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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 35%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 90%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 45%
Joe Biden, Jr. 95%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Tim Bishop 85%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 70%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Nancy Boyda 80%
Bruce Braley 85%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 10%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Christopher Carney 40%
Mike Castle 65%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 55%
Donna Christensen 78%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Norm Coleman 65%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 55%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 45%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 45%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 25%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Norm Dicks 95%
John Dingell 85%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 60%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 10%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Brad Ellsworth 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 55%
Terry Everett 0%
Eni Faleomavaega 33%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 100%
Randy Forbes 0%
Luis Fortuño 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 25%
Gabrielle Giffords 81%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 40%
Charles Hagel 20%
John Hall 90%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 90%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 55%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 80%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Paul Hodes 85%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 55%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Mike Honda 100%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 83%
Tim Johnson 0%
Timothy Johnson 70%
Steve Kagen 70%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Richard Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 85%
Ron Klein 90%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 80%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 25%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 23%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Mary Landrieu 90%
Tom Latham 5%
Steve LaTourette 15%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 15%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 45%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 15%
Melquiades Martinez 20%
Jim Matheson 75%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
James McCrery III 29%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 15%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 20%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 85%
Barbara Mikulski 85%
Candice Miller 10%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 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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