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

2009-2010 "Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card"

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 88%
Gary Ackerman 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
John Adler 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 23%
Rodney Alexander 18%
Jason Altmire 78%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 83%
Steve Austria 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Spencer Bachus 18%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 18%
Brian Baird 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 98%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 10%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
John Barrow 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Max Baucus 87%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 85%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Mark Begich 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
Bob Bennett 13%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 98%
Marion Berry 58%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 28%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Tim Bishop 93%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 88%
John Boehner 10%
Kit Bond 28%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 18%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 20%
Dan Boren 63%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 65%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
Bruce Braley 37%
Bobby Bright 45%
Paul Broun 3%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 15%
Scott Brown 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Sam Brownback 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 30%
Jim Bunning 8%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 18%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 15%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 13%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 45%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 18%
Eric Cantor 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
Joseph Cao 63%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 38%
Lois Capps 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Christopher Carney 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 97%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 97%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 25%
Mike Castle 60%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
Jason Chaffetz 15%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 78%
Travis Childers 65%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 10%
Thad Cochran 15%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 98%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 18%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 93%
Kent Conrad 97%
John Conyers, Jr. 95%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 23%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 85%
Jerry Costello 93%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
Ander Crenshaw 23%
Mark Critz 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 85%
Artur Davis 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
Geoff Davis 18%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 98%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 5%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
Norm Dicks 98%
John Dingell 95%
Charles Djou 40%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 85%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
David Dreier 20%
Steve Driehaus 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 73%
Vern Ehlers 43%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
Brad Ellsworth 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 35%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 93%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 13%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
John Fleming, Jr. 18%
Randy Forbes 23%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 28%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
Barney Frank 98%
Al Franken 100%
Trent Franks 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 28%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Elton Gallegly 18%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 95%
Scott Garrett 8%
Jim Gerlach 43%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
Phil Gingrey 15%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 15%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 23%

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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