Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 94%
James DeMint 94%
Jon Kyl 94%
John Shadegg 94%
George Allen 88%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 88%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 88%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 88%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 88%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 88%
Todd Akin 82%
J. Gresham Barrett 82%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 82%
Chris Chocola 82%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 82%
Marilyn Musgrave 82%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 82%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 82%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 82%
Wayne Allard 81%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 81%
John Ensign 81%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 81%
John Sununu 81%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 76%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 76%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 76%
Chris Cannon 76%
Eric Cantor 76%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 76%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 76%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 76%
Thelma Drake 76%
Philip English 76%
Tom Feeney 76%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 76%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 76%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 76%
Wally Herger, Jr. 76%
Pete Hoekstra 76%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 76%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 76%
Mark Kennedy 76%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 76%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 76%
John Kuhl, Jr. 76%
John Linder 76%
Dan Lungren 76%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 76%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 76%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 76%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 76%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 76%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 76%
James Nussle 76%
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%
Thomas Reynolds 76%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 76%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 76%
Jim Ryun 76%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 76%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 76%
Mike Sodrel 76%
Cliff Stearns 76%
David Weldon 76%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 76%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 76%
Bill Young 76%
Jim Bunning 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 75%
Larry Craig 75%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
William Frist 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
Judd Gregg 75%
Kay Hutchison 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 75%
Melquiades Martinez 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 75%
John Warner 75%
Rodney Alexander 71%
Bob Beauprez 71%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 71%
Henry Bonilla 71%
Mary Bono Mack 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
Dan Burton 71%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 71%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 71%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 71%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 71%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 71%
Geoff Davis 71%
Thomas DeLay 71%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 71%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
David Dreier 71%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 71%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 71%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 71%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 71%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 71%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
Mark Green 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
Katherine Harris 71%
Melissa Hart 71%
Robert Hayes 71%
John Nathan Hostettler 71%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 71%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 71%
Ric Keller 71%
Joseph Knollenberg 71%
James Kolbe 71%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 71%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 71%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 71%
Don Manzullo 71%
James McCrery III 71%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 71%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 71%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 71%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 71%
Sue Myrick 71%
Anne Northup 71%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 71%
John Peterson 71%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 71%
Jon Porter, Sr. 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 71%
George Radanovich 71%
Richard Renzi 71%
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%
Donald Sherwood 71%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 71%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 71%
Mark Souder 71%
Tom Tancredo 71%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 71%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 71%
Gerald Weller 71%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 71%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 69%
Bob Bennett 69%
Kit Bond 69%
Conrad Burns 69%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 69%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 69%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 69%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 69%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 69%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 69%
Ted Stevens 69%
James Talent 69%
Craig Thomas 69%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 69%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 65%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 65%
Richard Hugh Baker 65%
Roscoe Bartlett 65%
Judy Biggert 65%
Michael Bilirakis 65%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 65%
Steve Buyer 65%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 65%
Jo Ann Davis 65%
Thomas Davis III 65%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
Terry Everett 65%
Michael Ferguson 65%
Elton Gallegly 65%
Jim Gibbons 65%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 65%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 65%
Joel Hefley 65%
Kenny Hulshof 65%
Henry Hyde 65%
Sue Kelly 65%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 65%
Connie Mack IV 65%
Thaddeus McCotter 65%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 65%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 65%
Thomas William Osborne 65%
Michael Oxley 65%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 65%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 65%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 65%
John Sullivan 65%
John Sweeney 65%
William Thomas 65%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 65%
Zach Wamp 65%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 65%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 65%
Dick Lugar 63%
Rick Santorum 63%
George Voinovich 63%
Charlie Bass 59%
Mike Castle 59%
Barbara Cubin 59%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 59%
John Doolittle 59%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Mark Foley 59%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 59%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 59%
Wayne Gilchrest 59%
Paul Gillmor 59%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 59%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 59%
Duncan Hunter 59%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 59%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 59%
John McHugh 59%
Ron Paul 59%
Todd Platts 59%
Richard Pombo 59%
Deborah Pryce 59%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 59%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 59%
Charles Taylor 59%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 59%
James Walsh 59%
Heather Wilson 59%
Gordon Smith 56%
Dan Boren 53%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 53%
Ginny Brown-Waite 53%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 53%
Robert Cramer 53%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 53%
J. Dennis Hastert 53%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Nancy Johnson 53%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 53%
Steve LaTourette 53%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 53%
Robert William Ney 53%
James Ramstad 53%
Jim Saxton 53%
John Schwarz 53%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 53%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 53%
Norm Coleman 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
Lincoln Davis 47%
Tim Johnson 47%
Ray LaHood 47%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 47%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 47%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 47%
Christopher Shays 47%
W. Curtis Weldon 47%
Ben Nelson 44%
Arlen Specter 44%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 41%
Melissa Bean 41%
Sherwood Boehlert 41%
Chet Edwards 41%
Bart Gordon 41%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 41%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 41%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 41%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 41%
John Tanner 41%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 38%
Marion Berry 35%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
Dennis Cardoza 35%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 35%
Thomas Holden 35%
James Leach 35%
Jim Marshall 35%
Mike Ross 35%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 35%
Ike Skelton 35%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 31%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
Rick Boucher 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 29%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 29%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 29%
Artur Davis 29%
Harold Ford, Jr. 29%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 29%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 29%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 29%
Dennis Moore 29%
Jack Murtha 29%
Earl Pomeroy 29%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 29%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
Gene Taylor 29%
Ed Towns 29%
Albert Wynn 29%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 25%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 25%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Brian Baird 24%
Shelley Berkley 24%
Edward Case 24%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Jerry Costello 24%
Norm Dicks 24%
Jane Harman 24%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 24%
Darlene Hooley 24%
William Jefferson 24%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 24%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 24%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 24%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 24%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 24%
Silvestre Reyes 24%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 24%
Vic Snyder 24%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 24%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 24%
David Wu 24%
Blanche Lincoln 19%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 19%
Howard Berman 18%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 18%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 18%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 18%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 18%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 18%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 18%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 18%
Bob Filner 18%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 18%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 18%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
Paul Kanjorski 18%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 18%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 18%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 18%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 18%
Michael McNulty 18%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 18%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 18%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 18%
John Spratt, Jr. 18%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 18%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 18%
Diane Watson 18%
Max Baucus 13%
Evan Bayh 13%
Kent Conrad 13%
Russ Feingold 13%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
James Merrill Jeffords 13%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 13%
Ken Salazar 13%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 13%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 12%
Thomas Allen 12%
Rob Andrews 12%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 12%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 12%
Leonard Boswell 12%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 12%
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%
Russ Carnahan 12%
Julia Carson 12%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 12%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 12%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 12%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 12%
Bill Delahunt 12%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 12%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 12%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 12%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 12%
Bob Etheridge 12%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 12%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 12%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 12%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 12%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 12%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 12%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 12%
Patrick Kennedy 12%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Tom Lantos 12%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 12%
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%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 12%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 12%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 12%
Martin Meehan 12%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
Alan Mollohan 12%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 12%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 12%
Dave Obey 12%
Major Owens 12%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 12%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 12%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 12%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 12%
Hilda Solis 12%
Ted Strickland 12%
Bart Stupak 12%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 12%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 12%
Anthony Weiner 12%
Robert Wexler 12%
Lynn Woolsey 12%
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 6%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 6%
Robert Byrd 6%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 6%
James Davis 6%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 6%
Chris Dodd 6%
Lane Evans 6%
Barney Frank 6%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 6%
Daniel Inouye 6%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 6%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 6%
Dale Kildee 6%
Herb Kohl 6%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 6%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 6%
Joe Lieberman 6%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 6%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 6%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 6%
Brad Miller 6%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 6%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 6%
NA President Barack Obama II D 6%
Jim Oberstar 6%
John Olver 6%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 6%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 6%
Donald Payne 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 6%
Steve Rothman 6%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 6%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 6%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 6%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 6%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 6%
Pete Stark 6%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 6%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 6%
Mel Watt 6%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 6%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%

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