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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
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Gary Ackerman 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 20%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 4%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 7%
George Allen 7%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 95%
Cass Ballenger 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
Charlie Bass 35%
Max Baucus 96%
Evan Bayh 96%
Bob Beauprez 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
Chris Bell 90%
Bob Bennett 11%
Douglas Bereuter 35%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 25%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20%
Conrad Burns 7%
Max Burns 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
Ben Campbell 22%
Chris Cannon 25%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
Brad Carson 85%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 15%
Edward Case 85%
Mike Castle 45%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 30%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 4%
Chris Chocola 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 15%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 4%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
Norm Coleman 15%
Michael Collins 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Kent Conrad 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 7%
Jon Corzine 96%
Jerry Costello 90%
Christopher Cox 20%
Larry Craig 4%
Robert Cramer 65%
Philip Crane 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 15%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Artur Davis 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
James Davis 85%
Jo Ann Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
Thomas Davis III 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Thomas DeLay 15%
James DeMint 30%
Peter Deutsch 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Elizabeth Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 4%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 25%
Byron Dorgan 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
David Dreier 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 30%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 7%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 20%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 4%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
Mark Foley 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
William Frist 4%
Jonas Frost III 95%
Elton Gallegly 25%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 25%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 35%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 20%
Bart Gordon 70%
Porter Goss 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
Mark Green 35%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 70%
James Greenwood 30%

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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