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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
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
William Coyne 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Major Owens 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
Louis Stokes 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 91%
George Brown, Jr. 91%
Ronald Dellums 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
Julian Dixon 91%
Barney Frank 91%
Sam Gejdenson 91%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 91%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
Jim Oberstar 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
Martin Olav Sabo 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
David Skaggs 91%
Esteban Edward Torres 91%
Ed Towns 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
Bruce Vento 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
Albert Wynn 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
Barbara-Rose Collins 90%
Cardiss Collins 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 90%
Floyd Flake 90%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 90%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Matthew Martinez 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 89%
Sidney Yates 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
Victor Fazio 82%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
John LaFalce 82%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
Robert Matsui 82%
John Olver 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 82%
Lynn Woolsey 82%
Howard Berman 80%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
Bill Bradley 80%
John Bryant 80%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Exon 80%
Elizabeth Furse 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Clay Pell 80%
Charles Rose III 80%
Pat Schroeder 80%
Paul Simon 80%
Gerry Studds 80%
Frank Tejeda 80%
Harold Volkmer 80%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Pat Williams 80%
Pete Stark 78%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Gary Ackerman 73%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 73%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 73%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 73%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Joseph Kennedy II 73%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 73%
Dale Kildee 73%
Ronald Klink 73%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 73%
Thomas Manton 73%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 73%
Frank Mascara 73%
Karen McCarthy 73%
Dave Obey 73%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 73%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 73%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 73%
Bart Stupak 73%
Anthony Beilenson 70%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
William Cohen 70%
Kent Conrad 70%
Thomas Daschle 70%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
Russ Feingold 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
Wendell Ford 70%
Sam Gibbons 70%
Henry Gonzalez 70%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 70%
Tony Hall 70%
Mark Hatfield 70%
Ernest Hollings 70%
Harry Johnston 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 70%
Tom Lantos 70%
Joe Lieberman 70%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 70%
John Moakley 70%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 70%
Pete Peterson 70%
David Pryor 70%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
Karen Thurman 70%
Charles Wilson 70%
Thomas Campbell 67%
Daniel Graham 67%
Bob Kerrey 67%
Rob Andrews 64%
Jerry Costello 64%
Peter Deutsch 64%
Norm Dicks 64%
Jonas Frost III 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 64%
Martin Meehan 64%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 64%
Alan Mollohan 64%
Jack Murtha 64%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 64%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 64%
Bill Richardson 64%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 64%
John Spratt, Jr. 64%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 64%
Bob Wise, Jr. 64%
Tom Bevill 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
Rick Boucher 60%
John Breaux 60%
Richard Bryan 60%
Robert Byrd 60%
Ronald Coleman 60%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
E. Kika de la Garza 60%
Chris Dodd 60%
Byron Dorgan 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
John Glenn 60%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60%
Michael McNulty 60%
Carol Moseley Braun 60%
Charles Robb 60%
Ray Thornton 60%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 56%
Henry Scott Baesler 55%
James Barcia 55%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 55%

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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