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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sullivan 95%
John Sununu 75%
Betty Sutton 5%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 20%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
Gene Taylor 35%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
Ed Towns 15%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 11%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 47%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 55%
Diane Watson 5%
Mel Watt 10%
Jim Webb, Jr. 17%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 47%
Robert Wexler 5%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Heather Wilson 40%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 5%
Albert Wynn 5%
Bill Young 45%

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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