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

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 23%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 29%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 36%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 21%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 21%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 21%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 79%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 21%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 29%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 29%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 29%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 21%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 18%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 36%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 91%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 29%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 79%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 29%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 29%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 18%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 36%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 36%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 57%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 29%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 79%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 21%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 71%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 21%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 21%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 23%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 36%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 29%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 29%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 36%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 86%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 29%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 29%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 71%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 21%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 21%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 21%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 29%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 79%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 36%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 29%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 93%

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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