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Rating Group: Freedom Democrats

2005-2006 Positions on Economic Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 13%
Gary Ackerman 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Todd Akin 68%
Rodney Alexander 15%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 30%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 18%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 35%
Charlie Bass 80%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Beauprez 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 15%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 45%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Henry Bonilla 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 18%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 18%
Dan Boren 15%
Leonard Boswell 8%
Rick Boucher 8%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 13%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 23%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 33%
Dan Burton 48%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
Steve Buyer 38%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
Chris Cannon 40%
Eric Cantor 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
Dennis Cardoza 15%
Russ Carnahan 13%
Julia Carson 20%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
Edward Case 8%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Chris Chocola 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 55%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
Jerry Costello 20%
Robert Cramer 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
Barbara Cubin 45%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
Artur Davis 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
Geoff Davis 25%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 40%
Lincoln Davis 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15%
Thomas Davis III 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 78%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
Bill Delahunt 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 23%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
Norm Dicks 8%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 28%
John Doolittle 15%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 5%
Thelma Drake 20%
David Dreier 18%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
Chet Edwards 10%
Vern Ehlers 35%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
Philip English 18%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
Bob Etheridge 8%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 45%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Tom Feeney 85%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 13%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Mark Foley 20%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 43%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 13%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 68%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 40%
Barney Frank 30%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
Elton Gallegly 15%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 15%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
Paul Gillmor 25%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 13%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 23%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 18%
Bart Gordon 15%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 8%
Mark Green 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 18%
Jane Harman 13%
Katherine Harris 75%
Melissa Hart 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 15%
Robert Hayes 15%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Joel Hefley 88%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 45%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 13%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 10%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 23%
Thomas Holden 10%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
Darlene Hooley 13%
John Nathan Hostettler 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
Kenny Hulshof 18%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Henry Hyde 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 30%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 18%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
William Jefferson 5%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
Nancy Johnson 10%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 53%
Tim Johnson 40%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
Paul Kanjorski 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%

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.

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