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

2007-2008 Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 59%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 48%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 38%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 28%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 40%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 8%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 93%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 95%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 90%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 98%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 90%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 98%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 28%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 30%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 95%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 95%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 33%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 98%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 18%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 33%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 97%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 98%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 8%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 93%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 98%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 98%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 95%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 86%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 10%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 35%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 28%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 43%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 98%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 63%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 60%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 28%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 93%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 10%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 98%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 18%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 98%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 95%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 13%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 45%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 45%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 28%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 78%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 93%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 90%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 35%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 65%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 95%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 80%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 38%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 98%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 40%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 45%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 48%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 98%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 98%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 98%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 98%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 97%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 63%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 95%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 28%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 98%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 98%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 83%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 97%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 38%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 97%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 23%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 38%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 97%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 98%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 10%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 13%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 28%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 43%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 23%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 15%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 53%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 93%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 38%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 95%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 98%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 93%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 85%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 15%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 18%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 98%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 60%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 40%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 98%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 38%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 3%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 33%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 93%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 85%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 30%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 93%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 63%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 23%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 68%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 34%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 34%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 18%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 80%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 25%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 41%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 41%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 28%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 23%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 10%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 33%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 23%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 40%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 18%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 88%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 98%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 15%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 35%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 18%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 30%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 93%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 83%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 15%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 98%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 28%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 18%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 45%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 40%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 95%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 93%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 98%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 63%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 93%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 97%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 30%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 93%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 18%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 68%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 24%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 98%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 97%
Todd Akin 20%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Jason Altmire 85%
Rob Andrews 95%
Michael Arcuri 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 18%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Brian Baird 93%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
John Barrow 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 93%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Bennett 45%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 98%
Marion Berry 90%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 95%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 48%
Dan Boren 75%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
Bruce Braley 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 35%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 17%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 80%
Dave Camp 38%
John Campbell III 18%
Eric Cantor 18%
Dennis Cardoza 88%
Russ Carnahan 98%
Christopher Carney 78%
Mike Castle 73%
Saxby Chambliss 38%
Ben Chandler III 93%
Howard Coble 28%
Thomas Coburn 10%
Norm Coleman 69%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 93%
Artur Davis 88%
Geoff Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 85%
Bill Delahunt 90%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Norm Dicks 95%
John Dingell 95%
Byron Dorgan 97%
David Dreier 35%
Chet Edwards 95%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Brad Ellsworth 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
John Ensign 14%
Bob Etheridge 93%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 95%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 28%
Jim Gerlach 65%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Phil Gingrey 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Bart Gordon 83%
Judd Gregg 24%
John Hall 95%
Ralph Hall 33%
Phil Hare 95%
Tom Harkin 90%
Jane Harman 93%
Doc Hastings 28%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 85%
Maurice Hinchey 98%
Paul Hodes 95%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 90%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 38%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 28%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 48%
Timothy Johnson 66%
Steve Kagen 93%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 66%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Jack Kingston 13%
Ron Klein 95%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 3%
Ray LaHood 55%
Mary Landrieu 93%
Tom Latham 43%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 10%
Dick Lugar 59%
Dan Lungren 28%
Connie Mack IV 15%
Don Manzullo 23%
Jim Marshall 75%
Melquiades Martinez 38%
Jim Matheson 90%
Carolyn McCarthy 98%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
John McHugh 68%
Mike McIntyre 73%
Buck McKeon 23%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 85%
Mike Michaud 95%
Gary Miller 20%
George Miller 98%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 88%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 93%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 93%
Sue Myrick 30%
Ben Nelson 83%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Ed Pastor 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 43%
Todd Platts 55%
Earl Pomeroy 93%
Mark Pryor 93%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 88%
Denny Rehberg 48%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Jay Rockefeller IV 97%
Ciro Rodriguez 93%
Mike Rogers 38%
Mike Ross 88%
Steve Rothman 98%
John Salazar 90%
Ken Salazar 97%
Jean Schmidt 38%
Allyson Schwartz 98%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 95%
John Shadegg 10%
Carol Shea-Porter 95%
Heath Shuler 75%
Ike Skelton 93%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 93%
Hilda Solis 95%
Mark Souder 30%
Zack Space 93%
Arlen Specter 76%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 30%
Bart Stupak 98%
John Sullivan 25%
Betty Sutton 95%
John Tanner 88%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
Gene Taylor 73%
Lee Terry 35%
Todd Tiahrt 35%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 98%
Mark Udall 93%
George Voinovich 59%
Zach Wamp 30%
Diane Watson 98%
Mel Watt 98%
Henry Waxman 95%
Jim Webb, Jr. 97%
Anthony Weiner 98%
Robert Wexler 98%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 88%
Frank Wolf 53%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 98%
Bill Young 38%

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