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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 71%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 6%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 18%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 76%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 6%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 69%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 69%
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. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 88%
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 4 Ralph Hall Republican 59%
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%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 12%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 71%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 53%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 6%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 71%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 76%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 24%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 53%
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%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 65%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 71%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 6%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 59%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 12%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 29%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 71%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 6%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 65%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 24%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 69%
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%
Brian Baird 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 65%
J. Gresham Barrett 82%
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%
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%
Chris Cannon 76%
Eric Cantor 76%
Dennis Cardoza 35%
Russ Carnahan 12%
Julia Carson 12%
Edward Case 24%
Mike Castle 59%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Chris Chocola 82%
Hillary Clinton 0%
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%
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 Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 59%
Paul Gillmor 59%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 59%
Bart Gordon 41%
Mark Green 71%
Judd Gregg 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
Jane Harman 24%
Katherine Harris 71%
Melissa Hart 71%
J. Dennis Hastert 53%
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%
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%
Paul Kanjorski 18%

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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