Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
James DeMint 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
John Linder 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
George Radanovich 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 95%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 95%
Dan Burton 95%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 95%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 95%
John Doolittle 95%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 95%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 95%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 95%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 95%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 95%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 95%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 95%
Marilyn Musgrave 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
William Sali 95%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
John Sullivan 95%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 95%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 92%
John Ensign 92%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ron Paul 92%
Todd Akin 90%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
David Davis 90%
Geoff Davis 90%
Thelma Drake 90%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 90%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 90%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 89%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 89%
James McCrery III 89%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 89%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 89%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 89%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 89%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 85%
Chris Cannon 85%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 85%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 85%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
Ron Lewis 85%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 85%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 85%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 85%
Rodney Alexander 84%
Brian Bilbray 84%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 84%
David Dreier 84%
Jerry Lewis 84%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 84%
Wayne Allard 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 83%
Duncan Hunter 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 80%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
Thomas Reynolds 80%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 80%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Zach Wamp 80%
David Weldon 80%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 79%
Elton Gallegly 79%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 79%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
Dan Lungren 79%
Jean Schmidt 79%
Judy Biggert 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 75%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 75%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
Judd Gregg 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 75%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 75%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 75%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 75%
John Sununu 75%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 74%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 74%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 74%
Terry Everett 74%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
John Peterson 74%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 74%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 74%
Mark Souder 74%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 73%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 71%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 70%
Ric Keller 70%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 70%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 68%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 68%
J. Dennis Hastert 68%
Kenny Hulshof 68%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 67%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 67%
Larry Craig 67%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 67%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 67%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 65%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 65%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 65%
Joseph Knollenberg 65%
John Kuhl, Jr. 65%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 65%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 65%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 63%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 63%
Steve Buyer 60%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 60%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60%
Kit Bond 58%
Jim Bunning 58%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 58%
Thomas Davis III 58%
Elizabeth Dole 58%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 58%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 58%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 58%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 58%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 55%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 55%
John Warner 55%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Deborah Pryce 53%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 50%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Todd Platts 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50%
George Voinovich 50%
Tim Johnson 47%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 47%
Jim Saxton 47%
James Walsh 47%
Gerald Weller 47%
Barbara Cubin 45%
Philip English 45%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 45%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 45%
Bill Young 45%
Bob Bennett 42%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 42%
Robert Hayes 42%
Dick Lugar 42%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 42%
Ted Stevens 42%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 42%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Ralph Regula 40%
Richard Renzi 40%
Heather Wilson 40%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 37%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 35%
Mike Castle 35%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 35%
James Ramstad 35%
Gene Taylor 35%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 35%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 33%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
Arlen Specter 33%
Dan Boren 32%
Jim Marshall 32%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 32%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 30%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 27%
Michael Ferguson 26%
Wayne Gilchrest 26%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 25%
Norm Coleman 25%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 25%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Russ Feingold 25%
Steve LaTourette 25%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 25%
John McHugh 25%
Melissa Bean 21%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 21%
Nicholas Lampson 21%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 21%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Christopher Shays 21%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 20%
Chet Edwards 20%
Brad Ellsworth 20%
Baron Hill 20%
Tim Mahoney 20%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 20%
John Tanner 20%
Dennis Kucinich 18%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 17%
NA President Barack Obama II D 17%
Jim Webb, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 16%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 16%
Marion Berry 15%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 15%
Dennis Cardoza 15%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 15%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
Artur Davis 15%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 15%
Barney Frank 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Bart Gordon 15%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 15%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 15%
Harry Mitchell 15%
Mike Ross 15%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 15%
Ed Towns 15%
Brian Baird 11%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 11%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 11%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 11%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 11%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 11%
Robert Cramer 11%
Lincoln Davis 11%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 11%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 11%
Norm Dicks 11%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 11%
Jane Harman 11%
Darlene Hooley 11%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 11%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Ron Klein 11%
Ray LaHood 11%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 11%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 11%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 11%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 11%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 11%
Alan Mollohan 11%
Jim Oberstar 11%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 11%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 11%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 11%
Ike Skelton 11%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 11%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 11%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 11%
Gary Ackerman 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
Howard Berman 10%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 10%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Rick Boucher 10%
Nancy Boyda 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 10%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 10%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 10%
Jerry Costello 10%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 10%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 10%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 10%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 10%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 10%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
Dennis Moore 10%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 10%
Jack Murtha 10%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 10%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 10%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 10%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 10%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 10%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 10%
Heath Shuler 10%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 10%
Vic Snyder 10%
Zack Space 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 10%
Bart Stupak 10%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
Mel Watt 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 9%
Ben Nelson 9%
Gordon Smith 9%
Evan Bayh 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 8%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Joe Lieberman 8%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 8%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 8%
Olympia Snowe 8%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 8%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 8%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 5%
Thomas Allen 5%
Jason Altmire 5%
Rob Andrews 5%
Michael Arcuri 5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
Shelley Berkley 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 5%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 5%
Russ Carnahan 5%
Christopher Carney 5%
Ben Chandler III 5%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 5%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
Bill Delahunt 5%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 5%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
Bob Filner 5%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 5%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 5%
John Hall 5%
Phil Hare 5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 5%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 5%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 5%
Paul Hodes 5%
Thomas Holden 5%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 5%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 5%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 5%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
Dale Kildee 5%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 5%
Tom Lantos 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 5%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 5%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 5%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 5%
Michael McNulty 5%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 5%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 5%
Brad Miller 5%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 5%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
Patrick Murphy 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 5%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 5%
Donald Payne 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
Laura Richardson 5%
Steve Rothman 5%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 5%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 5%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
Hilda Solis 5%
Betty Sutton 5%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 5%
Diane Watson 5%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 5%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 5%
Robert Wexler 5%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 5%
Albert Wynn 5%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
William Jefferson 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
Ken Salazar 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

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