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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 5%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 10%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 45%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 5%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 5%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 60%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 65%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 5%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 95%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Max Baucus 70%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 60%
Bob Bennett 15%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 5%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 80%
Chris Cannon 5%
Eric Cantor 5%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 40%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Norm Coleman 25%
Kent Conrad 85%
Jerry Costello 70%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 75%
Geoff Davis 5%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 35%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 90%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Norm Dicks 85%
Chris Dodd 95%
Elizabeth Dole 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 95%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 10%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 5%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Terry Everett 5%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 20%
Bob Filner 95%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 95%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 15%
Jane Harman 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 60%
Darlene Hooley 90%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 15%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 60%
Tim Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 90%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 5%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 5%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 15%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 90%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Dick Lugar 15%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 25%
Don Manzullo 10%
Jim Marshall 35%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 15%
Michael McNulty 75%
Martin Meehan 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%

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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