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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%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Barney Frank 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Thomas Allen 95%
Brian Baird 95%
Evan Bayh 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
Robert Byrd 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
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%
Russ Carnahan 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
Bob Filner 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 95%
Darlene Hooley 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 95%
Tom Lantos 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
Michael McNulty 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
John Olver 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
Steve Rothman 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 95%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
Ted Strickland 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
Diane Watson 95%
Anthony Weiner 95%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
Albert Wynn 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Max Baucus 90%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Rick Boucher 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Bart Gordon 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 90%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 90%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 90%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 85%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Edward Case 85%
Ben Chandler III 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
Kent Conrad 85%
James Davis 85%
Bill Delahunt 85%
Norm Dicks 85%
Chet Edwards 85%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 85%
William Jefferson 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 85%

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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