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Special Interest Groups

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
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%
Brian Baird 93%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
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%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 48%
Dan Boren 75%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 35%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 17%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 80%
Eric Cantor 18%
Dennis Cardoza 88%
Russ Carnahan 98%
Christopher Carney 78%
Mike Castle 73%
Ben Chandler III 93%
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%
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Bart Gordon 83%
Judd Gregg 24%
John Hall 95%
Phil Hare 95%
Jane Harman 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 85%
Maurice Hinchey 98%
Paul Hodes 95%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 90%
Kay Hutchison 38%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 28%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 48%
Steve Kagen 93%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 66%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Ron Klein 95%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 3%
Ray LaHood 55%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 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%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
John McHugh 68%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 85%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 88%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 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%
Donald Payne 100%
Todd Platts 55%
Earl Pomeroy 93%
George Radanovich 20%
Denny Rehberg 48%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 93%
Mike Ross 88%
Steve Rothman 98%
Ken Salazar 97%
Jean Schmidt 38%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 95%
John Shadegg 10%
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%
Todd Tiahrt 35%
Ed Towns 98%
George Voinovich 59%
Zach Wamp 30%
Diane Watson 98%
Mel Watt 98%
Jim Webb, Jr. 97%
Anthony Weiner 98%
Robert Wexler 98%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 88%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 98%
Bill Young 38%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 97%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 98%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 98%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 98%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 98%

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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