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

2007-2008 Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 38%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 28%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 93%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 97%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 93%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 38%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 38%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 45%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 28%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 65%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 38%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 45%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 93%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 14%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 97%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 28%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 38%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 3%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 34%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 66%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 34%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 41%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 41%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 28%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 45%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 97%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 97%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 24%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 98%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 8%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 98%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 93%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 43%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 13%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 45%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 98%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 48%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 98%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 28%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 18%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 38%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 98%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 28%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 13%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 43%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 35%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 23%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%

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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