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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 57%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 46%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 64%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 16%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 41%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 21%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 57%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 94%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 21%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 21%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 11%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 21%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 89%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 68%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 68%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 94%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 58%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 16%
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%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 89%
John Barrow 32%
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%
Tim Bishop 0%
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%
Bruce Braley 11%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 61%
Ginny Brown-Waite 65%
Jim Bunning 75%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 23%
Dave Camp 68%
John Campbell III 50%
Chris Cannon 72%
Eric Cantor 74%
Dennis Cardoza 6%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 21%
Mike Castle 21%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 31%
Saxby Chambliss 36%
Ben Chandler III 21%
Travis Childers 43%
Howard Coble 89%
Thomas Coburn 79%
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%
John Dingell 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%
Jim Gerlach 61%
Gabrielle Giffords 21%
Wayne Gilchrest 11%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
Bart Gordon 0%
Judd Gregg 43%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 84%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 8%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 95%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
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%
Timothy Johnson 29%
Tim Johnson 63%
Steve Kagen 26%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 72%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Jack Kingston 100%
Ron Klein 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 53%
Herb Kohl 7%
Dennis Kucinich 26%
John Kuhl, Jr. 61%

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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