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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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 4 Doc Hastings 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 6 Tom Petri Republican 5%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 5%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 70%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 5%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 70%
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%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 90%
Rick Berg 5%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 75%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 10%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Scott Brown 50%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Hansen Clarke 95%
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%
Robert Dold 15%
David Dreier 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Frank Guinta 5%
Nan Hayworth 10%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Kathy Hochul 30%
Thomas Holden 50%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Tim Johnson 50%
Dale Kildee 90%
Larry Kissell 20%
Herb Kohl 85%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Jeff Landry 10%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 0%
Robert Matsui 95%
Thaddeus McCotter 5%
Brad Miller 90%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 80%
John Olver 95%
Ron Paul 35%
Todd Platts 15%
Ben Quayle 10%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 85%
David Rivera 5%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 80%
Bobby Schilling 0%
Jean Schmidt 5%
Heath Shuler 45%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 10%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 80%
Ed Towns 65%
Bob Turner 0%
Joe Walsh 30%
Mel Watt 90%
Jim Webb, Jr. 70%
Allen West 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Bill Young 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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