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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. 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%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano 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%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Thomas Allen 96%
Rob Andrews 96%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
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%
Julia Carson 96%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 96%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Lane Evans 96%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 96%
Maurice Hinchey 96%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 96%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 96%
Patrick Kennedy 96%
Dale Kildee 96%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
Tom Lantos 96%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 96%
Donald Payne 96%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 96%
Steve Rothman 96%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 96%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 96%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 96%
Pete Stark 96%
Ellen Tauscher 96%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 96%
Diane Watson 96%
Albert Wynn 96%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 95%
Gary Ackerman 91%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 91%
James Davis 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
Darlene Hooley 91%
William Jefferson 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 91%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 91%
Brad Miller 91%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 91%
Anthony Weiner 91%
Robert Wexler 91%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Chris Dodd 90%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 87%
Russ Carnahan 87%
Artur Davis 87%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
Norm Dicks 87%
Jane Harman 87%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 87%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 87%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
John Spratt, Jr. 87%
Ed Towns 87%
David Wu 87%
Max Baucus 85%
Robert Byrd 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
Herb Kohl 85%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 85%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 85%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 85%
Brian Baird 83%
Melissa Bean 83%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Jerry Costello 83%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 83%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 83%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 83%
Vic Snyder 83%
Ted Strickland 83%

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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