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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%
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%
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%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 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%
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 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%
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%
Martin Meehan 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
John Olver 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%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez 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%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Rob Andrews 97%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 97%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 97%
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%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 97%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 97%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 97%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 97%
Charlie Gonzalez 97%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 97%
Tom Lantos 97%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 97%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 97%
Steve Rothman 97%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 97%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 97%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 97%
Pete Stark 97%
Ellen Tauscher 97%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 97%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 97%
Albert Wynn 97%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 96%
Hillary Clinton 96%
Russ Feingold 96%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 96%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 96%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 96%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 96%
Thomas Allen 94%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
Bill Delahunt 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
Bob Etheridge 94%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 94%
William Jefferson 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
Dale Kildee 94%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 94%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 94%
Brad Miller 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
Robert Wexler 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 93%
Chris Dodd 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
Artur Davis 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
Jane Harman 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
Darlene Hooley 92%
Patrick Kennedy 92%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 92%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 92%
Donald Payne 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 92%
Ed Towns 92%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 92%
Diane Watson 92%
David Wu 92%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Russ Carnahan 89%
Byron Dorgan 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 89%
Daniel Inouye 89%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 89%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 89%
Jim Oberstar 89%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 89%
John Spratt, Jr. 89%
Brian Baird 86%
Max Baucus 86%
Shelley Berkley 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
Jerry Costello 86%
Norm Dicks 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 86%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 86%
Herb Kohl 86%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 86%
Joe Lieberman 86%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
Michael McNulty 86%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
Dave Obey 86%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 86%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 86%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 86%
Vic Snyder 86%
Melissa Bean 83%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
Chet Edwards 83%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Alan Mollohan 83%
Dennis Moore 83%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83%
Robert Byrd 82%

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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