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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. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 75%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 85%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 30%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 15%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 95%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 5%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 15%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 15%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 10%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 85%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 85%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 70%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young 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 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 70%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
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 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 15%
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 11 George Miller Democratic 85%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
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 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
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 45 John Campbell III Republican 25%
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. 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 4 Cory Gardner 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. 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. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 5%
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. House 1 Jack Kingston 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 10 Paul Broun Republican 30%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 5%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 70%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 20%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%

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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