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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
Sue Kelly 35%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 26%
Patrick Kennedy 96%
Dale Kildee 96%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 22%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 30%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
John Kuhl, Jr. 22%
Jon Kyl 5%
Ray LaHood 30%
Tom Lantos 96%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 52%
Jerry Lewis 22%
Ron Lewis 26%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
John Linder 22%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 22%
Connie Mack IV 26%
Don Manzullo 30%
Jim Marshall 65%
Melquiades Martinez 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 39%
James McCrery III 22%
John McHugh 30%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 87%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 70%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 91%
Brad Miller 91%
Alan Mollohan 78%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jack Murtha 74%
Marilyn Musgrave 26%
Sue Myrick 17%
Ben Nelson 55%
Robert William Ney 39%
Anne Northup 22%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 26%
James Nussle 22%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 61%
Thomas William Osborne 26%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 22%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 96%
John Peterson 26%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 26%
Todd Platts 30%
Richard Pombo 22%
Earl Pomeroy 74%
Jon Porter, Sr. 26%
Deborah Pryce 22%
George Radanovich 22%
James Ramstad 43%
Ralph Regula 22%
Denny Rehberg 30%
Richard Renzi 26%
Silvestre Reyes 78%
Thomas Reynolds 22%
Mike Ross 74%
Steve Rothman 96%
Jim Ryun 26%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Ken Salazar 80%
Rick Santorum 20%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 26%
John Schwarz 39%
John Shadegg 22%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 22%
Christopher Shays 65%
Donald Sherwood 30%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 52%
Ike Skelton 70%
Gordon Smith 30%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mike Sodrel 22%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 22%
Arlen Specter 35%
John Spratt, Jr. 87%
Pete Stark 96%
Cliff Stearns 22%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 83%
Bart Stupak 74%
John Sullivan 22%
John Sununu 10%
John Sweeney 35%
James Talent 30%
Tom Tancredo 26%
John Tanner 65%
Ellen Tauscher 96%
Charles Taylor 22%
Gene Taylor 57%
Craig Thomas 10%
William Thomas 22%
Todd Tiahrt 26%
Ed Towns 87%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
George Voinovich 15%
James Walsh 22%
Zach Wamp 26%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 96%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 91%
David Weldon 22%
W. Curtis Weldon 22%
Gerald Weller 17%
Robert Wexler 91%
Heather Wilson 30%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 87%
Albert Wynn 96%
Bill Young 22%

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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