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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
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 13%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 73%
Bill Archer 18%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 27%
Brian Baird 73%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 73%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 18%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman 36%
Max Baucus 93%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 91%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 82%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 93%
Judy Biggert 27%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 82%
Rod Blagojevich 82%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 18%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 27%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 18%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 27%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 55%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 18%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 18%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 27%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 27%
Dan Burton 18%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 93%
Herbert Callahan 27%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 18%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 27%
Ben Campbell 13%
Thomas Campbell 45%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
Chris Cannon 36%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 82%
Julia Carson 82%
Mike Castle 64%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 18%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 27%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 36%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 73%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 36%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 13%
Michael Collins 18%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
Larry Combest 18%
Gary Condit 82%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Merrill Cook 27%
John Cooksey 36%
Jerry Costello 64%
Paul Coverdell 17%
Christopher Cox 18%
William Coyne 91%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 64%
Philip Crane 18%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
Barbara Cubin 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 18%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
James Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 18%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 82%
Thomas DeLay 18%
James DeMint 18%
Peter Deutsch 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Jay Dickey 18%
Norm Dicks 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 64%
Julian Dixon 82%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 27%
Calvin Dooley 91%
John Doolittle 27%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 73%
David Dreier 18%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 36%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 82%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 36%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 82%
Terry Everett 18%
Thomas Ewing 9%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 91%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 18%
Mark Foley 45%
Michael Patrick Forbes 45%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Tillie Fowler 18%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 45%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 82%
Elton Gallegly 27%
John Ganske 55%
Sam Gejdenson 82%
George Gekas 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
Jim Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 45%
Charlie Gonzalez 82%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 36%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 27%
William Goodling 45%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 18%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 36%
William Phillip Gramm 13%
Rodney Grams 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 27%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
Mark Green 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 73%
James Greenwood 55%
Judd Gregg 13%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 18%

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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