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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 19%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 19%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 81%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 19%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 31%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
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/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 81%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 19%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 19%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 19%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 94%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 31%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 19%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 19%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 13%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 19%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 38%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
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 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 19%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 25%
Neil Abercrombie 94%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 19%
Thomas Allen 94%
Rob Andrews 81%
Richard Armey 6%
Spencer Bachus 19%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 69%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 94%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 38%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 94%
Douglas Bereuter 31%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 69%
Judy Biggert 31%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 13%
Henry Bonilla 25%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 69%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
John Breaux 94%
Ed Bryant 19%
Jim Bunning 19%
Conrad Burns 38%
Dan Burton 19%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 81%
Herbert Callahan 6%
Dave Camp 13%
Ben Campbell 19%
Chris Cannon 13%
Julia Carson 94%
Mike Castle 44%
Linc Chafee 88%
Saxby Chambliss 19%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 94%

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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