Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)

2006 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 5%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 15%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 85%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 90%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 95%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
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 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 5%
OH State House - 62 Jean Schmidt Republican 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 5%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 5%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 5%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 5%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 10%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 5%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 100%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 95%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 95%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 70%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 85%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 5%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 95%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 95%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 15%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 65%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 85%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 5%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 90%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 5%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 5%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 10%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 95%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 90%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 85%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 45%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 90%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 90%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 95%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 95%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 95%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 5%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 10%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 30%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 95%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 90%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 85%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 5%
OH State House - 62 Jean Schmidt R 0%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 5%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 5%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 95%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 95%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 5%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 5%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 35%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House - 37 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 95%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 95%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 85%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy Rodgers R 5%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 95%
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