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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Freedom Democrats

2005-2006 Positions on Economic Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Ron Paul 98%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 90%
John Shadegg 90%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
Joel Hefley 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
Chris Chocola 85%
Tom Feeney 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 85%
Tom Tancredo 85%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 83%
Charlie Bass 80%
Melissa Bean 80%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
Jim Gibbons 78%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 78%
Sue Myrick 78%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 78%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
Mark Green 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Katherine Harris 75%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 75%
John Linder 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
James Ramstad 75%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 75%
Cliff Stearns 73%
Bob Beauprez 70%
Marilyn Musgrave 70%
Todd Akin 68%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 68%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 68%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 68%
Mark Kennedy 65%
John Sullivan 65%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 60%
Ric Keller 58%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 55%
Dan Lungren 55%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 53%
Connie Mack IV 53%
Dan Burton 48%
Michael Bilirakis 45%
Barbara Cubin 45%
Terry Everett 45%
Wally Herger, Jr. 45%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 45%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 43%
Harold Ford, Jr. 43%
John Tanner 43%
Chris Cannon 40%
Jo Ann Davis 40%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
Tim Johnson 40%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 40%
Gene Taylor 40%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 38%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
Steve Buyer 38%
Ron Lewis 38%
Jim Ryun 38%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 38%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 35%
Vern Ehlers 35%
Don Manzullo 35%
Todd Platts 35%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 35%
Judy Biggert 33%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 33%
Mike Castle 33%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Rob Andrews 30%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
Barney Frank 30%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 30%
James Leach 30%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%
George Radanovich 30%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 28%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
Eric Cantor 25%
Geoff Davis 25%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Melissa Hart 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 25%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 25%
Dennis Moore 25%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 23%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 23%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 23%
Pete Hoekstra 23%
Sue Kelly 23%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 23%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 23%
James Kolbe 23%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 23%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 23%
Christopher Shays 23%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 23%
Charles Taylor 23%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Julia Carson 20%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 20%
Jerry Costello 20%
Lincoln Davis 20%
Thelma Drake 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 20%
Mark Foley 20%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
John McHugh 20%
Robert William Ney 20%
Anne Northup 20%
Richard Pombo 20%
Deborah Pryce 20%
Jim Saxton 20%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 20%
Mike Sodrel 20%
Mark Souder 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 20%
Zach Wamp 20%
Bill Young 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 18%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Mary Bono Mack 18%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 18%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 18%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 18%
Thomas Davis III 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
David Dreier 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
Philip English 18%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 18%
Kenny Hulshof 18%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 18%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 18%
Jim Marshall 18%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 18%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 18%

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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