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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 90%
John Adler 55%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 5%
Jason Altmire 65%
Thomas Andrews 90%
Michael Arcuri 70%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Brian Baird 65%
Bill Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 65%
Bob Bennett 15%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
John Boccieri 75%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 30%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Bobby Bright 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 60%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 45%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Christopher Carney 65%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 65%
Travis Childers 35%
Kent Conrad 85%
Jerry Costello 70%
Mark Critz 45%
Kathy Dahlkemper 90%
Artur Davis 55%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 45%
Bill Delahunt 70%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 90%
Charles Djou 30%
Chris Dodd 85%
Byron Dorgan 95%
David Dreier 5%
Steve Driehaus 80%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Brad Ellsworth 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
John Ensign 5%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 15%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
John Hall 95%
Debbie Halvorson 80%
Phil Hare 90%
Jane Harman 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 70%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 80%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 55%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 25%
Steve Kagen 95%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Ted Kaufman 55%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 95%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Mary Jo Kilroy 95%
Larry Kissell 70%
Ron Klein 85%
Herb Kohl 90%
Suzanne Kosmas 80%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 50%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 0%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Chris Lee 15%
George LeMieux 5%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 70%
John Linder 5%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Don Manzullo 10%
Betsy Markey 75%
Jim Marshall 35%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
Michael McMahon 55%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 65%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 50%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 65%
Dennis Moore 90%
Patrick Murphy 80%
Scott Murphy 85%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 50%
Glenn Nye III 45%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Ron Paul 15%
Donald Payne 95%
Tom Perriello 75%
Todd Platts 15%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
David Pryor 65%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 5%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Laura Richardson 95%
Ciro Rodriguez 90%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 90%
Mark Schauer 90%
Jean Schmidt 5%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90%
John Shadegg 5%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 45%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 80%
Zack Space 60%
Arlen Specter 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 95%
John Sullivan 5%
Betty Sutton 95%
John Tanner 50%
Gene Taylor 35%
Harry Teague 70%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 30%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 85%
Mel Watt 85%
Jim Webb, Jr. 85%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 75%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 85%
Bill Young 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 85%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps 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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