Rating Group: Freedom Democrats

2005-2006 Positions on Economic Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 18%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 18%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 18%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 15%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 15%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 88%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 10%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 15%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 18%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 13%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 13%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 15%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 13%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 18%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 13%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 40%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 18%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 13%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 15%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 58%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 13%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 15%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 18%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 78%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 30%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 15%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 20%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 18%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 15%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 78%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 15%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 28%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 13%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 8%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 30%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 13%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 23%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 13%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 8%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 63%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 40%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 10%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 78%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 13%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 10%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 75%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 15%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 78%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 23%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 15%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 18%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 13%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 15%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 13%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 35%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 13%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 23%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 30%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 13%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 68%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 18%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 10%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 13%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 18%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 15%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 13%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 25%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 5%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 13%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 10%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 18%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 45%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 18%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 20%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 15%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 10%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 13%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 15%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 23%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 40%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 55%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 13%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 63%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 13%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 55%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 75%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 28%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 93%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 15%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 28%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 18%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 13%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 10%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 10%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 18%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 18%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 13%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 13%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 15%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 18%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 10%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 38%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 13%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 15%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 18%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 15%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 15%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 8%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 15%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 20%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 30%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 8%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 23%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 80%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 10%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 10%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 38%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 78%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 68%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 88%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 40%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 68%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 53%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 18%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 93%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 35%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 18%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 38%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 8%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 18%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 13%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 35%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 10%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 63%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 23%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 33%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 18%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 68%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 28%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 43%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 13%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 18%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 13%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 8%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 15%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 15%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 20%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 15%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 83%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 18%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 13%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 93%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 85%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 10%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 15%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Todd Akin 68%
Rodney Alexander 15%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 30%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Charlie Bass 80%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Beauprez 70%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 15%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 45%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
Henry Bonilla 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 18%
Dan Boren 15%
Leonard Boswell 8%
Rick Boucher 8%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
Henry Brown, Jr. 23%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
Dan Burton 48%
Steve Buyer 38%
Chris Cannon 40%
Eric Cantor 25%
Dennis Cardoza 15%
Russ Carnahan 13%
Julia Carson 20%
Edward Case 8%
Mike Castle 33%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Chris Chocola 85%
Jerry Costello 20%
Robert Cramer 8%
Barbara Cubin 45%
Artur Davis 10%
Geoff Davis 25%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 40%
Lincoln Davis 20%
Thomas Davis III 18%
Bill Delahunt 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 8%
John Doolittle 15%
Thelma Drake 20%
David Dreier 18%
Chet Edwards 10%
Vern Ehlers 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
Philip English 18%
Bob Etheridge 8%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 45%
Tom Feeney 85%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 13%
Mark Foley 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 43%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 68%
Barney Frank 30%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 13%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 23%
Bart Gordon 15%
Mark Green 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Jane Harman 13%
Katherine Harris 75%
Melissa Hart 25%
Robert Hayes 15%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Joel Hefley 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 45%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 13%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 23%
Thomas Holden 10%
Darlene Hooley 13%
John Nathan Hostettler 40%
Kenny Hulshof 18%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Henry Hyde 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 18%
William Jefferson 5%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
Nancy Johnson 10%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 13%
Ric Keller 58%
Sue Kelly 23%
Mark Kennedy 65%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
Dale Kildee 15%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 15%
James Kolbe 23%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
John Kuhl, Jr. 13%
Ray LaHood 13%
Tom Lantos 10%
Steve LaTourette 13%
James Leach 30%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 38%
John Linder 75%
Dan Lungren 55%
Connie Mack IV 53%
Don Manzullo 35%
Jim Marshall 18%
Thaddeus McCotter 25%
James McCrery III 15%
John McHugh 20%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 18%
Michael McNulty 15%
Martin Meehan 18%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 10%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 10%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 10%
Brad Miller 5%
Alan Mollohan 15%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jack Murtha 3%
Marilyn Musgrave 70%
Sue Myrick 78%
Robert William Ney 20%
Anne Northup 20%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
James Nussle 18%
Jim Oberstar 5%
Dave Obey 15%
John Olver 13%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 3%
Thomas William Osborne 13%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ron Paul 98%
Donald Payne 10%
John Peterson 13%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 13%
Todd Platts 35%
Richard Pombo 20%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%
Deborah Pryce 20%
George Radanovich 30%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 10%
Denny Rehberg 13%
Richard Renzi 18%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Thomas Reynolds 15%
Mike Ross 5%
Steve Rothman 10%
Jim Ryun 38%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Jim Saxton 20%
John Schwarz 5%
John Shadegg 90%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 18%
Christopher Shays 23%
Donald Sherwood 13%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 18%
Ike Skelton 13%
Vic Snyder 13%
Mike Sodrel 20%
Hilda Solis 18%
Mark Souder 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 8%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 73%
Ted Strickland 10%
Bart Stupak 8%
John Sullivan 65%
John Sweeney 18%
Tom Tancredo 85%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 13%
Charles Taylor 23%
Gene Taylor 40%
William Thomas 10%
Todd Tiahrt 10%
Ed Towns 15%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 13%
James Walsh 15%
Zach Wamp 20%
Diane Watson 15%
Mel Watt 13%
Anthony Weiner 15%
David Weldon 15%
W. Curtis Weldon 18%
Gerald Weller 13%
Robert Wexler 8%
Heather Wilson 15%
Lynn Woolsey 13%
David Wu 8%
Albert Wynn 10%
Bill Young 20%

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