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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 65%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 85%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 45%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 80%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 75%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 40%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Joe Barton 10%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 5%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 65%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 35%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
John Boehner 5%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 75%
Barbara Boxer 85%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Bob Brady 90%
John Breaux 50%
Corrine Brown 80%
Sam Brownback 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 5%
Ben Campbell 5%
Chris Cannon 0%
Lois Capps 70%
Mike Capuano 100%
Julia Carson 90%
Mike Castle 30%
Lincoln Chafee 70%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Eva Clayton 70%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 70%
Robert Clement 60%
Howard Coble 15%
Thad Cochran 0%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 85%
John Conyers, Jr. 95%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 55%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 35%
Philip Crane 0%
Joe Crowley 85%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 85%
James Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 5%
Mark Dayton N/A%
Nathan Deal 5%
Bill Delahunt 85%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 80%
John Dingell 80%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 5%

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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