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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
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 26%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 96%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 96%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 22%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 30%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 96%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 26%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 74%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 30%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 22%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Wayne Allard 10%
George Allen 15%
Thomas Allen 96%
Rob Andrews 96%
Joe Baca, Sr. 87%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 22%
John Barrow 70%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Beauprez 30%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 74%
Judy Biggert 35%
Michael Bilirakis 22%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Tim Bishop 91%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 22%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 22%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 74%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 15%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 85%
Dave Camp 13%
Chris Cannon 22%
Eric Cantor 22%
Dennis Cardoza 78%
Russ Carnahan 87%
Julia Carson 96%
Edward Case 70%
Mike Castle 43%
Lincoln Chafee 75%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Ben Chandler III 65%
Chris Chocola 22%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Howard Coble 26%
Thomas Coburn 5%
Norm Coleman 45%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 83%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 61%
Barbara Cubin 35%
Randall Cunningham 22%
Artur Davis 87%
Geoff Davis 22%
James Davis 91%
Jo Ann Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 26%
Bill Delahunt 91%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 87%
John Dingell 91%
Chris Dodd 90%
Elizabeth Dole 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Thelma Drake 22%
David Dreier 22%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 39%
Philip English 22%
John Ensign 5%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Lane Evans 96%
Terry Everett 22%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 26%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 22%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 5%
Elton Gallegly 22%
Jim Gerlach 39%
Jim Gibbons 26%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 26%
Phil Gingrey 22%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 26%
Bart Gordon 70%
Mark Green 30%
Judd Gregg 5%
Gilbert Gutknecht 35%
Charles Hagel 5%
Ralph Hall 17%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 87%
Katherine Harris 26%
Melissa Hart 22%
Doc Hastings 17%
Robert Hayes 22%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 22%
Joel Hefley 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 22%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Maurice Hinchey 96%
David Lee Hobson 22%
Pete Hoekstra 22%
Thomas Holden 78%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 91%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Kenny Hulshof 26%
Duncan Hunter 26%
Kay Hutchison 15%
Henry Hyde 22%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 26%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 22%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 22%
Nancy Johnson 39%
Tim Johnson 43%
Timothy Johnson 90%
Paul Kanjorski 78%
Ric Keller 22%
Sue Kelly 35%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 26%
Patrick Kennedy 96%
Dale Kildee 96%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 26%
Joseph Knollenberg 22%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 30%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
John Kuhl, Jr. 22%
Jon Kyl 5%
Ray LaHood 30%
Mary Landrieu 85%
Tom Lantos 96%
Tom Latham 22%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 52%
Carl Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 22%
Ron Lewis 26%
Joe Lieberman 85%

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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