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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 75%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 40%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 5%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 65%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 35%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 50%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 5%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 30%
Eva Clayton 70%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 70%
Robert Clement 60%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 85%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 55%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 35%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 85%
James Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 5%
Bill Delahunt 85%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 80%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 5%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 25%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
Ernest Fletcher 5%
Mark Foley 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 95%
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%
Bart Gordon 60%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 5%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Tony Hall 75%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 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%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 90%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 55%
Ernest Hollings 85%
Darlene Hooley 70%
Stephen Horn 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 10%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 30%
Nancy Johnson 35%
Paul Kanjorski 65%
Sue Kelly 35%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
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%
Tom Lantos 85%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 25%
James Leach 30%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 45%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Dick Lugar 10%
William Luther 95%
James Maloney 55%
Don Manzullo 5%
Frank Mascara 65%
Robert Matsui 85%
Karen McCarthy 95%
James McCrery III 5%
John McHugh 5%
Scott McInnis 10%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 95%
Michael McNulty 55%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 80%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
Dan Miller 10%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 85%
John Moakley 80%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 65%
Constance Morella 60%
Frank Murkowski 0%

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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