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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin 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 35%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 15%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 15%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
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 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
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%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 5%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 95%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 95%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 5%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 95%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 5%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 5%
Bill Barrett 15%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Joe Barton 5%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 5%
Max Baucus 80%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 95%
Douglas Bereuter 5%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 70%
Joe Biden, Jr. 85%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 85%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 95%
Barbara Boxer 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 65%
Bob Brady 50%
John Breaux 75%
Corrine Brown 95%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Sam Brownback 0%
Richard Bryan 95%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 10%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 35%
Chris Cannon 5%
Lois Capps 85%
Julia Carson 95%
Mike Castle 30%
John Chafee 45%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
William Clay, Sr. 85%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 85%
Howard Coble 10%
Thomas Coburn 5%
Thad Cochran 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 90%
John Conyers, Jr. 80%
Merrill Cook 15%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 65%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 90%
James Davis 85%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Nathan Deal 10%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 95%
John Dingell 85%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
Calvin Dooley 85%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 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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