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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 35%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 90%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor 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 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 5%
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 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 5%
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 45%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 5%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 5%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 5%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 90%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
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 65%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 95%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 5%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 15%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 90%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 15%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 15%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 35%

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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