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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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 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%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 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%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Charles Robb 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 93%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 93%
Robert Byrd 93%
Ernest Hollings 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 93%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 93%
Patrick Moynihan 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 93%
Paul Sarbanes 93%
Robert Torricelli 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Thomas Allen 91%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 91%
Howard Berman 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
William Coyne 91%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
Norm Dicks 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
Calvin Dooley 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
Bob Filner 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 91%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
William Jefferson 91%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
Dale Kildee 91%
Gerald Kleczka 91%
John LaFalce 91%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 91%
Matthew Martinez 91%
Robert Matsui 91%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 91%
Michael McNulty 91%
Martin Meehan 91%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
John Moakley 91%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 91%
Constance Morella 91%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 91%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 91%
Ciro Rodriguez 91%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
Martin Olav Sabo 91%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
Vic Snyder 91%
John Spratt, Jr. 91%
Bart Stupak 91%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 91%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 91%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 91%
Bob Weygand 91%
Albert Wynn 91%
Frank Lautenberg 87%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Marion Berry 82%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 82%
Rod Blagojevich 82%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 82%
Julia Carson 82%
Gary Condit 82%
James Davis 82%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 82%
Julian Dixon 82%
Chet Edwards 82%
Lane Evans 82%
Jonas Frost III 82%
Sam Gejdenson 82%
Charlie Gonzalez 82%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 82%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 82%
Darlene Hooley 82%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 82%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 82%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 82%
Ronald Klink 82%
Tom Lantos 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
William Luther 82%
Karen McCarthy 82%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 82%
Dennis Moore 82%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 82%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 82%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
Norman Sisisky 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 82%
Ted Strickland 82%
Karen Thurman 82%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
Anthony Weiner 82%
Robert Wexler 82%
Rob Andrews 73%

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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