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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Thomas Allen 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
Hillary Clinton 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
Byron Dorgan 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
Bob Filner 95%
Barney Frank 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
Daniel Inouye 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 95%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 95%
John Olver 95%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
Pete Stark 95%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
Ed Towns 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
Mel Watt 95%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 95%
Anthony Weiner 95%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Howard Berman 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
Russ Carnahan 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
Julia Carson 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Jane Harman 90%
Darlene Hooley 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
Brad Miller 90%
Dave Obey 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
Steve Rothman 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 90%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
Robert Wexler 90%
David Wu 90%
Rob Andrews 85%
Evan Bayh 85%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 85%
Kent Conrad 85%
Norm Dicks 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
Dennis Moore 85%
Donald Payne 85%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 85%
Ken Salazar 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 85%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 85%
Albert Wynn 85%
Brian Baird 80%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Robert Byrd 80%
Bob Etheridge 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
Martin Meehan 80%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80%
Diane Watson 80%
Rick Boucher 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
Artur Davis 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Michael McNulty 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
Vic Snyder 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Bart Stupak 75%
Max Baucus 70%
Leonard Boswell 70%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
Jerry Costello 70%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 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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