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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 8%
Mark Kennedy 92%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 58%
Herb Kohl 17%
James Kolbe 58%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 67%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 58%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
James Leach 25%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 67%
Dick Lugar 50%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Don Manzullo 58%
Jim Marshall 33%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 58%
James McCrery III 67%
John McHugh 42%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 8%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jack Murtha 17%
Marilyn Musgrave 83%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 50%
Robert William Ney 33%
Anne Northup 42%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 8%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Thomas William Osborne 67%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 58%
Todd Platts 83%
Richard Pombo 67%
Earl Pomeroy 17%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
Deborah Pryce 75%
George Radanovich 67%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 42%
Denny Rehberg 67%
Richard Renzi 67%
Silvestre Reyes 25%
Thomas Reynolds 67%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 67%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Ken Salazar 33%
Rick Santorum 83%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 42%
John Schwarz 42%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 33%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
Ike Skelton 33%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 8%
Mike Sodrel 75%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 75%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
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%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 67%
Todd Tiahrt 67%
Ed Towns 8%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 8%
George Voinovich 42%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 67%
John Warner 67%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 67%
Gerald Weller 67%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 8%
Albert Wynn 17%
Bill Young 58%

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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