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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
Ernest Hollings 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
Tom Lantos 80%
Alan Mollohan 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80%
Donald Payne 80%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 80%
Ike Skelton 80%
Ed Towns 80%
James Turner 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80%
Rob Andrews 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
Lincoln Davis 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
Bart Gordon 75%
Daniel Graham 75%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Thomas Holden 70%
Joe Lieberman 70%
Jim Marshall 70%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 70%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 70%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
Brad Carson 65%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 65%
Calvin Dooley 65%
John Edwards 65%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 65%
Earl Pomeroy 65%
Gene Taylor 65%
Rodney Alexander 60%
Christopher John 60%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60%
Ron Paul 60%
Charles Stenholm 60%
William Lipinski 55%
Olympia Snowe 55%
James Leach 50%
John Breaux 45%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
Robert Cramer 45%
Ben Nelson 45%
Mike Castle 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 35%
Nancy Johnson 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 35%
John McHugh 35%
Ben Campbell 30%
Tim Johnson 30%
Christopher Shays 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 25%
Steve LaTourette 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
James Ramstad 25%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25%
Arlen Specter 25%
Tom Tancredo 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 20%
Dan Burton 20%
James DeMint 20%
Philip English 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20%
Todd Platts 20%
Jack Quinn 20%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
Jim Saxton 20%
John Shadegg 20%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 20%
Gordon Smith 20%
Nick Smith 20%
John Sweeney 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 20%
Heather Wilson 20%
Douglas Bereuter 15%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 15%
Norm Coleman 15%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 15%
Jo Ann Davis 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 15%
Elizabeth Dole 15%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 15%
James Greenwood 15%
Judd Gregg 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 15%
Sue Kelly 15%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 15%
James Kolbe 15%
Ray LaHood 15%
Ron Lewis 15%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 15%
Marilyn Musgrave 15%
James Nussle 15%
Thomas William Osborne 15%
Doug Ose 15%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 15%
Jim Ryun 15%
John Sununu 15%
Charles Taylor 15%
George Voinovich 15%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 15%
Zach Wamp 15%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 10%
Wayne Allard 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 10%
J. Gresham Barrett 10%
Bob Bennett 10%
Judy Biggert 10%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 10%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
Steve Buyer 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
Philip Crane 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
John Ensign 10%
Terry Everett 10%
Tom Feeney 10%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 10%
William Frist 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 10%
Porter Goss 10%
Mark Green 10%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 10%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 10%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 10%
William Janklow 10%
William Lewis Jenkins 10%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 10%
Jon Kyl 10%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 10%
Dick Lugar 10%
Don Manzullo 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 10%
Zell Bryan Miller 10%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 10%
Sue Myrick 10%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 10%
Robert William Ney 10%
Anne Northup 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 10%
John Peterson 10%
Denny Rehberg 10%

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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