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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ric Keller 71%
Sue Kelly 65%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 76%
Patrick Kennedy 12%
Dale Kildee 6%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Joseph Knollenberg 71%
Herb Kohl 6%
James Kolbe 71%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
John Kuhl, Jr. 76%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 47%
Tom Lantos 12%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 35%
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%
Thaddeus McCotter 65%
James McCrery III 71%
John McHugh 59%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 12%
Michael McNulty 18%
Martin Meehan 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 18%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 41%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
Brad Miller 6%
Alan Mollohan 12%
Dennis Moore 29%
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%
Ron Paul 59%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 71%
Todd Platts 59%
Richard Pombo 59%
Earl Pomeroy 29%
Jon Porter, Sr. 71%
Deborah Pryce 59%
George Radanovich 71%
James Ramstad 53%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Richard Renzi 71%
Silvestre Reyes 24%
Thomas Reynolds 76%
Mike Ross 35%
Steve Rothman 6%
Jim Ryun 76%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Ken Salazar 13%
Rick Santorum 63%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 53%
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%
Craig Thomas 69%
William Thomas 65%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
Ed Towns 29%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 6%
George Voinovich 63%
James Walsh 59%
Zach Wamp 65%
John Warner 75%
Diane Watson 18%
Mel Watt 6%
Anthony Weiner 12%
David Weldon 76%
W. Curtis Weldon 47%
Gerald Weller 71%
Robert Wexler 12%
Heather Wilson 59%
Lynn Woolsey 12%
David Wu 24%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 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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