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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

1999 Positions

Issues: Liberal , Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 15%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 20%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 95%
Evan Bayh 90%
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%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 90%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
John Breaux 80%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 5%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Ben Campbell 15%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 10%
Chris Cannon 10%
Julia Carson 95%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 85%
Michael Collins 15%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 90%
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%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 90%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 35%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 90%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 95%
David Dreier 10%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Philip English 25%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 15%
Russ Feingold 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%
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%
William Goodling 15%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 5%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Mark Green 5%
James Greenwood 70%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
Tony Hall 80%
James Hansen 10%
J. Dennis Hastert 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%
David Lee Hobson 20%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 65%
Ernest Hollings 85%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 55%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Asa Hutchinson 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 15%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Nancy Johnson 55%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
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%
Tom Lantos 85%
Stephen Largent 15%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 55%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
John Linder 10%

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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