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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 70%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 35%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 10%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 5%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 55%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 5%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 10%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 5%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 45%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 15%

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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