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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 16%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 46%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Wayne Allard 69%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 79%
Brian Baird 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 86%
J. Gresham Barrett 89%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 32%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 21%
Melissa Bean 22%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 21%
Bob Bennett 43%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 58%
Brian Bilbray 79%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 84%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 22%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 78%
Kit Bond 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 74%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 74%
Dan Boren 32%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 8%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 16%
Nancy Boyda 32%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 61%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 57%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 53%
Jim Bunning 75%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 54%
Dan Burton 94%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 26%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 23%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 50%
Chris Cannon 72%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 74%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 21%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
Dennis Cardoza 6%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 21%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 7%
Mike Castle 21%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 21%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 31%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 36%
Ben Chandler III 21%
Travis Childers 43%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 43%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 78%
Norm Coleman 29%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 89%
Kent Conrad 14%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 22%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 16%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 64%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
Jerry Costello 21%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 21%
Larry Craig 43%
Robert Cramer 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 72%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
Barbara Cubin 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
Artur Davis 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 26%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
Thomas Davis III 72%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 32%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 22%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 67%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 21%
Elizabeth Dole 62%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 31%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 11%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 21%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
Thelma Drake 95%
David Dreier 61%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 53%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 11%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 47%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 69%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 67%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 36%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 7%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 26%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 83%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 74%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 61%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 68%
Elton Gallegly 79%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 61%
Gabrielle Giffords 21%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 94%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 89%
Bart Gordon 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 72%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 57%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 41%

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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