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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Barney Frank 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95%
Hansen Clarke 95%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 95%
Tom Harkin 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
Carl Levin 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
Robert Matsui 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 95%
John Olver 95%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 95%
Mark Udall 95%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 95%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Max Baucus 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
Timothy Johnson 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Brad Miller 90%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 90%
Ed Pastor 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 90%
John Tierney 90%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
Mel Watt 90%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90%
Rob Andrews 85%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 85%
Mark Begich 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
Bruce Braley 85%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 85%
Kent Conrad 85%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
Kay Hagan 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
Herb Kohl 85%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
Mike Michaud 85%
George Miller 85%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 85%
Laura Richardson 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
Pete Stark 85%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Colleen Hanabusa 80%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80%
Ben Nelson 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 80%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 80%
Steve Rothman 80%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
Betty Sutton 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
Howard Berman 75%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
Russ Carnahan 75%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 75%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
Mary Landrieu 75%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 75%
Allyson Schwartz 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 70%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
John Dingell 70%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 70%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 70%
Mark Pryor 70%
Nick Rahall II 70%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 70%

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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