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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. House At-Large Don Young Republican 55%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 95%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 29%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 15%
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 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 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
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 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. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
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. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 23%
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%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 77%
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 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 69%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 14%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 77%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 77%
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. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 69%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 90%
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%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
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 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
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. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 95%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 86%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 31%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 69%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 90%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 23%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 95%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 95%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 76%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 95%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 76%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 24%

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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