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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2002 Positions

Issues: Social , Liberal , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 95%
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%

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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