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Special Interest Groups

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

2003-2004 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%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 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%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy 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%
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%
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%
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%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Evan Bayh 97%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 97%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
Jon Corzine 97%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 97%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 97%
Russ Feingold 97%
Bob Filner 97%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 97%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 97%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 97%
Herb Kohl 97%
Tom Lantos 97%
Frank Lautenberg 97%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 97%
Robert Matsui 97%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 97%
Martin Olav Sabo 97%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
Paul Sarbanes 97%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
Ellen Tauscher 97%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 97%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 97%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
Kent Conrad 94%
Byron Dorgan 94%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 94%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
Thomas Allen 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
Artur Davis 93%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
Lane Evans 93%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 93%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 93%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
Brad Miller 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
Steve Rothman 93%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
Vic Snyder 93%
Pete Stark 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 93%
Diane Watson 93%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
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%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Shelley Berkley 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
Bob Etheridge 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Major Owens 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
Donald Payne 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
Ed Towns 90%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
Max Baucus 88%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 88%
Rob Andrews 87%
Howard Berman 87%
Leonard Boswell 87%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 87%
Julia Carson 87%
Edward Case 87%
Jerry Costello 87%
James Davis 87%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 87%
Martin Meehan 87%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 87%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 87%
Mike Ross 87%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 87%
Ted Strickland 87%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 87%
Robert Wexler 87%
David Wu 87%
James Merrill Jeffords 85%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
Brian Baird 83%
Marion Berry 83%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
Jane Harman 83%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 83%
Dave Obey 83%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 83%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
Gary Ackerman 80%

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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