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Special Interest Groups

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

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 27%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 45%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 27%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 18%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 18%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 27%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 36%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 36%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 82%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 27%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 64%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 73%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 27%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 27%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 27%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 36%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 73%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 27%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 18%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 82%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 82%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 82%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 18%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 36%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 27%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 18%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 18%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 82%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 93%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 36%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 36%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 36%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 27%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 27%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 18%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 82%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 18%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 82%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 18%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 18%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 91%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 13%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 73%
Bill Archer 18%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 20%
Brian Baird 73%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 73%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman 36%
Max Baucus 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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