Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 62%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 55%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 62%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 67%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 86%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 95%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 95%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 69%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 95%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 29%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 10%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 15%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 95%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 5%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 15%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 10%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 90%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 95%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 95%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 95%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 15%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 15%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 95%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 17%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 23%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 95%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 95%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 10%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 90%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 85%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 95%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 76%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 77%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 5%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 95%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 95%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 95%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 69%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 69%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 69%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 15%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 71%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 5%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 86%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 86%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 14%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 77%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 90%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 77%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 77%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 86%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 95%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 95%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 69%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 90%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 95%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 95%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 90%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 5%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 10%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 15%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 15%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 5%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 10%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 46%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 71%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 15%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 5%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 95%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 86%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 10%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 24%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 31%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 95%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 95%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 62%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 69%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 90%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 23%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 77%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 95%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 90%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 95%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 17%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 95%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 76%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 86%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 15%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 0%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 95%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 76%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 15%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 95%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 95%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 24%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 76%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 80%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OH State House-59 John Boccieri D 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 75%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 95%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 95%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 23%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 14%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 5%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 15%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 90%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 95%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 76%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 71%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 8%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 77%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 95%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 69%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 69%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 62%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 95%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 15%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 95%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 5%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 69%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 90%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 95%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 85%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 80%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 95%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 95%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 90%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 19%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 83%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 95%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 95%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 23%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 90%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 5%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 95%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 95%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 15%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 23%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 15%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 95%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 67%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 5%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 14%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 76%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 77%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 69%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 95%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Jason Altmire 14%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 14%
Steve Austria 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 95%
Spencer Bachus 85%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 62%
Brian Baird 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
John Barrow 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 38%
Melissa Bean 10%
Mark Begich 17%
Bob Bennett 77%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 20%
Judy Biggert 86%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 95%
Kit Bond 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 95%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Dan Boren 48%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 19%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 75%
Paul Broun 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
Jim Bunning 73%
Roland Burris 15%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 95%
Robert Byrd 33%
Dave Camp 90%
John Campbell III 85%
Eric Cantor 90%
Joseph Cao 55%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 19%
Mike Castle 62%
Saxby Chambliss 77%
Ben Chandler III 19%
Travis Childers 45%
Howard Coble 95%
Thomas Coburn 92%
Kent Conrad 15%
Jerry Costello 14%
Kathy Dahlkemper 14%
Artur Davis 10%
Geoff Davis 95%
Lincoln Davis 24%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 15%
Byron Dorgan 17%
David Dreier 90%
Steve Driehaus 10%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Brad Ellsworth 19%
Jo Ann Emerson 76%
John Ensign 83%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Russ Feingold 46%
Bob Filner 10%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Jim Gerlach 71%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Phil Gingrey 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 14%
Judd Gregg 67%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 57%
Kay Hagan 25%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 90%
Debbie Halvorson 19%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 8%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25%
Baron Hill 19%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 5%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 14%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 69%
Tim Johnson 81%
Timothy Johnson 8%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ted Kaufman 15%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 95%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 23%
Suzanne Kosmas 19%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 43%
Dennis Kucinich 33%
Jon Kyl 77%
Mary Landrieu 15%
Tom Latham 95%
Steve LaTourette 81%
Frank Lautenberg 15%
Chris Lee 80%
Carl Levin 15%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 23%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 95%
Dick Lugar 62%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Dan Maffei 0%
Don Manzullo 90%
Betsy Markey 19%
Jim Marshall 29%
Melquiades Martinez 44%
Eric Massa 33%
Jim Matheson 33%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
Mike McIntyre 33%
Buck McKeon 90%
Michael McMahon 19%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 20%
Mike Michaud 14%
Gary Miller 78%
George Miller 5%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 43%
Harry Mitchell 43%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 23%
Glenn Nye III 38%
Jim Oberstar 5%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 10%
Tom Perriello 10%
Tom Petri 86%
Todd Platts 81%
Earl Pomeroy 5%
Mark Pryor 15%
Adam Putnam 90%
George Radanovich 90%
Nick Rahall II 5%
Denny Rehberg 81%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 8%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Rogers 95%
Mike Ross 19%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 5%
Mark Schauer 5%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Aaron Schock 86%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 90%
Carol Shea-Porter 10%
Heath Shuler 24%
Ike Skelton 14%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 5%
Mark Souder 90%
Zack Space 10%
Arlen Specter 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 15%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Bart Stupak 14%
John Sullivan 85%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 20%
Gene Taylor 52%
Harry Teague 33%
Lee Terry 90%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
John Tierney 10%
Ed Towns 5%
Mark Udall 17%
George Voinovich 67%
Zach Wamp 85%
Diane Watson 10%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 23%
Anthony Weiner 5%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Frank Wolf 86%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 85%

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