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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

2012 Positions on Civil Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 41%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 10%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 5%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 10%
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 4 Paul Gosar Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 78%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
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%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 11%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 15%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 15%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 56%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 5%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 6%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 5%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 11%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 5%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen 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 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 94%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 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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