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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
Gary Ackerman 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 5%
George Allen 10%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 15%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 5%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
Judy Biggert 15%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
John Breaux 65%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 30%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
Brad Carson 65%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 45%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
Hillary Clinton 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 35%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
James Davis 75%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Thomas Davis III 10%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Norm Dicks 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
Calvin Dooley 65%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
David Dreier 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 5%
Jennifer Dunn 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
John Edwards 70%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 15%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
Russ Feingold 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Michael Ferguson 5%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 15%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 70%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
Jane Harman 60%
Melissa Hart 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 5%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 70%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 95%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 65%
Ernest Hollings 85%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
Darlene Hooley 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%

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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