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Special Interest Groups

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

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 19%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 7%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 4%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 30%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 96%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 85%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 4%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 19%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 85%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 30%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 35%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 35%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 95%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 95%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 30%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%

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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