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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 75%
Sandy Adams 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 5%
Jason Altmire 65%
Rob Andrews 85%
Steve Austria 5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Charlie Bass 15%
Max Baucus 85%
Mark Begich 85%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 85%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Tim Bishop 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Sonny Bono 10%
Dan Boren 30%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Bruce Braley 80%
Paul Broun 5%
Scott Brown 40%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 5%
Thomas Campbell 15%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Walter Holden Capps 90%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 80%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Howard Coble 10%
Thomas Coburn 5%
Kent Conrad 95%
Jerry Costello 80%
Chip Cravaack 10%
Mark Critz 80%
Geoff Davis 5%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 80%
John Dingell 85%
David Dreier 5%
Bill Emerson 25%
Bob Filner 90%
Barney Frank 95%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 15%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Henry Gonzalez 75%
Michael Grimm 25%
Kay Hagan 95%
Ralph Hall 0%
Colleen Hanabusa 85%
Tom Harkin 95%
Doc Hastings 0%
Nan Hayworth 10%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
Thomas Holden 70%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 20%
Timothy Johnson 95%
Tim Johnson 40%
Jack Kingston 5%
Larry Kissell 60%
Herb Kohl 90%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 10%
Mary Landrieu 85%
Tom Latham 10%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Carl Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 85%
William Lipinski 65%
Dick Lugar 15%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 10%
Jim Matheson 50%
Robert Matsui 90%
Carolyn McCarthy 65%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
Mike McIntyre 40%
Buck McKeon 0%
Mike Michaud 95%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 85%
Jim Moran, Jr. 90%
Frank Murkowski 40%
Austin Murphy 15%
Sue Myrick 5%
Ben Nelson 55%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
John Olver 85%
Major Owens 70%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 95%
Tom Petri 15%
Todd Platts 5%
David Pryor 75%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 65%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 95%
David Rivera 15%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 5%
Mike Ross 35%
Steve Rothman 75%
Jon Runyan 20%
Bobby Schilling 30%
Jean Schmidt 5%
Aaron Schock 10%
Allyson Schwartz 75%
Heath Shuler 60%
E.G. Shuster 10%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Steve Southerland 0%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 0%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 90%
Lee Terry 5%
John Tierney 95%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 90%
Joe Walsh 5%
John Warner 90%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 95%
Jim Webb, Jr. 90%
Allen West 5%
Frank Wolf 5%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 75%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 85%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 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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