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Special Interest Groups

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

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 92%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 19%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 96%
Todd Akin 22%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 11%
Rodney Alexander 39%
Wayne Allard 11%
Thomas Allen 94%
Rob Andrews 97%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 19%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 14%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 81%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 42%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 28%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 97%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 19%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 28%
Kit Bond 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 36%
Dan Boren 67%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 81%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 19%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
Henry Brown, Jr. 22%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 36%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 7%
Dan Burton 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 97%
Steve Buyer 28%
Robert Byrd 82%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 28%
Chris Cannon 28%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 19%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 93%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 79%
Julia Carson 81%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 17%
Mike Castle 56%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 11%
Ben Chandler III 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 97%
Hillary Clinton 96%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 22%
Norm Coleman 43%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 17%
Kent Conrad 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
Jerry Costello 86%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 69%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 19%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 31%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 19%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
Geoff Davis 36%
Jo Ann Davis 25%
Lincoln Davis 69%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
Thomas Davis III 39%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
Bill Delahunt 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 7%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 47%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 31%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
Norm Dicks 86%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
Chris Dodd 93%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
Elizabeth Dole 18%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 89%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 97%
Thelma Drake 33%
David Dreier 31%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 44%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 94%
Jo Ann Emerson 47%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 97%
Philip English 39%
John Ensign 7%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
Bob Etheridge 94%
Terry Everett 19%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 97%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 97%
Tom Feeney 19%
Russ Feingold 96%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 31%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 36%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 19%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 36%
Elton Gallegly 31%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 19%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 56%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 33%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 19%
Charlie Gonzalez 97%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
Bart Gordon 78%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
Judd Gregg 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 96%
Jane Harman 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 17%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 14%
Robert Hayes 33%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 19%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 89%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 86%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 19%
Thomas Holden 78%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 92%

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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