Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 58%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 75%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 42%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 65%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 67%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 89%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 70%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 8%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 58%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 58%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 27%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 35%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 71%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 42%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 74%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 5%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 11%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 10%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 5%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 11%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 90%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 74%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 89%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 89%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 11%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 11%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 11%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 5%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 65%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 15%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 55%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 10%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 65%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 84%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 15%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 5%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 95%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 42%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 5%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 58%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 80%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 74%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 11%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 5%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 10%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 45%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 11%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 5%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 11%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 5%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 10%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 11%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 10%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 68%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 11%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 63%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 95%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 65%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 10%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 15%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 11%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 75%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 85%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 47%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 15%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 11%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 11%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 85%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 35%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 70%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 5%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 84%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 65%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 11%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 5%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 74%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 5%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 40%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 30%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 5%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 21%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 95%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 5%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 95%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 5%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 90%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 95%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 89%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 5%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 85%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 89%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 80%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 15%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 16%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 74%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 5%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 5%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 10%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 63%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 32%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 10%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 80%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 5%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 67%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 85%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 10%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 90%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 10%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 5%
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 90%
Rodney Alexander 84%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 5%
Jason Altmire 5%
Rob Andrews 5%
Michael Arcuri 5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 95%
Spencer Bachus 90%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 50%
Brian Baird 11%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 8%
Melissa Bean 21%
Bob Bennett 42%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 15%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Judy Biggert 75%
Brian Bilbray 84%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 10%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 58%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
Dan Boren 32%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Rick Boucher 10%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 90%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Nancy Boyda 10%
Bruce Braley 5%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
Jim Bunning 58%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 85%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 85%
Eric Cantor 100%
Lois Capps 10%
Dennis Cardoza 15%
Russ Carnahan 5%
Christopher Carney 5%
Mike Castle 35%
Saxby Chambliss 67%
Ben Chandler III 5%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 79%
Thomas Coburn 92%
Norm Coleman 25%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 10%
Larry Craig 67%
Robert Cramer 11%
Ander Crenshaw 68%
Barbara Cubin 45%
Artur Davis 15%
David Davis 90%
Geoff Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 11%
Thomas Davis III 58%
Bill Delahunt 5%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Norm Dicks 11%
John Dingell 15%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 58%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 90%
David Dreier 84%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
Philip English 45%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Terry Everett 74%
Sam Farr 10%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 11%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 26%
Bob Filner 5%
Randy Forbes 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 58%
Barney Frank 15%
Elton Gallegly 79%
Scott Garrett 95%
Jim Gerlach 37%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 26%
Phil Gingrey 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
Bart Gordon 15%
Judd Gregg 75%
Charles Hagel 75%
John Hall 5%
Ralph Hall 79%
Phil Hare 5%
Tom Harkin 9%
Jane Harman 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 68%
Doc Hastings 75%
Robert Hayes 42%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 10%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 5%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Paul Hodes 5%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 5%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Mike Honda 10%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Kenny Hulshof 68%
Duncan Hunter 83%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 95%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
William Jefferson 0%
Bobby Jindal 16%
Tim Johnson 47%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Richard Keller 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
John Kerry 9%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Jack Kingston 100%
Mark Kirk 40%
Ron Klein 11%
John Kline 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 65%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 18%
John Kuhl, Jr. 65%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 21%
Mary Landrieu 17%
Tom Lantos 5%
Tom Latham 55%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Ron Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 42%
Dan Lungren 79%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Tim Mahoney 20%
Don Manzullo 95%
Jim Marshall 32%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Jim Matheson 25%
Carolyn McCarthy 11%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
James McCrery III 89%
Jim McDermott 10%
John McHugh 25%
Mike McIntyre 20%
Buck McKeon 89%
Michael McNulty 5%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 11%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 21%
John Mica 90%
Mike Michaud 5%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 35%
Gary Miller 60%
George Miller 5%
Jeff Miller 95%
Brad Miller 5%
Harry Mitchell 15%
Alan Mollohan 11%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 10%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Jack Murtha 10%
Marilyn Musgrave 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 9%
Randy Neugebauer 100%
Barack Obama II 17%
Jim Oberstar 11%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Ed Pastor 5%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 74%
Tom Petri 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
Joe Pitts 95%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 53%
Mark Pryor 0%
Adam Putnam 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 10%
James Ramstad 35%
Charlie Rangel 10%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Harry Reid 8%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 80%
Laura Richardson 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Rogers 80%
Mike Ross 15%
Steve Rothman 5%
John Salazar 11%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 95%
Loretta Sanchez 5%
Jim Saxton 47%
Jean Schmidt 79%
Allyson Schwartz 10%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 10%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 21%
Heath Shuler 10%
Ike Skelton 11%
Gordon Smith 9%
Olympia Snowe 8%
Vic Snyder 10%
Mark Souder 74%
Zack Space 10%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Ted Stevens 42%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sullivan 95%
John Sununu 75%
Betty Sutton 5%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 20%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
Gene Taylor 35%
Lee Terry 85%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 15%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 11%
Mark Udall 10%
David Vitter 67%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 47%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 55%
Diane Watson 5%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 17%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 47%
Lynn Westmoreland 95%
Robert Wexler 5%
Ed Whitfield 65%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Heather Wilson 40%
Frank Wolf 45%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 5%
Albert Wynn 5%
Bill Young 45%

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