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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
George Miller 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
Ed Pastor 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%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
John Tierney 100%
Mark Udall 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Rob Andrews 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
Shelley Berkley 95%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 95%
Hillary Clinton 95%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
Bill Delahunt 95%
John Dingell 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Byron Dorgan 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
Lane Evans 95%
Bob Filner 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Jane Harman 95%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Rush Holt, Jr. 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
Darlene Hooley 95%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Tom Lantos 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
Robert Matsui 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
Jim Moran, Jr. 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
Donald Payne 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
Steve Rothman 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
Vic Snyder 95%
Ted Strickland 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
Mel Watt 95%
Robert Wexler 95%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
Albert Wynn 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Brian Baird 90%
Evan Bayh 90%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
Robert Byrd 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
Edward Case 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
James Davis 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
Michael McNulty 90%
Mike Michaud 90%
Brad Miller 90%
Dennis Moore 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
Dave Obey 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90%
Pete Stark 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
Ed Towns 90%
David Wu 90%
Neil Abercrombie 85%
Max Baucus 85%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 85%
Norm Dicks 85%
Bob Etheridge 85%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 85%
James Merrill Jeffords 85%
Timothy Johnson 85%
Mary Landrieu 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 85%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Mark Pryor 85%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 85%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 85%
Diane Watson 85%
Leonard Boswell 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 80%
William Jefferson 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Bart Stupak 80%
Rick Boucher 75%
Julia Carson 75%
Robert Cramer 75%
Artur Davis 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 75%
Joe Lieberman 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%

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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