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Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2007-2008 Positions on Civil and Human

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 11
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 6
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 6
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 61
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 9
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 11
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 4
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 72
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 83
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 43
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 70
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 6
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 56
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 6
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 94
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 72
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 61
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 89
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 13
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 78
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 6
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 39
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 22
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 89
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 6
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 35
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 9
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 4
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 43
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 9
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 4
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 4
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 4
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 4
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 4
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 4
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 9
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 4
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 4
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 96
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 4
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 9
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 4
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 13
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 96
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 17
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 57
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 61
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 91
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 96
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 4
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 78
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 91
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 87
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 13
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 4
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 17
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 91
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 96
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 9
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 35
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 96
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 39
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 26
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 96
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 4
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 9
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 52
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 96
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 96
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 17
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 96
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 96
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 91
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 9
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 35
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 13
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 35
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 4
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 4
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 30
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 4
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 4
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 70
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 9
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 4
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 4
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 57
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100

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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