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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 85%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 55%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 70%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 65%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 15%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 70%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 15%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 25%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
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 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 5%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 55%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 30%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 35%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 15%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 15%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 15%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 5%

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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