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Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 8%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 62%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 27%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 77%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 87%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 87%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 62%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 7%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 93%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 13%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 7%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 27%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 53%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 93%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 93%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 7%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 87%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 27%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 54%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 8%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 7%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 93%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 69%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 62%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 85%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 27%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 53%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 7%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 80%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 13%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 13%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 93%

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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