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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
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 24%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 12%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 3%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 30%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 94%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 27%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
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 97%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 87%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 30%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 27%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 6%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 27%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 27%
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 27%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 87%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 12%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 97%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 23%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 23%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 9%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 30%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 93%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 43%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 12%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 9%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 27%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 30%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 91%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 27%
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 97%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 97%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 83%
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 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 30%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 27%
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 24%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 37%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 27%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 73%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 33%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 40%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 97%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 30%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 91%
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 40%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 97%
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 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 87%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 37%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 37%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 27%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 30%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 30%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 97%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 97%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 37%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 27%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 40%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 42%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 12%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 27%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 12%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 27%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 30%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 27%

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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