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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 60%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
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 90%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 80%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 80%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 55%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 33%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
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 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 90%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 85%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%

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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