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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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%
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 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%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 65%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 69%
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%

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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