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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 87%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 91%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 84%
Melissa Bean 88%
Mark Begich 88%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 84%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
Tim Bishop 94%
John Boccieri 78%
Kit Bond 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 81%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Bruce Braley 91%
Bobby Bright 10%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 20%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 73%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 94%
Christopher Carney 30%
Mike Castle 61%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 70%
Travis Childers 0%
Donna Christensen 82%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jerry Costello 50%
Mark Critz 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 78%
Artur Davis 4%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 10%
Bill Delahunt 97%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 94%
John Dingell 94%
Charles Djou 67%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 80%
David Dreier 20%
Steve Driehaus 88%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 43%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
John Ensign 10%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Eni Faleomavaega 76%
Russ Feingold 96%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 97%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 94%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Bart Gordon 63%
Judd Gregg 18%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
Kay Hagan 80%
John Hall 90%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 78%
Phil Hare 97%
Tom Harkin 96%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Baron Hill 70%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 97%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 68%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 80%
Tim Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Patrick Kennedy 97%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 91%
Mary Jo Kilroy 97%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 80%
Ron Klein 81%
Herb Kohl 88%
Suzanne Kosmas 80%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 80%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 88%
Tom Latham 3%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 0%
George LeMieux 0%
Carl Levin 96%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 30%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 88%
Jim Marshall 20%
Jim Matheson 78%
Carolyn McCarthy 96%
Thaddeus McCotter 3%
Mike McIntyre 10%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 97%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
Mike Michaud 97%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 84%
Walt Minnick 70%
Harry Mitchell 78%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 91%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 94%
Scott Murphy 84%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 75%
Glenn Nye III 68%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Bill Owens 67%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 59%
Donald Payne 97%
Tom Perriello 71%
Tom Petri 0%
Todd Platts 61%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Mark Pryor 80%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 40%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 88%
Laura Richardson 90%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 70%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 10%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 88%
Mark Schauer 88%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 0%
Allyson Schwartz 97%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 97%

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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