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Rating Group: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 57%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 28%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 44%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 24%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 96%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 12%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 92%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 92%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 24%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 96%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 96%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 12%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 24%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 19%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 32%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 24%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 24%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 28%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 24%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 24%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 96%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 28%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 28%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 16%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 76%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 48%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 64%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 24%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 24%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 19%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 96%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 90%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 12%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 24%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 12%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 32%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 16%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 96%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 96%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 96%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 96%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 96%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 12%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 52%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 19%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 16%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 16%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 36%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 24%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 96%
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 96%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 19%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 38%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 12%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 28%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 92%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 16%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 36%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
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 92%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 20%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 44%

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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