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Special Interest Groups

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

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 18%
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 24%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 28%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 22%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 22%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 22%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 28%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 97%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 28%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 28%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 78%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 28%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 18%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 39%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 21%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 91%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 28%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 97%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 28%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 28%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 21%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 97%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 61%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 28%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 28%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 39%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 28%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 28%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 78%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 22%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 22%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 30%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 33%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 28%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 28%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 33%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 89%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 89%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 48%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 28%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 78%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 24%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 22%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 22%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 72%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 28%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 28%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 28%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 89%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 94%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 18%

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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