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Special Interest Groups

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


State Office District Name Party Rating
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 15%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 15%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 10%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 5%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 15%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 10%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 93%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 87%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 35%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 10%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Sandy Adams 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 90%
Steve Austria 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 93%
Rick Berg 10%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 100%
Judy Biggert 35%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Dan Boren 45%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Scott Brown 40%
Ann Marie Buerkle 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Francisco Canseco 10%
Eric Cantor 5%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 80%
Chip Cravaack 20%
Mark Critz 80%
Geoff Davis 10%
James DeMint 0%
Norm Dicks 95%
Robert Dold 35%
David Dreier 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Bob Filner 90%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Frank Guinta 10%
Nan Hayworth 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
Thomas Holden 80%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
Tim Johnson 25%
Larry Kissell 90%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Jeff Landry 10%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 15%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 15%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Don Manzullo 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Brad Miller 100%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 60%
John Olver 70%
Major Owens 95%
Ron Paul 10%
Todd Platts 10%
Ben Quayle 5%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Silvestre Reyes 95%
Laura Richardson 100%
David Rivera 20%
Mike Ross 65%
Steve Rothman 100%
Bobby Schilling 15%
Jean Schmidt 20%
Heath Shuler 70%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 5%
John Sullivan 10%
Betty Sutton 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Joe Walsh 10%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Allen West 25%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Bill Young 5%

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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