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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2008 Positions

State Office District 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%

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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