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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 45%
Donald Payne 85%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 5%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 25%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 20%
Mark Pryor 75%
George Radanovich 5%
Nick Rahall II 65%
James Ramstad 35%
Ralph Regula 15%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 15%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Thomas Reynolds 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Rogers 5%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 90%
John Salazar 60%
Ken Salazar 85%
Jim Saxton 20%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 85%
José Serrano 90%
John Shadegg 10%
Christopher Shays 65%
Ike Skelton 55%
Gordon Smith 15%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 75%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 30%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Ted Stevens 5%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 5%
John Sununu 20%
Tom Tancredo 10%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
Gene Taylor 40%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 5%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 95%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 90%
Mark Udall 85%
George Voinovich 20%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 5%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 80%
Mel Watt 95%
Henry Waxman 95%
Anthony Weiner 95%
David Weldon 5%
Gerald Weller 5%
Robert Wexler 90%
Heather Wilson 25%
Frank Wolf 10%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 90%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 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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