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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 5%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Brian Baird 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 95%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 5%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 65%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Dan Boren 55%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 95%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 85%
Mike Castle 40%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 30%
Kent Conrad 85%
Jerry Costello 80%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 75%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Artur Davis 80%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 85%
Jo Ann Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 5%
Bill Delahunt 85%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 5%
Norm Dicks 85%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 5%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
Philip English 5%
John Ensign 5%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 5%
Bob Filner 95%
Mark Foley 15%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 5%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 15%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
Bart Gordon 90%
Mark Green 15%
Judd Gregg 5%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
Jane Harman 70%
Katherine Harris 10%
Melissa Hart 5%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 85%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 80%
Darlene Hooley 95%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 15%
Henry Hyde 5%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 85%
James Merrill Jeffords 90%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 55%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Ric Keller 5%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Mark Kennedy 5%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 15%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 15%
Jon Kyl 5%
Ray LaHood 5%
Tom Lantos 95%
Steve LaTourette 15%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 75%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Dick Lugar 10%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 70%
Melquiades Martinez 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 20%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 95%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jack Murtha 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 55%
Robert William Ney 15%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
James Nussle 5%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65%
Thomas William Osborne 5%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 85%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 10%
Todd Platts 25%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
Jon Porter, Sr. 5%
Deborah Pryce 15%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 35%
Ralph Regula 5%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Richard Renzi 15%

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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