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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
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 95%
Jane Harman 95%
Doc Hastings 15%
Orrin Hatch 10%
Dean Heller 25%
Jeb Hensarling 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 80%
Paul Hodes 90%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Tim Holden 85%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 95%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 85%
Johnny Isakson 25%
Steve Israel 95%
Darrell Issa 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Sam Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 80%
Walter Jones, Jr. 50%
Steve Kagen 90%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 95%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Jack Kingston 10%
Mark Kirk 55%
Ron Klein 95%
John Kline 15%
Herb Kohl 95%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 55%
Mary Landrieu 65%
Tom Latham 30%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Sandy Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 20%
John Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 0%
Frank LoBiondo 60%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Marshall 70%
Melquiades Martinez 30%
Jim Matheson 55%
John McCain III 5%
Carolyn McCarthy 95%
Claire McCaskill 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
Jim McDermott 95%
John McHugh 60%
Mike McIntyre 85%
Buck McKeon 5%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
John Mica 10%
Mike Michaud 90%
Barbara Mikulski 90%
Candice Miller 50%
Gary Miller 5%
George Miller 95%
Jeff Miller 5%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 75%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 95%
Patrick Murphy 85%
Tim Murphy 60%
Jack Murtha 85%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 75%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 95%
Randy Neugebauer 5%
Barack Obama II 45%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 95%
State Office Name Party Rating
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 95%
Jane Harman 95%
Doc Hastings 15%
Orrin Hatch 10%
Dean Heller 25%
Jeb Hensarling 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 80%
Paul Hodes 90%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Tim Holden 85%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 95%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 85%
Johnny Isakson 25%
Steve Israel 95%
Darrell Issa 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Sam Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 80%
Walter Jones, Jr. 50%
Steve Kagen 90%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 95%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Jack Kingston 10%
Mark Kirk 55%
Ron Klein 95%
John Kline 15%
Herb Kohl 95%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 55%
Mary Landrieu 65%
Tom Latham 30%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Sandy Levin 95%
Jerry Lewis 20%
John Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 0%
Frank LoBiondo 60%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Marshall 70%
Melquiades Martinez 30%
Jim Matheson 55%
John McCain III 5%
Carolyn McCarthy 95%
Claire McCaskill 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
Jim McDermott 95%
John McHugh 60%
Mike McIntyre 85%
Buck McKeon 5%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
John Mica 10%
Mike Michaud 90%
Barbara Mikulski 90%
Candice Miller 50%
Gary Miller 5%
George Miller 95%
Jeff Miller 5%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 75%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 95%
Patrick Murphy 85%
Tim Murphy 60%
Jack Murtha 85%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 75%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 95%
Randy Neugebauer 5%
Barack Obama II 45%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 95%
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