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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 71%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 14%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 29%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 10%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 20%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 100%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 29%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 14%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 11%
Joe Biden, Jr. 86%
Judy Biggert 70%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 90%
John Boehner 10%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 67%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
John Breaux 86%
Corrine Brown 90%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 29%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 29%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Dave Camp 30%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 70%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%

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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