Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Freedom Democrats

2005-2006 Positions on Economic Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 18%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 20%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 15%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 78%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 13%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 10%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 15%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 78%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 35%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 23%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 13%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 68%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 45%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 55%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 63%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 13%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 55%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 28%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 15%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 18%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 18%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 15%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 23%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 10%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 38%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 68%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 28%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 43%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 13%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 18%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 13%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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 issues 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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

Skip to top
Back to top