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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 55%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 32%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 35%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 20%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 80%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 85%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
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 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 15%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney 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 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 15%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 95%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 90%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 15%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 25%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 35%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 10%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 5%
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 85%
Michael Arcuri 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 20%
Brian Baird 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 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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