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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 18%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 73%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 27%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 18%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 18%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 73%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 64%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 18%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 73%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 18%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 18%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 18%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 18%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 18%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 18%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 64%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 18%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 22%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 18%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 18%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 27%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 82%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 73%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 55%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 18%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 91%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 70%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 18%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 27%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 18%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 73%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 56%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 64%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 18%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 22%
Henry Scott Baesler 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
William Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 50%
Anthony Beilenson 70%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 55%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 60%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Peter Blute 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Sonny Bono 18%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Rick Boucher 60%
Bill Bradley 80%
John Breaux 60%
Bill Brewster 30%
George Brown, Jr. 91%
Hank Brown 10%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 18%
John Bryant 80%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunning 18%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 18%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 18%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 67%
Mike Castle 27%
John Chafee 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 27%
Jon Lynn Christensen 18%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 55%
William Clinger 10%
William Cohen 70%
Ronald Coleman 60%
Barbara-Rose Collins 90%
Cardiss Collins 90%
Michael Collins 18%
Larry Combest 18%
Gary Condit 27%
Kent Conrad 70%
Jerry Costello 64%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 18%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 20%

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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