Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2002 Positions

Issues: Social , Liberal , Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 10%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 5%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 90%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 95%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 90%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 95%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 80%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 5%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 90%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 80%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 70%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 5%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 85%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 20%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 95%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 90%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 5%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 5%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 70%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 95%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 95%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 35%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 95%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 5%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 95%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 90%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 45%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 95%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 85%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 95%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 10%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 55%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 15%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 10%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 15%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 90%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 85%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 85%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 10%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 85%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 95%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 95%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 95%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 15%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 85%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 5%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 95%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 95%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 85%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 45%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 95%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 90%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 15%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 90%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 5%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 80%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 95%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 70%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 80%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 85%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 95%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 85%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 95%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 15%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 5%
George Allen 10%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 15%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 70%
Bob Bennett 5%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 15%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
John Breaux 65%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Ben Campbell 30%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 65%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 25%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 95%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 85%
James Davis 75%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
Thomas Davis III 10%
Bill Delahunt 90%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 85%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Norm Dicks 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
Calvin Dooley 65%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 5%
Jennifer Dunn 5%
John Edwards 70%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 5%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 15%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 95%
Elton Gallegly 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 5%
Bart Gordon 70%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 75%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 60%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 70%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 65%
Ernest Hollings 85%
Darlene Hooley 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 95%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 45%
Nancy Johnson 30%
Tim Johnson 15%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Tom Lantos 95%
Steve LaTourette 15%
James Leach 30%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 55%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 5%
Don Manzullo 5%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 95%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 15%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 85%
Martin Meehan 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 85%
Zell Bryan Miller 30%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 85%
Jack Murtha 55%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 85%
Thomas William Osborne 10%
Doug Ose 20%
Major Owens 90%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 30%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 5%
Richard Pombo 5%
Earl Pomeroy 70%
Deborah Pryce 5%
Jack Quinn 15%
George Radanovich 5%
James Ramstad 15%
Ralph Regula 5%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 95%
Mike Ross 65%
Steve Rothman 95%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 70%
Rick Santorum 5%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 20%
Donald Sherwood 5%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 35%
Ike Skelton 60%
Gordon Smith 35%
Nick Smith 5%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Vic Snyder 80%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 35%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 90%
Bart Stupak 80%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 5%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 10%
William Thomas 10%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
Ed Towns 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 85%
James Turner 75%
George Voinovich 5%
James Walsh 15%
Zach Wamp 5%
John Warner 15%
Diane Watson 85%
Mel Watt 90%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 15%
Gerald Weller 5%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 5%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 95%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 0%

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