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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Wayne Allard 10%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 95%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 20%
Brian Baird 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 10%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 70%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 10%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 95%
Melissa Bean 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
Bob Bennett 15%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 90%
Joe Biden, Jr. 75%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 20%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
Tim Bishop 95%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
John Boehner 5%
Kit Bond 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 15%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 95%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 5%
Barbara Boxer 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Nancy Boyda 80%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
Sam Brownback 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
Jim Bunning 10%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
Dave Camp 5%
John Campbell III 10%
Chris Cannon 10%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 35%
Lois Capps 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Ben Chandler III 95%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
Hillary Clinton 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
Howard Coble 10%
Thomas Coburn 5%
Thad Cochran 15%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
Norm Coleman 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
Kent Conrad 80%
John Conyers, Jr. 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 85%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
Jerry Costello 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
Larry Craig 15%
Robert Cramer 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
Ander Crenshaw 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
David Davis 5%
Geoff Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Thomas Davis III 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 45%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
Norm Dicks 95%
John Dingell 95%
Chris Dodd 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Elizabeth Dole 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 85%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
Thelma Drake 5%
David Dreier 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
Chet Edwards 85%
Vern Ehlers 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
Brad Ellsworth 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Terry Everett 10%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 5%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 75%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
Randy Forbes 20%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 95%
Trent Franks 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 30%
Elton Gallegly 5%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 95%
Phil Gingrey 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 15%
Bart Gordon 85%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
Judd Gregg 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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