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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 95%
John Adler 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 94%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 83%
Rodney Alexander 95%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 32%
Steve Austria 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 94%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
Brian Baird 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 72%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 26%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 14%
Melissa Bean 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 4%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 4%
Bob Bennett 91%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 39%
Judy Biggert 84%
Brian Bilbray 83%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 89%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
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 6%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
John Boccieri 16%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 95%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 37%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 94%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
Bobby Bright 67%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Scott Brown 57%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 94%
Jim Bunning 91%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 94%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 78%
Eric Cantor 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 9%
Joseph Cao 56%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
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 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 89%
Mike Castle 68%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 6%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
Ben Chandler III 32%
Travis Childers 58%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 6%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 11%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 37%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16%
Jerry Costello 11%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
Kathy Dahlkemper 6%
Artur Davis 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
Geoff Davis 89%
Lincoln Davis 39%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 22%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 6%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 89%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 26%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 11%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 6%
David Dreier 95%
Steve Driehaus 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 11%
Chet Edwards 47%
Vern Ehlers 72%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
Brad Ellsworth 5%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 6%
Bob Etheridge 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
Russ Feingold 43%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 4%
Bob Filner 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 95%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
Barney Frank 5%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 11%
Elton Gallegly 95%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 84%
Gabrielle Giffords 16%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
Bart Gordon 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 78%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 6%
Judd Gregg 86%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 72%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 11%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 6%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 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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