Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 80%
Gary Ackerman 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 75%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 5%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 85%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 40%
Robert Barr, Jr. 10%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 10%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 80%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
Bob Bennett 5%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 65%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 35%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 85%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 90%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 5%
Ben Campbell 5%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 70%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 30%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 5%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 70%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
Eva Clayton 70%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 70%
Robert Clement 60%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 85%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 15%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Michael Collins 5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 95%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 55%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 35%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 85%
Barbara Cubin 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 85%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 85%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 5%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL N/A%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 75%
Bill Delahunt 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 65%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
Chris Dodd 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 85%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 65%
David Dreier 5%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
John Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 85%
Philip English 25%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 95%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
Ernest Fletcher 5%
Mark Foley 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 95%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 5%
John Ganske 15%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 15%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Benjamin Gilman 35%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 60%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Mark Green 5%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 90%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 20%
Tony Hall 75%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 10%
Jesse Helms 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 70%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 90%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 55%
Ernest Hollings 85%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 80%
Darlene Hooley 70%
Stephen Horn 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
Daniel Inouye 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 70%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 5%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
William Jefferson 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 30%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
Nancy Johnson 35%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 5%
Paul Kanjorski 65%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 75%
Sue Kelly 35%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 90%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 15%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 5%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 65%
Ray LaHood 15%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80%
Tom Lantos 85%
Stephen Largent 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 95%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
Steve LaTourette 25%
James Leach 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 85%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 45%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 85%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 75%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 25%
Dick Lugar 10%
William Luther 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
James Maloney 55%
Don Manzullo 5%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 85%
Frank Mascara 65%
Robert Matsui 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 5%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 65%
Karen McCarthy 95%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 5%
James McCrery III 5%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 80%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 5%
Scott McInnis 10%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 35%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 95%
Michael McNulty 55%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 95%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 95%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
Dan Miller 10%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 95%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 85%
John Moakley 80%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 65%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
Constance Morella 60%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
Jack Murtha 55%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 5%
Robert William Ney 20%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
James Nussle 15%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 15%
Major Owens 90%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 85%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 75%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 90%
Ron Paul 30%
Donald Payne 95%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 10%
David Phelps 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Richard Pombo 5%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 85%
Deborah Pryce 15%
Jack Quinn 15%
George Radanovich 5%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 70%
James Ramstad 30%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
Ralph Regula 10%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 5%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 85%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Timothy Roemer 45%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 15%
Steve Rothman 90%
Marge Roukema 15%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 90%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 5%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 65%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 60%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 95%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 90%
Jim Saxton 20%
Joe Scarborough 5%
Robert Schaffer 15%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 85%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 95%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 20%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 90%
Donald Sherwood 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 10%
Ronnie Shows 35%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 40%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 45%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 30%
Gordon Smith 10%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 5%
Nick Smith 10%
Bob Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Vic Snyder 70%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 40%
Floyd Spence 5%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Charles Stenholm 45%
Ted Stevens 5%
Ted Strickland 90%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 65%
John Sununu 10%
John Sweeney 10%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 45%
Ellen Tauscher 70%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 45%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 5%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
Fred Thompson 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 75%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 5%
Karen Thurman 80%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 95%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 10%
Robert Torricelli 75%
Ed Towns 95%
James Traficant, Jr. 30%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 75%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 85%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 90%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 10%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 5%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 85%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 85%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 90%
Anthony Weiner 85%
David Weldon 5%
W. Curtis Weldon 5%
Gerald Weller 15%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 85%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Heather Wilson 10%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 5%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%

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