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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2001 Positions

Issues: Liberal , Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Thomas Daschle 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%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Olver 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott 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%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Thomas Allen 95%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 95%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
Howard Berman 95%
David Edward Bonior 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
Hillary Clinton 95%
William Coyne 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
Bill Delahunt 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
John Edwards 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Tom Lantos 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
Joe Lieberman 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
Robert Matsui 95%
Karen McCarthy 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 95%
Dave Obey 95%
Major Owens 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
Paul Sarbanes 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
Pete Stark 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
Mel Watt 95%
Anthony Weiner 95%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Rick Boucher 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Norm Dicks 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
Jane Harman 90%
Ernest Hollings 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
William Luther 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 90%
Martin Meehan 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
Ted Strickland 90%
Karen Thurman 90%
Robert Torricelli 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
Albert Wynn 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Brian Baird 85%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Robert Byrd 85%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 85%
Jean Carnahan 85%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Kent Conrad 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
Byron Dorgan 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
Bob Etheridge 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 85%
Jonas Frost III 85%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
Dale Kildee 85%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
John LaFalce 85%
Nicholas Lampson 85%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
James Maloney 85%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
Dennis Moore 85%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 85%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Steve Rothman 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85%
Vic Snyder 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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