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Rating Group: Freedom Democrats

2005-2006 Positions on Social Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 53%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 87%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 77%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 87%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 17%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 20%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 17%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 37%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 17%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 17%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 63%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 27%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 97%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 37%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 17%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 37%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 87%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 63%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 73%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 73%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 87%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 27%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 27%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 23%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 17%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 60%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 47%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 57%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 13%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%

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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