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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 55%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
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 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 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano 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 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%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 85%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy 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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff 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%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 15%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
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 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 35%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 55%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
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. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
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 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
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. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 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 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
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. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 15%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 85%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
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 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 15%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
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%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 20%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 35%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 15%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 60%

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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