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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 11%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 8%
Melissa Bean 21%
Bob Bennett 42%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 15%
Judy Biggert 75%
Brian Bilbray 84%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 58%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
Dan Boren 32%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Nancy Boyda 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
Jim Bunning 58%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 85%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 15%
Russ Carnahan 5%
Christopher Carney 5%
Mike Castle 35%
Ben Chandler III 5%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 25%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 10%
Larry Craig 67%
Robert Cramer 11%
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%
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%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 26%
Bob Filner 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 58%
Barney Frank 15%
Elton Gallegly 79%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 26%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
Bart Gordon 15%
Judd Gregg 75%
John Hall 5%
Phil Hare 5%
Jane Harman 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 68%
Robert Hayes 42%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 10%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Paul Hodes 5%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 5%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Kenny Hulshof 68%
Duncan Hunter 83%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 95%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 47%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ric Keller 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Ron Klein 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 65%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 18%
John Kuhl, Jr. 65%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 21%
Tom Lantos 5%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
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%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
James McCrery III 89%
John McHugh 25%
Michael McNulty 5%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 11%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 21%
Brad Miller 5%
Harry Mitchell 15%
Alan Mollohan 11%
Dennis Moore 10%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Jack Murtha 10%
Marilyn Musgrave 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 9%
Jim Oberstar 11%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 74%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 53%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 35%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 80%
Laura Richardson 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Ross 15%
Steve Rothman 5%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 95%
Jim Saxton 47%
Jean Schmidt 79%
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%
Hilda Solis 5%
Mark Souder 74%
Zack Space 10%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Ted Stevens 42%

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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