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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 5%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 15%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 15%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 90%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 10%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 85%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 5%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 95%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 15%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 30%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 70%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 15%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 15%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 10%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 15%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 5%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 5%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 80%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 10%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 0%
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%

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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