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Special Interest Groups

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

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Thomas Daschle 95%
John Edwards 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 95%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
James Barcia 93%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 93%
Shelley Berkley 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 93%
Rick Boucher 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
William Coyne 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
Jonas Frost III 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 93%
Thomas Holden 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
William Jefferson 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
Robert Matsui 93%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 93%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 93%
Major Owens 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 93%
Steve Rothman 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
Ted Strickland 93%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
Karen Thurman 93%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 93%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
Anthony Weiner 93%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
Evan Bayh 91%
Jean Carnahan 91%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 91%
Kent Conrad 91%
Byron Dorgan 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
Daniel Inouye 91%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 91%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 91%
Joe Lieberman 91%
Robert Torricelli 91%
Gary Ackerman 86%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 86%
Howard Berman 86%
Leonard Boswell 86%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
Julia Carson 86%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 86%
Jerry Costello 86%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 86%
James Davis 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
Chris Dodd 86%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 86%
Lane Evans 86%
Bob Filner 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
Baron Hill 86%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 86%
Darlene Hooley 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 86%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
Patrick Kennedy 86%
Dale Kildee 86%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
John LaFalce 86%
Nicholas Lampson 86%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 86%
Tom Lantos 86%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
Frank Mascara 86%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 86%
Karen McCarthy 86%
Michael McNulty 86%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 86%
Jack Murtha 86%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 86%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 86%
Pete Stark 86%
Bart Stupak 86%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 86%
Ed Towns 86%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 86%
Albert Wynn 86%
Herb Kohl 82%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 79%
Thomas Allen 79%
Rob Andrews 79%
Brian Baird 79%
Bill Delahunt 79%
Peter Deutsch 79%
Norm Dicks 79%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 79%
Chet Edwards 79%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Jane Harman 79%

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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