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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 75%
Sandy Adams 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
Rodney Alexander 5%
Jason Altmire 65%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 20%
Rob Andrews 85%
Steve Austria 5%
Kelly Ayotte 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 15%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 10%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
Charlie Bass 15%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
Max Baucus 85%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Mark Begich 85%
Dan Benishek 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 85%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
Tim Bishop 85%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Sonny Bono 10%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 15%
Dan Boren 30%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 95%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
Bruce Braley 80%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 5%
Paul Broun 5%
Corrine Brown 90%
Scott Brown 40%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 5%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
Dave Camp 5%
Thomas Campbell 15%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 15%
Walter Holden Capps 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 80%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 95%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Jason Chaffetz 10%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 60%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
Hansen Clarke 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
Dan Coats 10%
Howard Coble 10%
Thomas Coburn 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 80%
Kent Conrad 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 15%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 55%
Jerry Costello 80%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
Chip Cravaack 10%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
Ander Crenshaw 5%
Mark Critz 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
Geoff Davis 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
James DeMint 10%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 80%
John Dingell 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Bob Dold 25%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 55%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 95%
David Dreier 5%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
Donna Edwards 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 95%
Renee Ellmers 5%
Bill Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 10%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 90%
Stephen Fincher 0%
Mike Fitzpatrick 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 0%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
Randy Forbes 5%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
Barney Frank 95%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 95%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 95%
Elton Gallegly 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 15%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
Chris Gibson 30%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 85%
Phil Gingrey 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
Henry Gonzalez 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 85%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
Michael Grimm 25%
Frank Guinta 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 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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