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Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
Gary Ackerman 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 42%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 92%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 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 Republican 67%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 58%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
Charlie Bass 67%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 8%
Melissa Bean 67%
Bob Beauprez 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 17%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 58%
Kit Bond 58%
Henry Bonilla 58%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 67%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 67%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 8%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 58%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 83%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 83%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 58%
Conrad Burns 58%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
Dan Burton 58%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 8%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 67%
Chris Cannon 67%
Eric Cantor 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 58%
Edward Case 17%
Mike Castle 58%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 42%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 83%
Ben Chandler III 8%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
Hillary Clinton 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 67%
Norm Coleman 42%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 67%
Kent Conrad 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 92%
Robert Cramer 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 67%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
Barbara Cubin 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
Artur Davis 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
Geoff Davis 83%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 58%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
Thomas Davis III 58%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 67%
Norm Dicks 8%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 8%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 17%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 8%
Thelma Drake 67%
David Dreier 67%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 58%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 17%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 83%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 58%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 67%
Barney Frank 25%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
William Frist 75%
Elton Gallegly 67%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 25%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 67%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 17%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 58%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 67%
Bart Gordon 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 58%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 25%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
Judd Gregg 92%

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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