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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Steve Austria 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 25%
Brian Baird 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 85%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 65%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 75%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 5%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bruce Braley 95%
Bobby Bright 20%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 60%
Dave Camp 15%
John Campbell III 10%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 45%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 65%
Mike Castle 55%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Ben Chandler III 80%
Travis Childers 55%
Howard Coble 5%
Thomas Coburn 5%
Kent Conrad 95%
Jerry Costello 85%
Ander Crenshaw 5%
Kathy Dahlkemper 75%
Artur Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
Byron Dorgan 85%
David Dreier 5%
Steve Driehaus 85%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Brad Ellsworth 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 95%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 5%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
Phil Gingrey 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 75%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 10%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 30%
Kay Hagan 95%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 10%
Debbie Halvorson 85%
Phil Hare 90%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 95%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 90%
Paul Hodes 95%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 75%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Steve Israel 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Mike Johanns 15%
Tim Johnson 15%
Timothy Johnson 95%
Steve Kagen 95%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Ted Kaufman 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
John Kerry 95%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 5%
Mark Kirk 35%
Ann Kirkpatrick 60%
Larry Kissell 75%
Ron Klein 95%
John Kline 5%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 80%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 70%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Jon Kyl 5%
Mary Landrieu 90%
Tom Latham 5%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Chris Lee 20%
Carl Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 35%
Cynthia Lummis 0%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 5%
Betsy Markey 70%
Jim Marshall 50%
Eric Massa 80%
Jim Matheson 55%
Carolyn McCarthy 95%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Jim McDermott 95%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 15%
Michael McMahon 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 90%
Barbara Mikulski 95%
Candice Miller 25%
Gary Miller 5%
George Miller 95%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 50%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 85%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 70%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Glenn Nye III 70%
Barack Obama II 95%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%

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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