Rating Group: Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)

2014 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 30%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 5%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 60%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 5%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 95%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 70%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 85%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 15%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 90%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 70%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 5%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 15%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 5%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 5%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 5%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 60%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 15%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House - 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 60%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 30%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 15%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 70%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 5%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 40%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 50%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 10%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 5%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 0%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 95%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 55%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 10%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 75%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 55%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 90%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 90%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 90%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 40%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 85%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao R 10%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 60%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 95%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 80%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 90%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 75%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 60%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 95%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 80%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 85%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 85%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 95%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 85%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 60%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 5%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 95%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 90%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 85%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 5%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 70%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 85%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 15%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 90%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 90%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 85%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 80%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 85%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 90%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 70%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 5%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 15%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 0%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 5%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 85%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 70%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 85%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 70%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 90%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 5%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 5%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 90%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 75%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 60%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 90%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 15%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 15%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth D 70%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 40%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly D 90%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 80%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 95%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 95%
IL U.S. House - 10 Brad Schneider D 60%
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