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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%
Kelly Ayotte 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Michele Bachmann 5%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 10%
John Barrow 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 90%
Mark Begich 85%
Dan Benishek 5%
Rick Berg 5%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 75%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Tim Bishop 60%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 10%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 5%
Barbara Boxer 90%
Bruce Braley 85%
Paul Broun 30%
Corrine Brown 80%
Scott Brown 50%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 25%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 95%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Hansen Clarke 95%
Dan Coats 10%
Howard Coble 5%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 85%
Jerry Costello 60%
Chip Cravaack 0%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Mark Critz 55%
Geoff Davis 5%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 5%
Norm Dicks 65%
John Dingell 70%
Bob Dold 15%
David Dreier 0%
Donna Edwards 95%
Renee Ellmers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 80%
Stephen Fincher 10%
Mike Fitzpatrick 10%
John Fleming, Jr. 10%
Randy Forbes 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 15%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Chris Gibson 20%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Michael Grimm 0%
Frank Guinta 5%
Kay Hagan 85%
Janice Hahn 95%
Ralph Hall 5%
Richard Hanna 5%
Tom Harkin 95%
Doc Hastings 5%
Nan Hayworth 10%
Joe Heck, Jr. 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 75%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Tim Huelskamp 35%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Robert Hurt 0%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Steve Israel 80%
Mike Johanns 15%
Timothy Johnson 90%
Tim Johnson 50%
John Kerry 95%
Dale Kildee 90%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 20%
John Kline 0%
Herb Kohl 85%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Carl Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Dick Lugar 25%
Cynthia Lummis 20%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 20%
Robert Matsui 95%
Carolyn McCarthy 65%
Thaddeus McCotter 5%
Jim McDermott 95%
Mike McIntyre 10%
Buck McKeon 0%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 85%
Barbara Mikulski 95%
Candice Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 85%
Jeff Miller 10%
Brad Miller 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 80%
Randy Neugebauer 10%
Rich Nugent 0%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
John Olver 95%
Bill Owens 35%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 35%
Tom Petri 5%
Joe Pitts 5%
Todd Platts 15%
Mike Pompeo 5%
Mark Pryor 70%
Ben Quayle 10%
Nick Rahall II 70%
Charlie Rangel 60%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Harry Reid 90%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Reid Ribble 5%
Laura Richardson 85%
Scott Rigell 5%
David Rivera 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 80%
Jon Runyan 5%
Loretta Sanchez 90%
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%
Marlin Stutzman 5%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 80%
Lee Terry 5%
John Tierney 90%
Ed Towns 65%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 95%
David Vitter 5%
Joe Walsh 30%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 70%
Allen West 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 10%
Ed Whitfield 10%
Frank Wolf 10%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin 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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