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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Progressive Democrats of America

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Liberal , Liberal , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 55%
Gary Ackerman 44%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
Todd Akin 66%
Rodney Alexander 66%
Thomas Allen 55%
Jason Altmire 55%
Rob Andrews 55%
Michael Arcuri 55%
Joe Baca, Sr. 55%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 44%
Brian Baird 44%
Richard Hugh Baker 44%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 55%
J. Gresham Barrett 44%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 44%
Melissa Bean 44%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 44%
Shelley Berkley 55%
Howard Berman 44%
Marion Berry 44%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 66%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 66%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 44%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 44%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 66%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 66%
Mary Bono Mack 22%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 66%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 55%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 66%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
Nancy Boyda 55%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 55%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 44%
Henry Brown, Jr. 66%
Ginny Brown-Waite 77%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 55%
Dan Burton 75%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 44%
Steve Buyer 85%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 44%
Chris Cannon 44%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 66%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 55%
Dennis Cardoza 44%
Russ Carnahan 55%
Christopher Carney 55%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 66%
Mike Castle 33%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66%
Ben Chandler III 55%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 44%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 44%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 55%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 55%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 44%
Jerry Costello 55%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 55%
Robert Cramer 44%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 44%
Barbara Cubin 66%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 66%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 55%
Artur Davis 44%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 55%
David Davis 66%
Geoff Davis 66%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 44%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 44%
Thomas Davis III 22%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 66%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 55%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 44%
Bill Delahunt 55%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 55%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 66%
Norm Dicks 44%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 44%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 44%
John Doolittle 66%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
Thelma Drake 66%
David Dreier 66%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 77%
Chet Edwards 44%
Vern Ehlers 33%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
Brad Ellsworth 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 44%
Philip English 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 44%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Terry Everett 77%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 44%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 44%
Tom Feeney 66%
Michael Ferguson 44%
Bob Filner 55%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 44%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 77%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 22%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 66%
Barney Frank 44%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
Elton Gallegly 66%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 33%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 44%
Paul Gillmor 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 66%
Bart Gordon 44%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 55%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 55%
John Hall 55%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 66%
Phil Hare 55%
Jane Harman 44%
J. Dennis Hastert 44%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 55%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 77%
Robert Hayes 88%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 66%
Wally Herger, Jr. 44%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 44%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 55%
Baron Hill 33%
Maurice Hinchey 55%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 44%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 55%
David Lee Hobson 22%
Paul Hodes 55%
Pete Hoekstra 77%
Thomas Holden 55%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 44%
Darlene Hooley 44%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 44%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 66%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 55%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 55%
William Jefferson 55%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 85%
Tim Johnson 77%

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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