Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Wayne Allard 69%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 89%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 21%
Melissa Bean 22%
Bob Bennett 43%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 58%
Brian Bilbray 79%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
Kit Bond 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 74%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 32%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 16%
Nancy Boyda 32%
Henry Brown, Jr. 61%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
Jim Bunning 75%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 23%
Chris Cannon 72%
Eric Cantor 74%
Dennis Cardoza 6%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 21%
Mike Castle 21%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 31%
Ben Chandler III 21%
Travis Childers 43%
Norm Coleman 29%
Kent Conrad 14%
Jerry Costello 21%
Larry Craig 43%
Robert Cramer 5%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Artur Davis 11%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 26%
Thomas Davis III 72%
Bill Delahunt 22%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 7%
Elizabeth Dole 62%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 31%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 21%
Thelma Drake 95%
David Dreier 61%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 53%
Brad Ellsworth 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 47%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 69%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 67%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 36%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 26%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 61%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 79%
Gabrielle Giffords 21%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
Bart Gordon 0%
Judd Gregg 43%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Robert Hayes 53%
Wally Herger, Jr. 78%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 26%
Baron Hill 32%
Maurice Hinchey 21%
David Lee Hobson 61%
Paul Hodes 21%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 21%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
Duncan Hunter 78%
Kay Hutchison 57%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 79%
Daniel Inouye 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 11%
William Jefferson 22%
Tim Johnson 63%
Steve Kagen 26%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 72%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Ron Klein 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 53%
Herb Kohl 7%
Dennis Kucinich 26%
John Kuhl, Jr. 61%
Jon Kyl 79%
Ray LaHood 32%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 63%
Ron Lewis 61%
Joe Lieberman 21%
Blanche Lincoln 7%
John Linder 95%
Dick Lugar 46%
Dan Lungren 67%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Tim Mahoney 11%
Don Manzullo 89%
Jim Marshall 6%
Melquiades Martinez 36%
Thaddeus McCotter 79%
James McCrery III 63%
John McHugh 37%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 11%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 26%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 14%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 24%
Ron Paul 89%
Donald Payne 22%
John Peterson 53%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 63%
Todd Platts 79%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 32%
Deborah Pryce 33%
George Radanovich 78%
James Ramstad 39%
Ralph Regula 58%
Denny Rehberg 89%
Richard Renzi 78%
Silvestre Reyes 6%
Thomas Reynolds 63%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 37%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 21%
Ken Salazar 7%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 56%
Jean Schmidt 78%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 89%
Christopher Shays 21%
Heath Shuler 33%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 21%
Olympia Snowe 14%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 11%
Mark Souder 67%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 36%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 26%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Ted Stevens 29%
Bart Stupak 21%
John Sullivan 89%
John Sununu 46%
Betty Sutton 11%
Tom Tancredo 78%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 5%
Gene Taylor 21%
Todd Tiahrt 95%
Ed Towns 0%
George Voinovich 29%
James Walsh 42%
Zach Wamp 74%
John Warner 31%
Diane Watson 11%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 7%
Anthony Weiner 5%
David Weldon 78%
Gerald Weller 59%
Robert Wexler 6%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 68%
Lynn Woolsey 11%
David Wu 11%
Bill Young 84%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 16%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 32%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 21%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 22%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 8%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 11%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 7%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 26%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 21%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 14%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 12%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 7%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 21%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 5%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 21%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 11%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 22%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 16%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 11%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 21%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 5%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 26%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 11%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 32%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 21%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 7%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 12%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 28%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 11%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 41%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 22%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 8%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 5%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 11%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 21%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 11%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 21%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 29%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 7%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 5%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 23%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 7%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 11%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 7%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 11%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 21%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 21%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 6%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 36%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 11%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 26%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 21%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 8%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 21%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 21%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 11%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 11%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 7%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 14%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 7%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 7%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 21%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 22%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 21%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 11%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 11%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 21%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 21%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 21%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 22%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 21%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 29%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 21%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 11%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 11%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 21%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 21%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 22%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 11%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 23%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 11%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 14%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 32%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 26%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 21%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 21%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 94%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 46%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 79%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 86%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 94%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 84%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 94%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 72%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 78%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 74%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 79%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 72%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 57%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 53%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 94%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 54%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 68%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 68%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 50%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 58%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 79%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 36%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 89%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 43%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 78%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 36%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 89%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 64%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 64%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 57%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 72%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 63%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 89%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 79%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 83%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 74%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 68%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 61%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 94%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 89%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 72%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 57%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 74%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 23%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 84%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 95%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 57%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 83%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 69%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 43%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 63%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 44%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 79%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 95%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 63%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 89%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 94%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 95%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 95%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 43%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 63%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 89%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 67%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 50%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 95%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 38%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 58%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 94%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 84%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 61%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 68%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 57%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 74%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 37%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 89%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 89%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 26%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 68%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 94%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 71%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 79%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 89%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 84%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 74%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 42%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 72%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 79%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 89%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 57%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 63%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 68%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 53%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 64%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 63%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 54%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 79%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 84%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 63%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 78%

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