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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Tim Bishop 60%
John Boehner 0%
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%
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%

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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