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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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Roland Burris 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons 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%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
Carte Goodwin 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 98%
Howard Berman 98%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 98%
Norm Dicks 98%
Barney Frank 98%
Phil Hare 98%
Jane Harman 98%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 98%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 98%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 98%
Dale Kildee 98%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 98%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 98%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 98%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 98%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 98%
Jim Oberstar 98%
John Olver 98%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 98%
Mark Schauer 98%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 98%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 98%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 97%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 97%
Kent Conrad 97%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 97%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 97%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 97%
Gary Ackerman 95%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 95%
Shelley Berkley 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
Russ Carnahan 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 95%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
Steve Kagen 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Mary Jo Kilroy 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 95%
Joe Lieberman 95%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 95%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
Brad Miller 95%
Dennis Moore 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
Laura Richardson 95%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 95%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 95%
John Spratt, Jr. 95%
Betty Sutton 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
Jim Webb, Jr. 95%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 95%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 94%
Ellen Tauscher 94%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
Steve Driehaus 93%
Bob Etheridge 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 93%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
Ron Klein 93%
Dennis Kucinich 93%

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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