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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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Max Baucus 96%
Evan Bayh 96%
Jon Corzine 96%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 96%
Ernest Hollings 96%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 96%
Herb Kohl 96%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 96%
Frank Lautenberg 96%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 96%
Thomas Allen 95%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
Artur Davis 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Norm Dicks 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Jonas Frost III 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 95%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 95%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 95%
Tom Lantos 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
Denise Majette 95%
Robert Matsui 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
Martin Meehan 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Brad Miller 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
Vic Snyder 95%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
James Turner 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
Diane Watson 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
Kent Conrad 93%
Byron Dorgan 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Chris Bell 90%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Peter Deutsch 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Lane Evans 90%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jim Oberstar 90%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
Donald Payne 90%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Mike Ross 90%
Steve Rothman 90%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Ted Strickland 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
Robert Wexler 90%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
Rob Andrews 85%
Brian Baird 85%
John Breaux 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
Brad Carson 85%
Edward Case 85%
James Davis 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
James Merrill Jeffords 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 85%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 85%

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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