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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 95%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 95%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 23%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 17%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 5%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 71%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 69%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 69%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 62%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 5%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 19%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 23%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 5%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 23%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 15%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 76%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 69%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 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%
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 Boccieri 5%
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%
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%

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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