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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 6%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 69%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 69%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 76%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 19%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 81%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 59%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 31%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 69%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 65%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 12%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 6%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 69%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 69%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 6%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 6%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 65%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 65%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 6%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 12%
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 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
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. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
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%
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 13 David Scott Democratic 47%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 76%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 71%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 65%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch 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%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 65%
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%
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. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
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 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 71%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 71%
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%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 59%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel 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, Working Families 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. 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%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
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 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 71%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 18%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 76%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 71%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 29%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 41%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 76%

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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