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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 65%
Sandy Adams 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 45%
Rob Andrews 85%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Michele Bachmann 5%
Spencer Bachus 0%
John Barrow 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 90%
Mark Begich 85%
Rick Berg 5%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 75%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Tim Bishop 60%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 10%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Bruce Braley 85%
Paul Broun 30%
Scott Brown 50%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 25%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Hansen Clarke 95%
Howard Coble 5%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 85%
Jerry Costello 60%
Chip Cravaack 0%
Mark Critz 55%
Geoff Davis 5%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 5%
Norm Dicks 65%
John Dingell 70%
David Dreier 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Michael Grimm 0%
Kay Hagan 85%
Ralph Hall 5%
Colleen Hanabusa 80%
Tom Harkin 95%
Doc Hastings 5%
Nan Hayworth 10%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Mike Johanns 15%
Timothy Johnson 90%
Tim Johnson 50%
Dale Kildee 90%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 20%
Herb Kohl 85%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Jeff Landry 10%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Carl Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 20%
Robert Matsui 95%
Carolyn McCarthy 65%
Thaddeus McCotter 5%
Mike McIntyre 10%
Buck McKeon 0%
Mike Michaud 85%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 85%
Brad Miller 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 80%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
John Olver 95%
Bill Owens 35%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 35%
Tom Petri 5%
Todd Platts 15%
Mark Pryor 70%
Ben Quayle 10%
Nick Rahall II 70%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 85%
David Rivera 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 80%
Jon Runyan 5%
Bobby Schilling 0%
Jean Schmidt 5%
Aaron Schock 0%
Allyson Schwartz 75%
Heath Shuler 45%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 5%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 10%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 80%
Lee Terry 5%
John Tierney 90%
Ed Towns 65%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 95%
Joe Walsh 30%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 70%
Allen West 0%
Frank Wolf 10%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 65%
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 85%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 95%
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 70%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 65%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 40%
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 85%
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 95%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 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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