Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 82%
Rodney Alexander 71%
Wayne Allard 81%
George Allen 88%
Thomas Allen 12%
Rob Andrews 12%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
Spencer Bachus 65%
Brian Baird 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 65%
J. Gresham Barrett 82%
John Barrow 41%
Roscoe Bartlett 65%
Charlie Bass 59%
Max Baucus 13%
Evan Bayh 13%
Melissa Bean 41%
Bob Beauprez 71%
Bob Bennett 69%
Shelley Berkley 24%
Howard Berman 18%
Marion Berry 35%
Judy Biggert 65%
Michael Bilirakis 65%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Tim Bishop 12%
Sherwood Boehlert 41%
Kit Bond 69%
Henry Bonilla 71%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 71%
Dan Boren 53%
Leonard Boswell 12%
Rick Boucher 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 29%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
Ginny Brown-Waite 53%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 69%
Dan Burton 71%
Steve Buyer 65%
Robert Byrd 6%
Dave Camp 71%
Chris Cannon 76%
Eric Cantor 76%
Dennis Cardoza 35%
Russ Carnahan 12%
Julia Carson 12%
Edward Case 24%
Mike Castle 59%
Linc Chafee 25%
Saxby Chambliss 75%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Chris Chocola 82%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 53%
Thomas Coburn 94%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 13%
Jerry Costello 24%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 53%
Barbara Cubin 59%
Artur Davis 29%
Geoff Davis 71%
James Davis 6%
Jo Ann Davis 65%
Lincoln Davis 47%
Thomas Davis III 65%
Bill Delahunt 12%
Thomas DeLay 71%
James DeMint 94%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Norm Dicks 24%
John Dingell 12%
Chris Dodd 6%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 69%
John Doolittle 59%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 76%
David Dreier 71%
Chet Edwards 41%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
Philip English 76%
John Ensign 81%
Bob Etheridge 12%
Lane Evans 6%
Terry Everett 65%
Tom Feeney 76%
Russ Feingold 13%
Michael Ferguson 65%
Bob Filner 18%
Mark Foley 59%
Harold Ford, Jr. 29%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
Barney Frank 6%
William Frist 75%
Elton Gallegly 65%
Jim Gerlach 59%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 59%
Paul Gillmor 59%
Phil Gingrey 71%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 59%
Bart Gordon 41%
Mark Green 71%
Judd Gregg 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
Charles Hagel 88%
Ralph Hall 59%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 24%
Katherine Harris 71%
Melissa Hart 71%
J. Dennis Hastert 53%
Doc Hastings 65%
Robert Hayes 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 76%
Joel Hefley 65%
Wally Herger, Jr. 76%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 29%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Pete Hoekstra 76%
Thomas Holden 35%
Rush Holt, Jr. 12%
Darlene Hooley 24%
John Nathan Hostettler 71%
Kenny Hulshof 65%
Duncan Hunter 59%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 65%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 76%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 76%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 24%
James Merrill Jeffords 13%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Nancy Johnson 53%
Tim Johnson 47%
Timothy Johnson 6%
Paul Kanjorski 18%
Ric Keller 71%
Sue Kelly 65%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 76%
Patrick Kennedy 12%
Dale Kildee 6%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Jack Kingston 65%
Joseph Knollenberg 71%
Herb Kohl 6%
James Kolbe 71%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
John Kuhl, Jr. 76%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 47%
Mary Landrieu 38%
Tom Lantos 12%
Tom Latham 71%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 35%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 71%
Joe Lieberman 6%
Blanche Lincoln 19%
John Linder 76%
Trent Lott, Sr. 75%
Dick Lugar 63%
Dan Lungren 76%
Connie Mack IV 65%
Don Manzullo 71%
Jim Marshall 35%
Melquiades Martinez 75%
Jim Matheson 53%
Carolyn McCarthy 18%
Thaddeus McCotter 65%
James McCrery III 71%
John McHugh 59%
Mike McIntyre 29%
Buck McKeon 71%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 12%
Michael McNulty 18%
Martin Meehan 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 18%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 41%
Mike Michaud 24%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
Gary Miller 76%
George Miller 6%
Brad Miller 6%
Alan Mollohan 12%
Dennis Moore 29%
Jim Moran, Jr. 24%
Jack Murtha 29%
Marilyn Musgrave 82%
Sue Myrick 71%
Ben Nelson 44%
Robert William Ney 53%
Anne Northup 71%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 47%
James Nussle 76%
Jim Oberstar 6%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 6%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 24%
Thomas William Osborne 65%
Major Owens 12%
Michael Oxley 65%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 59%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 71%
Tom Petri 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 71%
Todd Platts 59%
Richard Pombo 59%
Earl Pomeroy 29%
Jon Porter, Sr. 71%
Deborah Pryce 59%
Mark Pryor 13%
George Radanovich 71%
Nick Rahall II 24%
James Ramstad 53%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Richard Renzi 71%
Silvestre Reyes 24%
Thomas Reynolds 76%
Jay Rockefeller IV 6%
Mike Rogers 76%
Mike Ross 35%
Steve Rothman 6%
Jim Ryun 76%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
John Salazar 35%
Ken Salazar 13%
Rick Santorum 63%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 53%
Allyson Schwartz 6%
John Schwarz 53%
John Shadegg 94%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 59%
Christopher Shays 47%
Donald Sherwood 71%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 41%
Ike Skelton 35%
Gordon Smith 56%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Vic Snyder 24%
Mike Sodrel 76%
Hilda Solis 12%
Mark Souder 71%
Arlen Specter 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 18%
Pete Stark 6%
Cliff Stearns 76%
Ted Stevens 69%
Ted Strickland 12%
Bart Stupak 12%
John Sullivan 65%
John Sununu 81%
John Sweeney 65%
James Talent 69%
Tom Tancredo 71%
John Tanner 41%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
Charles Taylor 59%
Gene Taylor 29%
Lee Terry 71%
Craig Thomas 69%
William Thomas 65%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
John Tierney 6%
Ed Towns 29%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 6%
Mark Udall 24%
George Voinovich 63%
James Walsh 59%
Zach Wamp 65%
John Warner 75%
Diane Watson 18%
Mel Watt 6%
Henry Waxman 6%
Anthony Weiner 12%
David Weldon 76%
W. Curtis Weldon 47%
Gerald Weller 71%
Robert Wexler 12%
Heather Wilson 59%
Frank Wolf 53%
Lynn Woolsey 12%
David Wu 24%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 76%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 6%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 12%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 6%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 18%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 12%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 25%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 12%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 12%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 12%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 29%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 6%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 18%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 18%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 29%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 35%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 12%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 59%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 18%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 12%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 6%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 12%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 12%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 18%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 12%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 18%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 12%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 12%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 12%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 6%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 12%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 24%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 41%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 18%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 12%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 18%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 12%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 6%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 18%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 29%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 12%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 6%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 6%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 18%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 18%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 6%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 12%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 12%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 12%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 12%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 6%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 12%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 24%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 12%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 6%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 12%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 6%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 19%
NA President Barack Obama II D 6%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 6%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 6%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 12%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 12%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 6%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 29%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 12%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 24%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 6%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 6%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 6%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 47%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 6%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 12%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 18%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 24%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 12%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 18%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 18%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 12%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 13%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 12%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 47%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 65%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 69%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 82%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 71%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 76%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 71%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 76%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 65%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 53%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 76%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 81%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 76%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 88%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 71%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 65%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 71%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 76%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 69%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 76%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 31%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 76%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 71%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 71%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 65%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 69%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 53%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 71%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 71%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 71%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 71%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 59%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 71%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 76%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 76%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 65%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 69%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 88%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 81%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 71%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 71%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 82%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 53%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 59%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 76%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 59%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 76%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 71%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 76%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 76%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 75%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 71%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 71%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 76%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 65%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 65%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 76%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 69%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 71%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 76%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 71%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 82%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 65%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 82%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 76%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 76%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 76%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 71%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 59%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 71%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 71%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 71%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 65%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 82%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 76%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 88%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 76%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 69%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 71%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 76%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 65%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 41%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 69%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 65%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 59%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 53%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 88%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 71%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 76%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 65%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 76%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 65%

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