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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 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%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
Russ Carnahan 95%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Byron Dorgan 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 95%
John Hall 95%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 95%
Steve Kagen 95%
Dale Kildee 95%
Mary Jo Kilroy 95%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 95%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
Jim Oberstar 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
Donald Payne 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 95%
Laura Richardson 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95%
Bart Stupak 95%
Betty Sutton 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 95%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 95%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Thomas Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Leonard Boswell 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
Kathy Dahlkemper 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Norm Dicks 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 90%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Phil Hare 90%
Jane Harman 90%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 90%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 90%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
Dennis Moore 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
Dave Obey 90%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
Ciro Rodriguez 90%
Steve Rothman 90%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
Mark Schauer 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 90%
Arlen Specter 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
Pete Stark 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Max Baucus 85%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 85%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 85%
Shelley Berkley 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 85%
Kent Conrad 85%

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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