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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 25%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 95%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 20%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 5%
Wayne Allard 5%
George Allen 15%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 5%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
John Breaux 55%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 85%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 15%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Jean Carnahan 85%
Brad Carson 65%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 30%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 60%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 85%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 80%
Christopher Cox 5%
William Coyne 95%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 80%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 5%
Norm Dicks 90%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 65%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 85%
David Dreier 10%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
John Edwards 95%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 10%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 15%
Jo Ann Emerson 5%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 5%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 15%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 85%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 85%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 25%
George Gekas 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
Bart Gordon 65%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 5%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 0%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 75%
James Hansen 5%
Jane Harman 90%
Melissa Hart 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 5%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 75%
Van Hilleary 5%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 85%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 15%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 80%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
Stephen Horn 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 5%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 40%
Nancy Johnson 30%
Tim Johnson 15%
Paul Kanjorski 65%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 10%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jon Kyl 5%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 15%
Nicholas Lampson 85%
Tom Lantos 95%
Steve LaTourette 20%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 15%
William Luther 90%

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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