Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 8%
Gary Ackerman 8%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 42%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 92%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 75%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 92%
George Allen 83%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 67%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 58%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 83%
Charlie Bass 67%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 8%
Melissa Bean 67%
Bob Beauprez 83%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 17%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 58%
Kit Bond 58%
Henry Bonilla 58%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 67%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 67%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 8%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 58%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 83%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 67%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 83%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 83%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 58%
Conrad Burns 58%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
Dan Burton 58%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 8%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 67%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 67%
Chris Cannon 67%
Eric Cantor 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 67%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 8%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 8%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 17%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 58%
Edward Case 17%
Mike Castle 58%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 42%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 83%
Ben Chandler III 8%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 8%
Hillary Clinton 33%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 8%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 67%
Norm Coleman 42%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 67%
Kent Conrad 25%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 42%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 92%
Robert Cramer 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 67%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 17%
Barbara Cubin 83%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 58%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 58%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 8%
Artur Davis 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 8%
Geoff Davis 83%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 58%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 17%
Thomas Davis III 58%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 33%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 67%
Norm Dicks 8%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Chris Dodd 8%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 17%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 8%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 8%
Thelma Drake 67%
David Dreier 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 83%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 58%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 75%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 8%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 17%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 83%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 58%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 67%
Barney Frank 25%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
William Frist 75%
Elton Gallegly 67%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 25%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 67%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 83%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 17%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 58%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 67%
Bart Gordon 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 58%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 67%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 25%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 17%
Judd Gregg 92%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 75%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 67%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 17%
Jane Harman 17%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 67%
Robert Hayes 58%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 67%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Thomas Holden 25%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 25%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 17%
John Nathan Hostettler 58%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Kenny Hulshof 67%
Duncan Hunter 67%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 67%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 92%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 17%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 17%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 8%
William Lewis Jenkins 67%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 92%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 17%
Nancy Johnson 42%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 75%
Tim Johnson 58%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 58%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 8%
Ric Keller 92%
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 8%
Mark Kennedy 92%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 25%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 67%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 92%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 58%
Herb Kohl 17%
James Kolbe 58%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 67%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 58%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 17%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 17%
Tom Lantos 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 17%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 58%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
James Leach 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 17%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
Jerry Lewis 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 83%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
Trent Lott, Sr. 67%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 67%
Dick Lugar 50%
Dan Lungren 75%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 8%
Connie Mack IV 75%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
Don Manzullo 58%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Jim Marshall 33%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 75%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 83%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 8%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 58%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 92%
Thaddeus McCotter 58%
James McCrery III 67%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 75%
John McHugh 42%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 67%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 75%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 8%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 67%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 67%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 67%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 75%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 25%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 17%
Jack Murtha 17%
Marilyn Musgrave 83%
Sue Myrick 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
Ben Nelson 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 83%
Robert William Ney 33%
Anne Northup 42%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 67%
James Nussle 50%
NA President Barack Obama II D 25%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 8%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Thomas William Osborne 67%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 83%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 50%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 8%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 67%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 25%
John Peterson 50%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 58%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
Todd Platts 83%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
Richard Pombo 67%
Earl Pomeroy 17%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
Deborah Pryce 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 67%
George Radanovich 67%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 17%
James Ramstad 75%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
Ralph Regula 42%
Denny Rehberg 67%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 33%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 17%
Richard Renzi 67%
Silvestre Reyes 25%
Thomas Reynolds 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 67%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 8%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 67%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 58%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 83%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 8%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
Jim Ryun 67%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 17%
Ken Salazar 33%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 8%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
Rick Santorum 83%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 42%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 8%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 8%
John Schwarz 42%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 83%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 83%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 92%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 67%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
Donald Sherwood 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 67%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 67%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 50%
Ike Skelton 33%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
Gordon Smith 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 67%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 8%
Mike Sodrel 75%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 75%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Ted Stevens 50%
Ted Strickland 8%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 92%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 33%
James Talent 50%
Tom Tancredo 92%
John Tanner 67%
Ellen Tauscher 17%
Charles Taylor 58%
Gene Taylor 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 75%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 67%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 67%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 83%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 17%
Ed Towns 8%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 8%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 67%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 25%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 92%
George Voinovich 42%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 67%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 67%
John Warner 67%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 8%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 8%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 67%
Gerald Weller 67%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 58%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 42%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 8%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 17%
Albert Wynn 17%
Bill Young 58%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 58%

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