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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 7%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 93%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 93%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 87%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
John Barrow 73%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 93%
Bob Bennett 15%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 80%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 7%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Tim Bishop 93%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 87%
Rick Boucher 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Nancy Boyda 67%
Bruce Braley 80%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
Ginny Brown-Waite 27%
Jim Bunning 8%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 38%
Dave Camp 13%
John Campbell III 13%
Chris Cannon 20%
Eric Cantor 7%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Russ Carnahan 93%
Christopher Carney 73%
Mike Castle 60%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 93%
Hillary Clinton 85%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Norm Coleman 23%
Kent Conrad 69%
Jerry Costello 93%
Larry Craig 23%
Robert Cramer 60%
Barbara Cubin 7%
Artur Davis 87%
David Davis 7%
Geoff Davis 13%
Lincoln Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 87%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 87%
John Dingell 93%
Chris Dodd 54%
Elizabeth Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 23%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 54%
Thelma Drake 13%
David Dreier 13%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Brad Ellsworth 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Terry Everett 20%
Tom Feeney 7%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 93%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 93%
Elton Gallegly 7%
Jim Gerlach 53%
Gabrielle Giffords 87%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
Phil Gingrey 7%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
Bart Gordon 67%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 38%
John Hall 93%
Ralph Hall 7%
Phil Hare 93%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 93%
Doc Hastings 7%
Robert Hayes 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 93%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Paul Hodes 93%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 73%
Rush Holt, Jr. 80%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Kenny Hulshof 27%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Kay Hutchison 8%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 13%
Daniel Inouye 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
William Jefferson 87%
Tim Johnson 27%
Timothy Johnson 23%
Steve Kagen 87%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Ric Keller 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 87%
Jack Kingston 7%
Ron Klein 87%
Joseph Knollenberg 27%
Herb Kohl 92%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
John Kuhl, Jr. 40%
Jon Kyl 8%
Ray LaHood 47%
Nicholas Lampson 53%
Mary Landrieu 54%
Tom Lantos 87%
Tom Latham 13%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
John Linder 7%
Dick Lugar 38%
Dan Lungren 7%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Tim Mahoney 80%
Don Manzullo 7%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 31%
Jim Matheson 80%
Carolyn McCarthy 93%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 27%
John McHugh 53%
Mike McIntyre 53%
Buck McKeon 7%
Michael McNulty 93%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 93%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 67%
Mike Michaud 80%
Gary Miller 7%
George Miller 80%
Brad Miller 93%
Harry Mitchell 87%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 93%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
Patrick Murphy 87%
Jack Murtha 93%
Marilyn Musgrave 7%
Sue Myrick 7%
Ben Nelson 62%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 87%
John Olver 87%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Ed Pastor 93%
Ron Paul 7%
Donald Payne 93%
John Peterson 20%
Tom Petri 27%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Todd Platts 47%
Earl Pomeroy 87%
Jon Porter, Sr. 53%

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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