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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
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%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Dan Boren 65%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 35%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 55%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Christopher Carney 85%
Mike Castle 65%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Hillary Clinton 70%
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%
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 15%
John Hall 95%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Paul Hodes 90%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 85%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 50%
Steve Kagen 90%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Ron Klein 95%
Herb Kohl 95%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 55%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 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%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
John McHugh 60%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 75%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 80%
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%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 95%
Todd Platts 55%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
George Radanovich 20%
Denny Rehberg 40%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Ross 85%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 95%
William Sali 10%
Jean Schmidt 15%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90%
John Shadegg 0%
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%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 80%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
Gene Taylor 75%
Todd Tiahrt 15%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 25%
Zach Wamp 15%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 95%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 90%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 80%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
David Wu 90%
Bill Young 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 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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