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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 85%
Michael Arcuri 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Brian Baird 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
John Barrow 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 70%
Melissa Bean 65%
Bob Bennett 15%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 75%
Judy Biggert 35%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 85%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Dan Boren 65%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 35%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 55%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 5%
Eric Cantor 5%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Christopher Carney 85%
Mike Castle 65%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Hillary Clinton 70%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 45%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 85%
Larry Craig 15%
Artur Davis 85%
David Davis 15%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Bill Delahunt 95%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 90%
John Dingell 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 10%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Brad Ellsworth 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 80%
Phil Gingrey 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 15%
Charles Hagel 10%
John Hall 95%
Ralph Hall 30%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 95%
Jane Harman 95%
Doc Hastings 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Paul Hodes 90%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 85%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 80%
Steve Kagen 90%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Jack Kingston 10%
Ron Klein 95%
Herb Kohl 95%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 55%
Mary Landrieu 65%
Tom Latham 30%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Marshall 70%
Melquiades Martinez 30%
Jim Matheson 55%
Carolyn McCarthy 95%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
John McHugh 60%
Mike McIntyre 85%
Buck McKeon 5%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
Mike Michaud 90%
Gary Miller 5%
George Miller 95%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 75%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 95%
Patrick Murphy 85%
Jack Murtha 85%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 75%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 95%
Tom Petri 40%
Todd Platts 55%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Mark Pryor 85%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 85%
Denny Rehberg 40%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 85%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Rogers 25%
Mike Ross 85%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 85%
Ken Salazar 95%
William Sali 10%
Jean Schmidt 15%
Allyson Schwartz 90%
José Serrano 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 90%
Heath Shuler 75%
Ike Skelton 85%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 90%
Hilda Solis 32%
Mark Souder 20%
Zack Space 80%
Arlen Specter 45%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Ted Stevens 30%
Bart Stupak 90%
John Sullivan 20%
John Sununu 25%
Betty Sutton 100%

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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