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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
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 85%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 26%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 26%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 22%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 22%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 26%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 74%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 22%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 26%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 35%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 35%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 22%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 39%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 85%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 22%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 26%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 96%
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 96%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 96%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 87%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 26%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 22%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 26%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 43%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 26%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 26%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 22%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 22%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 22%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 26%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 26%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 26%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 96%
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 96%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 96%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 26%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 87%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 65%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 22%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 22%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 35%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 26%

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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