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Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action

2008 Positions

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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 issue 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.

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State Office Name Party Rating
Marion Berry 75%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Judy Biggert 35%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 85%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Dan Boren 65%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 80%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bob Brady 100%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
Sam Brownback 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 35%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 55%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 5%
Eric Cantor 5%
Lois Capps 100%
Mike Capuano 95%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Christopher Carney 85%
Mike Castle 65%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Hillary Clinton 70%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 15%
Norm Coleman 45%
Kent Conrad 90%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Robert Corker 20%
Jerry Costello 85%
Larry Craig 15%
Ander Crenshaw 10%
Joe Crowley 100%
John Culberson 5%
Elijah Cummings 100%
Artur Davis 85%
David Davis 15%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Nathan Deal 5%
Bill Delahunt 95%
James DeMint 0%
Charlie Dent 55%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 90%
John Dingell 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 70%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 10%
John Duncan, Jr. 15%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Brad Ellsworth 75%
Rahm Emanuel 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Mary Fallin 15%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 95%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Jeff Flake 0%
Randy Forbes 25%
Barney Frank 100%
Trent Franks 0%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 15%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Scott Garrett 5%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 80%
Phil Gingrey 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
Bob Goodlatte 15%
Bart Gordon 80%
Gene Green 80%
Judd Gregg 15%
Luis Gutiérrez 90%
Charles Hagel 10%
John Hall 95%
Ralph Hall 30%
State Office Name Party Rating
Marion Berry 75%
Joe Biden, Jr. 80%
Judy Biggert 35%
Brian Bilbray 15%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 85%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Dan Boren 65%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 80%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bob Brady 100%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
Sam Brownback 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 35%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 55%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 5%
Eric Cantor 5%
Lois Capps 100%
Mike Capuano 95%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Christopher Carney 85%
Mike Castle 65%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Hillary Clinton 70%
Howard Coble 20%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 15%
Norm Coleman 45%
Kent Conrad 90%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Robert Corker 20%
Jerry Costello 85%
Larry Craig 15%
Ander Crenshaw 10%
Joe Crowley 100%
John Culberson 5%
Elijah Cummings 100%
Artur Davis 85%
David Davis 15%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Nathan Deal 5%
Bill Delahunt 95%
James DeMint 0%
Charlie Dent 55%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 90%
John Dingell 90%
Chris Dodd 100%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 70%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 10%
John Duncan, Jr. 15%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Brad Ellsworth 75%
Rahm Emanuel 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Mary Fallin 15%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 95%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Jeff Flake 0%
Randy Forbes 25%
Barney Frank 100%
Trent Franks 0%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 15%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Scott Garrett 5%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 80%
Phil Gingrey 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
Bob Goodlatte 15%
Bart Gordon 80%
Gene Green 80%
Judd Gregg 15%
Luis Gutiérrez 90%
Charles Hagel 10%
John Hall 95%
Ralph Hall 30%
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