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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 14%
Judd Gregg 67%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 57%
John Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 19%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25%
Baron Hill 19%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 5%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 14%
Kay Hutchison 62%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 81%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ted Kaufman 15%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 23%
Suzanne Kosmas 19%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 43%
Dennis Kucinich 33%
Jon Kyl 77%
Steve LaTourette 81%
Frank Lautenberg 15%
Chris Lee 80%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 23%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 95%
Dick Lugar 62%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 90%
Betsy Markey 19%
Jim Marshall 29%
Melquiades Martinez 44%
Eric Massa 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
Michael McMahon 19%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 20%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 43%
Harry Mitchell 43%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 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%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 10%
Tom Perriello 10%
Todd Platts 81%
Earl Pomeroy 5%
George Radanovich 90%
Denny Rehberg 81%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Ross 19%
Steve Rothman 0%
Mark Schauer 5%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 90%
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%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
Ed Towns 5%
George Voinovich 67%
Zach Wamp 85%
Diane Watson 10%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 23%
Anthony Weiner 5%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 85%

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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