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Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
John Adler 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 25%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Steve Austria 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
Brian Baird 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 95%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 65%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 5%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
John Boccieri 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 95%
Bobby Bright 20%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 10%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
Joseph Cao 45%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 30%
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 95%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 65%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
Mike Castle 55%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
Ben Chandler III 80%
Travis Childers 55%
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 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 95%
Kent Conrad 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 10%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 85%
Jerry Costello 85%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 75%
Artur Davis 70%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
Geoff Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 5%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 70%
Byron Dorgan 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
David Dreier 5%
Steve Driehaus 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
Brad Ellsworth 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 95%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Elton Gallegly 5%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 10%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 30%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 95%
John Hall 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 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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