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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
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 85%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
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%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 20%
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 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 78%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 85%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 15%
Gary Ackerman 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 65%
Bill Archer 5%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 5%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Henry Scott Baesler 60%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 5%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 5%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 45%
Bob Barr, Jr. 5%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 15%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 15%
Max Baucus 85%
Anthony Beilenson 90%
Bob Bennett 5%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 90%
Tom Bevill 35%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 45%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Sonny Bono 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Rick Boucher 65%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 85%
John Breaux 60%
Bill Brewster 25%
Glen Browder 40%
Corrine Brown 90%
George Brown, Jr. 90%
Hank Brown 5%
Sam Brownback 5%
Richard Bryan 85%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 65%
Dale Bumpers 85%
Jim Bunn 25%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 70%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 45%
Thomas Campbell 40%
Mike Castle 25%
John Chafee 40%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Jim Chapman 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 10%
Jon Lynn Christensen 5%
Dick Chrysler 5%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 60%
William Clinger 10%
Dan Coats 10%
Howard Coble 15%
Thomas Coburn 10%
Thad Cochran 5%
William Cohen 25%
Ronald Coleman 70%
Barbara-Rose Collins 95%
Cardiss Collins 70%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 35%
Kent Conrad 85%
John Conyers, Jr. 90%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 70%
Paul Coverdell 5%
Christopher Cox 5%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Alfonse D'Amato 25%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 90%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Nathan Deal 5%
Eligio de la Garza II 40%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 70%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 65%
John Dingell 70%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 85%
Robert Dole 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 55%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 85%
Robert Dornan 10%
David Dreier 0%
John Duncan, Jr. 30%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Bill Emerson 0%

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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