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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
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 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 65%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 5%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 95%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 85%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 5%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 5%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 10%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 5%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Spencer Bachus 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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