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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 18%
Gary Ackerman 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
Rodney Alexander 36%
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 86%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Spencer Bachus 64%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 18%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 73%
Charlie Bass 73%
Max Baucus 29%
Evan Bayh 14%
Bob Beauprez 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
Bob Bennett 79%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 18%
Marion Berry 27%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 45%
Michael Bilirakis 64%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
Tim Bishop 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 18%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 73%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 64%
Kit Bond 79%
Henry Bonilla 64%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 55%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 64%
Leonard Boswell 18%
Rick Boucher 18%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 9%
Henry Brown, Jr. 55%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 86%
Ginny Brown-Waite 55%
Jim Bunning 86%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 73%
Conrad Burns 79%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 55%
Dan Burton 73%
Steve Buyer 73%
Robert Byrd 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
Dave Camp 64%
Chris Cannon 82%
Eric Cantor 73%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 27%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
Dennis Cardoza 27%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7%
Julia Carson 9%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 73%
Edward Case 18%
Mike Castle 36%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
Lincoln Chafee 36%
Saxby Chambliss 79%
Chris Chocola 55%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
Hillary Clinton 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 9%
Howard Coble 73%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 86%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 55%
Norm Coleman 79%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
Kent Conrad 14%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 18%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
Jon Corzine 7%
Jerry Costello 18%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 45%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 9%
Barbara Cubin 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Artur Davis 18%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
James Davis 9%
Jo Ann Davis 73%
Lincoln Davis 27%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
Thomas Davis III 73%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
Bill Delahunt 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
Thomas DeLay 73%
James DeMint 91%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 73%
Norm Dicks 9%
John Dingell 9%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
Elizabeth Dole 79%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 79%
John Doolittle 55%
Byron Dorgan 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 18%
David Dreier 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 55%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
Philip English 36%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Lane Evans 9%
Terry Everett 55%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 9%
Tom Feeney 82%
Russ Feingold 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
Michael Ferguson 36%
Bob Filner 18%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Mark Foley 45%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 64%
Harold Ford, Jr. 36%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Barney Frank 18%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
William Frist 79%
Elton Gallegly 55%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 91%
Jim Gerlach 55%
Jim Gibbons 64%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 64%
Phil Gingrey 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 64%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 64%
Bart Gordon 36%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 64%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 45%
Mark Green 82%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 9%
Judd Gregg 79%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 9%
Gilbert Gutknecht 73%
Charles Hagel 79%
Ralph Hall 64%
Tom Harkin 7%
Jane Harman 18%
Katherine Harris 64%
Melissa Hart 55%
J. Dennis Hastert 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
Doc Hastings 64%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 86%
Robert Hayes 55%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 82%
Joel Hefley 82%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 73%

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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