Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 79%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 45%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 93%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 45%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 64%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 64%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 21%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 64%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 57%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 9%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 9%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 27%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 9%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 9%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 18%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 9%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 18%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 64%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 9%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 55%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 9%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 73%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 9%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 18%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 9%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 82%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 9%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 55%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 9%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 9%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 91%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 64%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 9%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 18%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 9%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 7%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 14%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 55%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 9%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 64%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 18%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 73%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 55%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 64%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 79%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 64%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 73%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 27%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 18%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 64%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 27%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 82%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 18%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 79%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 7%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 55%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 64%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 45%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 82%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 55%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 9%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 9%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 18%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 73%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 18%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 9%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 82%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 79%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 64%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 86%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 86%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 45%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 64%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 21%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 64%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 9%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 18%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 18%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 27%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 9%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 9%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 18%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 9%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 9%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 18%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 57%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 27%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 21%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 7%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 64%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 64%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 55%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 18%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 64%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 9%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 18%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 64%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 9%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 27%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 7%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 73%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 18%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 45%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 55%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 55%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 82%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 9%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 73%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 27%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 82%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 64%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 9%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 36%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 91%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 55%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 9%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 9%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 64%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 7%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 9%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 45%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 18%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 27%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 9%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 9%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 18%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 9%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 9%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 9%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 9%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 9%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 9%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 18%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 55%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 91%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 64%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 18%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 55%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 55%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 18%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 79%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 86%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 55%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 55%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 55%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 18%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 18%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 9%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 9%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 55%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 55%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 18%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 73%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 55%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 7%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 9%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 36%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 86%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 64%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 9%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 7%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 79%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 82%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 18%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 82%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 93%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 82%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 64%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 73%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 73%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 91%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 73%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 64%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 64%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 18%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 9%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 57%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 64%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 73%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 9%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 9%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 73%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 73%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 27%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 86%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 73%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 36%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 9%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 64%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 64%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 18%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 27%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 64%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 18%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 27%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 18%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 18%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 91%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 18%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 91%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 82%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 7%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 55%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 18%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 93%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 36%
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 86%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Charlie Bass 73%
Max Baucus 29%
Evan Bayh 14%
Bob Beauprez 82%
Bob Bennett 79%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 18%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 45%
Michael Bilirakis 64%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 79%
Henry Bonilla 64%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 55%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Leonard Boswell 18%
Rick Boucher 18%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
Henry Brown, Jr. 55%
Ginny Brown-Waite 55%
Jim Bunning 86%
Conrad Burns 79%
Dan Burton 73%
Steve Buyer 73%
Robert Byrd 14%
Chris Cannon 82%
Eric Cantor 73%
Dennis Cardoza 27%
Julia Carson 9%
Edward Case 18%
Mike Castle 36%
Chris Chocola 55%
Hillary Clinton 7%
Norm Coleman 79%
Kent Conrad 14%
Jon Corzine 7%
Jerry Costello 18%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 45%
Barbara Cubin 55%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Artur Davis 18%
James Davis 9%
Jo Ann Davis 73%
Lincoln Davis 27%
Thomas Davis III 73%
Bill Delahunt 18%
Thomas DeLay 73%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 9%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 79%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 79%
John Doolittle 55%
Byron Dorgan 14%
David Dreier 73%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
Philip English 36%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Lane Evans 9%
Terry Everett 55%
Tom Feeney 82%
Russ Feingold 7%
Michael Ferguson 36%
Bob Filner 18%
Mark Foley 45%
Harold Ford, Jr. 36%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Barney Frank 18%
William Frist 79%
Elton Gallegly 55%
Jim Gibbons 64%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 64%
Bart Gordon 36%
Mark Green 82%
Judd Gregg 79%
Gilbert Gutknecht 73%
Jane Harman 18%
Katherine Harris 64%
Melissa Hart 55%
J. Dennis Hastert 75%
Robert Hayes 55%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 82%
Joel Hefley 82%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
David Lee Hobson 55%
Pete Hoekstra 73%
Thomas Holden 36%
Darlene Hooley 18%
John Nathan Hostettler 64%
Kenny Hulshof 64%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Kay Hutchison 79%
Henry Hyde 64%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9%
William Jefferson 9%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
William Lewis Jenkins 73%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Tim Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 9%
Ric Keller 64%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 64%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 55%
Herb Kohl 21%
James Kolbe 55%
Dennis Kucinich 18%
Jon Kyl 93%
Ray LaHood 36%
Tom Lantos 9%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
James Leach 18%
Jerry Lewis 55%
Ron Lewis 64%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Blanche Lincoln 36%
John Linder 82%
Trent Lott, Sr. 93%
Dick Lugar 71%
Don Manzullo 82%
Jim Marshall 18%
Robert Matsui 9%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
James McCrery III 55%
John McHugh 36%
Michael McNulty 9%
Martin Meehan 18%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 9%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 9%
Brad Miller 9%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 18%
Jack Murtha 18%
Marilyn Musgrave 82%
Sue Myrick 64%
Ben Nelson 43%
Robert William Ney 45%
Anne Northup 55%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
James Nussle 64%
Jim Oberstar 18%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 18%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 18%
Thomas William Osborne 64%
Major Owens 9%
Michael Oxley 64%
Ron Paul 73%
Donald Payne 9%
John Peterson 64%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 45%
Todd Platts 45%
Richard Pombo 73%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
Jon Porter, Sr. 55%
Deborah Pryce 55%
George Radanovich 64%
James Ramstad 64%
Ralph Regula 55%
Denny Rehberg 64%
Richard Renzi 55%
Silvestre Reyes 9%
Thomas Reynolds 55%
Mike Ross 27%
Steve Rothman 18%
Jim Ryun 82%
Martin Olav Sabo 9%
Rick Santorum 86%
Paul Sarbanes 14%
Jim Saxton 36%
John Shadegg 91%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 55%
Christopher Shays 73%
Donald Sherwood 64%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 36%
Ike Skelton 27%
Gordon Smith 79%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 9%
Hilda Solis 9%
Mark Souder 55%
Arlen Specter 79%
John Spratt, Jr. 18%
Pete Stark 18%
Cliff Stearns 82%
Ted Stevens 79%
Ted Strickland 18%
Bart Stupak 18%
John Sullivan 64%
John Sununu 86%
John Sweeney 55%
James Talent 79%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 36%
Ellen Tauscher 9%
Charles Taylor 73%
Gene Taylor 64%
Craig Thomas 86%
William Thomas 55%
Todd Tiahrt 55%
Ed Towns 9%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
George Voinovich 86%
James Walsh 55%
Zach Wamp 73%
John Warner 79%
Diane Watson 18%
Mel Watt 9%
Anthony Weiner 9%
David Weldon 64%
W. Curtis Weldon 45%
Gerald Weller 73%
Robert Wexler 18%
Heather Wilson 55%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
David Wu 18%
Albert Wynn 18%
Bill Young 55%

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