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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 62%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 17%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 67%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 15%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 23%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 77%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 8%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 69%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 69%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 71%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 14%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 77%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 77%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 15%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 31%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 69%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 23%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 25%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 69%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 23%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 17%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 15%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 69%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 69%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 62%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 69%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 83%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 23%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 23%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 55%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 29%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 95%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 86%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 95%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 95%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 95%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 10%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 95%

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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