Rating Group: League of Women Voters

2007 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
Tim Mahoney 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
Jim Saxton 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 66%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 66%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 66%
Kent Conrad 66%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 66%
Daniel Inouye 66%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 66%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 66%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 66%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 66%
Ben Nelson 66%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 66%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 66%
Ken Salazar 66%
Olympia Snowe 66%
Arlen Specter 66%
Jim Webb, Jr. 66%
Jason Altmire 50%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 50%
Melissa Bean 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Nancy Boyda 50%
Dan Burton 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 50%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 50%
Artur Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 50%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Harry Mitchell 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Richard Renzi 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Ross 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
Heath Shuler 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Zack Space 50%
John Tanner 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 50%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
Bob Bennett 33%
Norm Coleman 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 33%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Gordon Smith 33%
John Sununu 33%
George Voinovich 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
Dan Boren 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Terry Everett 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
Ric Keller 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
John McHugh 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
Ron Paul 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
William Sali 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sullivan 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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