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Special Interest Groups

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

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Gary Ackerman 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
John Adler 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 23%
Rodney Alexander 18%
Jason Altmire 78%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 83%
Steve Austria 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 18%
Brian Baird 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 98%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 10%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Max Baucus 87%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
Bob Bennett 13%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 98%
Marion Berry 58%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 28%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
John Boccieri 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
Kit Bond 28%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 18%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 20%
Dan Boren 63%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 65%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 37%
Bobby Bright 45%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 15%
Scott Brown 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 13%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 30%
Jim Bunning 13%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 18%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 15%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 13%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 45%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
Joseph Cao 63%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Christopher Carney 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 97%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 97%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 25%
Mike Castle 60%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 15%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
Ben Chandler III 78%
Travis Childers 65%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu 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 93%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 15%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 98%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 18%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 93%
Kent Conrad 97%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 23%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 85%
Jerry Costello 93%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 23%
Mark Critz 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 85%
Artur Davis 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
Geoff Davis 18%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 98%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 5%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
Norm Dicks 98%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Charles Djou 40%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 85%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
David Dreier 20%
Steve Driehaus 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 73%
Vern Ehlers 43%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 35%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 93%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 23%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 28%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
Barney Frank 98%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 28%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Elton Gallegly 18%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 43%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 15%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%

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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