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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2007-2008 Positions on Civil and Human

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 96
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94
Todd Akin 4
Rodney Alexander 22
Jason Altmire 87
Rob Andrews 96
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 96
Brian Baird 96
J. Gresham Barrett 4
Roscoe Bartlett 4
Max Baucus 56
Evan Bayh 78
Melissa Bean 87
Bob Bennett 11
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 91
Marion Berry 91
Judy Biggert 26
Brian Bilbray 9
Jeff Bingaman 94
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9
Mary Bono Mack 17
Dan Boren 52
Leonard Boswell 96
Rick Boucher 96
Allen Boyd, Jr. 91
Henry Brown, Jr. 4
Ginny Brown-Waite 13
Jim Bunning 6
Dan Burton 9
Steve Buyer 17
Robert Byrd 44
Dennis Cardoza 96
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 87
Mike Castle 48
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 35
Ben Chandler III 100
Travis Childers 22
Hillary Clinton 83
Kent Conrad 78
Jerry Costello 100
Artur Davis 96
Geoff Davis 13
Lincoln Davis 74
Bill Delahunt 96
James DeMint 6
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 67
Byron Dorgan 67
David Dreier 9
Chet Edwards 96
Vern Ehlers 17
Brad Ellsworth 70
Jo Ann Emerson 35
John Ensign 0
Bob Etheridge 91
Russ Feingold 100
Bob Filner 100
Barney Frank 100
Elton Gallegly 4
Gabrielle Giffords 87
Charlie Gonzalez 96
Bart Gordon 78
Judd Gregg 6
John Hall 100
Phil Hare 100
Jane Harman 100
Wally Herger, Jr. 9
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Baron Hill 78
Maurice Hinchey 100
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 9
Thomas Holden 91
Kay Hutchison 6
Bob Inglis, Sr. 4
Daniel Inouye 83
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
Tim Johnson 35
Steve Kagen 96
Paul Kanjorski 78
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 94
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 96
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Ron Klein 13
Herb Kohl 94
Dennis Kucinich 87
Jon Kyl 6
Steve LaTourette 52
Frank Lautenberg 100
Jerry Lewis 13
Joe Lieberman 78
Blanche Lincoln 78
John Linder 0
Dick Lugar 28
Dan Lungren 4
Connie Mack IV 4
Don Manzullo 4
Jim Marshall 65
Melquiades Martinez 33
Thaddeus McCotter 26
John McHugh 48
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 83
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Patrick Murphy 87
Jack Murtha 100
Sue Myrick 4
Ben Nelson 61
Jim Oberstar 87
Dave Obey 96
John Olver 96
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 87
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 96
Todd Platts 43
Earl Pomeroy 96
George Radanovich 4
Denny Rehberg 13
Silvestre Reyes 96
Laura Richardson 48
Ciro Rodriguez 100
Mike Ross 83
Steve Rothman 100
Ken Salazar 89
Jean Schmidt 13
Joe Sestak, Jr. 96
John Shadegg 4
Heath Shuler 57
Ike Skelton 91
Olympia Snowe 56
Vic Snyder 96
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 4
Zack Space 91
Arlen Specter 44
John Spratt, Jr. 87
Pete Stark 96
Cliff Stearns 13
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 4
Betty Sutton 100
John Tanner 83
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 70
Todd Tiahrt 4
Ed Towns 96
George Voinovich 33
Zach Wamp 9
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 96
Jim Webb, Jr. 89
Anthony Weiner 91
Robert Wexler 100
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 96
Bill Young 17
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 78
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 72
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 96
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 91
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 39
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 96
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 96
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 96
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings 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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