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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
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Thomas Allen 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
Hillary Clinton 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
Kent Conrad 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
Jonas Frost III 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
James Merrill Jeffords 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Tom Lantos 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
Karen McCarthy 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
John Olver 95%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
Ciro Rodriguez 95%
Steve Rothman 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Brian Baird 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
Byron Dorgan 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
Dave Obey 90%
Major Owens 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
Donald Payne 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
Ted Strickland 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
Mel Watt 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Thomas Daschle 85%
Peter Deutsch 85%
Ernest Hollings 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 85%
Herb Kohl 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Michael McNulty 85%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 85%
Dennis Moore 85%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 85%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 85%
Diane Watson 85%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 85%
Albert Wynn 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
Norm Dicks 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
Bob Etheridge 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 80%
Jim Oberstar 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
Vic Snyder 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Bart Stupak 80%
Ed Towns 80%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 80%
Max Baucus 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
Robert Byrd 75%
James Davis 75%
Chet Edwards 75%
Daniel Graham 75%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
William Jefferson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Martin Meehan 75%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
James Turner 75%
Evan Bayh 70%
Marion Berry 70%

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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