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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
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%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
Leonard Boswell 95%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 95%
Kent Conrad 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 95%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 95%
Jane Harman 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 95%
Paul Hodes 95%
Daniel Inouye 95%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 95%
Steve Kagen 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
Ron Klein 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 95%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
Michael McMahon 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 95%
Dave Obey 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 95%
Silvestre Reyes 95%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 95%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95%
John Spratt, Jr. 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 95%
Mel Watt 95%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%

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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