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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Maloney 85%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 75%
Robert Matsui 95%
Karen McCarthy 95%
James McCrery III 5%
John McHugh 15%
Scott McInnis 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 90%
Michael McNulty 80%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 80%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 90%
Dan Miller 10%
Zell Bryan Miller 35%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 65%
Dennis Moore 85%
Constance Morella 50%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 65%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 70%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 10%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 70%
Thomas William Osborne 5%
Doug Ose 20%
Major Owens 95%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 65%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 5%
Todd Platts 5%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Deborah Pryce 15%
Jack Quinn 20%
George Radanovich 5%
James Ramstad 20%
Ralph Regula 20%
Denny Rehberg 5%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Thomas Reynolds 5%
Bob Riley 5%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Timothy Roemer 70%
Mike Ross 65%
Steve Rothman 85%
Marge Roukema 30%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 80%
Rick Santorum 10%
Paul Sarbanes 95%
Jim Saxton 15%
Robert Schaffer 5%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 35%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Ronnie Shows 40%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 35%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 25%
Nick Smith 5%
Bob Smith 5%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 85%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 20%
Ted Strickland 90%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 15%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 10%
Gene Taylor 55%
Craig Thomas 5%
William Thomas 15%
Fred Thompson 20%
Karen Thurman 90%
Strom Thurmond 5%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 90%
Ed Towns 65%
James Traficant, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 60%
George Voinovich 15%
James Walsh 10%
Zach Wamp 15%
John Warner 20%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Diane Watson 50%
Mel Watt 95%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 95%
David Weldon 5%
W. Curtis Weldon 15%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 5%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 90%
Bill Young 5%

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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