Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

1999 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 20%
Brian Baird 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 15%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 5%
Charlie Bass 20%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 95%
Evan Bayh 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 95%
Douglas Bereuter 35%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 65%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 95%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 15%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 95%
John Breaux 80%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 5%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 5%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 5%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 15%
Ben Campbell 15%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
Chris Cannon 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Julia Carson 95%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 85%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 85%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 15%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Michael Collins 15%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Merrill Cook 25%
John Cooksey 15%
Jerry Costello 65%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 95%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 5%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 95%
Barbara Cubin 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 90%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 35%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 10%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 95%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 85%
David Dreier 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 25%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 95%
Philip English 25%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 15%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 95%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 15%
Mark Foley 35%
Michael Patrick Forbes 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 15%
Tillie Fowler 15%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 45%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 85%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 35%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 15%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 5%
William Goodling 15%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 5%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Mark Green 5%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 70%
James Greenwood 70%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 95%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 5%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 20%
Tony Hall 80%
James Hansen 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 20%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Baron Hill 75%
Rick Hill 10%
Van Hilleary 15%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
David Lee Hobson 20%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 65%
Ernest Hollings 85%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 95%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 55%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Asa Hutchinson 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 15%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 10%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
Nancy Johnson 55%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 95%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 15%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
OH Governor John Kasich R 10%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Ronald Klink 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Steven Kuykendall 35%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 15%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 95%
Tom Lantos 85%
Stephen Largent 15%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 95%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 95%
Jerry Lewis 20%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
John Linder 10%
William Lipinski 55%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 5%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
James Maloney 85%
Don Manzullo 15%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 85%
Frank Mascara 70%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 5%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 90%
Karen McCarthy 95%
Bill McCollum 10%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 55%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 35%
Scott McInnis 20%
David McIntosh 5%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 55%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 95%
Michael McNulty 90%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 90%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 95%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
Jack Metcalf 25%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 15%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 5%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 95%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 95%
John Moakley 90%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
Constance Morella 80%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
Frank Murkowski 5%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 60%
Sue Myrick 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 10%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Doug Ose 30%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 5%
Ronald Packard 5%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 95%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
John Peterson 5%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 20%
David Phelps 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Richard Pombo 5%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
John Edward Porter 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 5%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 95%
Deborah Pryce 20%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 5%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 65%
James Ramstad 40%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
Silvestre Reyes 85%
Thomas Reynolds 15%
Bob Riley 5%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 85%
Charles Robb 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 80%
James Rogan 30%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 45%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 5%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 10%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 10%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 70%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 15%
Rick Santorum 5%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
Jim Saxton 25%
Joe Scarborough 15%
Robert Schaffer 15%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 95%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 5%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 55%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 95%
Donald Sherwood 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 15%
Ronnie Shows 55%
E.G. Shuster 5%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 10%
Norman Sisisky 75%
Joseph Skeen 10%
Ike Skelton 55%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 85%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
Gordon Smith 15%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Nick Smith 10%
Bob Smith 5%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 85%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 40%
Floyd Spence 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 95%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Charles Stenholm 55%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 85%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 85%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 25%
James Talent 15%
Tom Tancredo 10%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 5%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 5%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Fred Thompson 5%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 95%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 5%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 10%
Karen Thurman 85%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 5%
Robert Torricelli 95%
Ed Towns 95%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 90%
James Turner 75%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 95%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 95%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 95%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 5%
George Voinovich 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 10%
James Walsh 35%
Zach Wamp 20%
John Warner 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 95%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 10%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 15%
Paul Wellstone 90%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Heather Wilson 15%
Bob Wise, Jr. 80%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%

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