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Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 69%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 65%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 13%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 76%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 6%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 71%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 6%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 35%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 65%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 71%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 6%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 47%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 65%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 71%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 65%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 59%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 71%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 18%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 76%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 81%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 71%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 38%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 65%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 71%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 31%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 76%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 71%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 29%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 65%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 69%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 65%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 6%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 53%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 53%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 71%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 71%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 71%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 53%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 59%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 65%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 59%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 24%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 6%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 24%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 94%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 71%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 59%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 71%

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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