%
Dennis Moore 91%
Jim Moran, Jr. 96%
Jack Murtha 96%
Marilyn Musgrave 4%
Sue Myrick 4%
Ben Nelson 44%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
Jim Oberstar 96%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 91%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 22%
Donald Payne 91%
John Peterson 13%
Tom Petri 22%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 13%
Todd Platts 39%
Earl Pomeroy 96%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%
Deborah Pryce 26%
Mark Pryor 78%
George Radanovich 17%
Nick Rahall II 83%
James Ramstad 39%
Ralph Regula 22%
Denny Rehberg 13%
Richard Renzi 35%
Silvestre Reyes 91%
Thomas Reynolds 30%
Jay Rockefeller IV 63%

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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