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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 35%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 10%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
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 95%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 85%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 70%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 65%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 70%
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 5%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 20%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 90%
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 10 Bob Dold Republican 15%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 5%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 15%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 35%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 5%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 80%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 85%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 45%

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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