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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 95%
John Adler 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 69%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Jason Altmire 14%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 14%
Steve Austria 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
Brian Baird 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 69%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 38%
Melissa Bean 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
Bob Bennett 77%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 20%
Judy Biggert 86%
Brian Bilbray 90%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
John Boccieri 5%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 95%
Kit Bond 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 95%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 95%
Dan Boren 48%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 15%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 19%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
Bobby Bright 75%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 85%
Jim Bunning 73%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
Roland Burris 15%
Dan Burton 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 95%
Robert Byrd 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 85%
Eric Cantor 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 15%
Joseph Cao 55%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 19%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 15%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 90%
Mike Castle 62%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
Ben Chandler III 19%
Travis Childers 45%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 95%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 62%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 5%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
Kent Conrad 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 15%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 62%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
Jerry Costello 14%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 14%
Artur Davis 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Geoff Davis 95%
Lincoln Davis 24%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 92%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 76%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 76%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 15%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 19%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 14%
Byron Dorgan 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
David Dreier 90%
Steve Driehaus 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 10%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 90%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
Brad Ellsworth 19%
Jo Ann Emerson 76%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
John Ensign 83%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 46%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
Bob Filner 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 95%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
Barney Frank 5%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
Elton Gallegly 85%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 71%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
Bart Gordon 14%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Judd Gregg 67%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 25%

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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