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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 5%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 5%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
Brian Baird 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 95%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
Bob Bennett 5%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 65%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 55%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 90%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 85%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 85%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 5%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 30%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
Jerry Costello 80%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
Barbara Cubin 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 85%
Jo Ann Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Thomas Davis III 5%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 5%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 5%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 5%
Norm Dicks 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Elizabeth Dole 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 95%
Thelma Drake 5%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 15%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Philip English 5%
John Ensign 5%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
Michael Ferguson 5%
Bob Filner 95%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 30%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 15%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 5%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 5%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
William Frist 15%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 35%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
Bart Gordon 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
Mark Green 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%

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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