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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Steve Austria 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Brian Baird 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 85%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 65%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boccieri 75%
Kit Bond 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bobby Bright 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 60%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 45%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 65%
Mike Castle 55%
Ben Chandler III 80%
Travis Childers 55%
Kent Conrad 95%
Jerry Costello 85%
Kathy Dahlkemper 75%
Artur Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
Byron Dorgan 85%
David Dreier 5%
Steve Driehaus 85%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Brad Ellsworth 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 95%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 5%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 75%
Judd Gregg 10%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 30%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 85%
Phil Hare 90%
Jane Harman 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 95%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 75%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Tim Johnson 15%
Steve Kagen 95%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Ted Kaufman 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Larry Kissell 75%
Ron Klein 95%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 80%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 70%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Jon Kyl 5%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Chris Lee 20%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 35%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 5%
Betsy Markey 70%
Jim Marshall 50%
Eric Massa 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Michael McMahon 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 50%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 85%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 70%
Glenn Nye III 70%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 85%
Ron Paul 5%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 70%
Todd Platts 30%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 15%
Silvestre Reyes 95%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 90%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 95%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 65%
Ike Skelton 70%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Vic Snyder 85%
Mark Souder 15%
Zack Space 80%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 95%
Pete Stark 70%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 75%
Gene Taylor 35%
Harry Teague 55%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 35%
Zach Wamp 5%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 95%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 80%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 15%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%

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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