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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 38%
John Hall 93%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 7%
Phil Hare 93%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 23%
Robert Hayes 20%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 93%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 87%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 87%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 93%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Paul Hodes 93%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 73%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
Darlene Hooley 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
Kenny Hulshof 27%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Kay Hutchison 8%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 13%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
Daniel Inouye 85%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 87%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
William Jefferson 87%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 7%
Tim Johnson 27%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 7%
Steve Kagen 87%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 93%
Ric Keller 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 87%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 53%
Ron Klein 87%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 7%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 27%
Herb Kohl 92%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
John Kuhl, Jr. 40%
Jon Kyl 8%
Ray LaHood 47%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
Nicholas Lampson 53%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 54%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 93%
Tom Lantos 87%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 13%
Steve LaTourette 53%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
Jerry Lewis 13%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
John Linder 7%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
Dick Lugar 38%
Dan Lungren 7%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 87%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Tim Mahoney 80%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
Don Manzullo 7%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 31%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 13%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
James McCrery III 27%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 7%
John McHugh 53%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 7%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 93%
Michael McNulty 93%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 93%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 67%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 7%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 7%
Brad Miller 93%
Harry Mitchell 87%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 93%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 93%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 8%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 93%
Patrick Murphy 87%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 40%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 93%
Marilyn Musgrave 7%
Sue Myrick 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
Ben Nelson 62%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 7%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 85%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 87%
John Olver 87%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 93%
Ron Paul 7%
Donald Payne 93%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 47%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
John Peterson 20%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 27%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 7%
Todd Platts 47%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 13%
Earl Pomeroy 87%
Jon Porter, Sr. 53%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 7%
Deborah Pryce 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 62%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 7%
George Radanovich 7%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 87%
James Ramstad 33%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Ralph Regula 27%
Denny Rehberg 20%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
Richard Renzi 40%

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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