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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 30%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 95%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 10%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 5%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 75%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 10%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 20%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 30%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 75%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 5%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 90%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 15%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 15%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 35%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 10%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 5%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 5%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 65%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 5%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 70%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 5%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 15%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 5%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 70%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 10%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 20%
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%

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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