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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 8%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 27%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 87%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 93%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 8%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 93%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 7%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 27%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 93%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 87%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 27%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 7%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 73%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 93%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 62%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 87%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 93%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 47%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 93%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 23%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 8%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 7%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 87%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 87%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 93%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 7%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 87%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 87%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 13%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 8%
Neil Abercrombie 93%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
Todd Akin 7%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 93%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 93%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 8%
Brian Baird 87%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
John Barrow 73%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Joe Barton 7%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 85%

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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