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Special Interest Groups

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

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 22%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 5%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Wayne Allard 10%
George Allen 15%
Thomas Allen 96%
Rob Andrews 96%
Joe Baca, Sr. 87%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 22%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 70%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Beauprez 30%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 74%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 35%
Michael Bilirakis 22%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 26%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 91%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 22%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 22%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 22%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 26%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 74%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 91%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30%
Conrad Burns 15%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
Dan Burton 22%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 85%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
Chris Cannon 22%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 22%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 96%
Dennis Cardoza 78%
Russ Carnahan 87%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
Julia Carson 96%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 13%
Edward Case 70%
Mike Castle 43%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 22%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
Ben Chandler III 65%
Chris Chocola 22%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 96%
Hillary Clinton 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 26%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 22%
Norm Coleman 45%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 22%
Kent Conrad 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 78%
Jerry Costello 83%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 61%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 35%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 17%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 22%
Artur Davis 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
Geoff Davis 22%
James Davis 91%
Jo Ann Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
Thomas Davis III 26%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 5%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 30%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
Norm Dicks 87%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
Elizabeth Dole 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 96%
Thelma Drake 22%
David Dreier 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 35%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 91%
Jo Ann Emerson 39%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
Philip English 22%
John Ensign 5%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Lane Evans 96%
Terry Everett 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 96%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
Michael Ferguson 26%
Bob Filner 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 26%
Mark Foley 30%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 22%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 22%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 26%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 26%
William Frist 5%
Elton Gallegly 22%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 26%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 39%
Jim Gibbons 26%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 26%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 22%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 26%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
Bart Gordon 70%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
Mark Green 30%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 78%

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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