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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 95%
Steve Driehaus 16%
Chet Edwards 47%
Vern Ehlers 72%
Brad Ellsworth 5%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Russ Feingold 43%
Bob Filner 11%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Gabrielle Giffords 16%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Bart Gordon 0%
Judd Gregg 86%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 72%
John Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 5%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 11%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 32%
Kay Hutchison 77%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 11%
Tim Johnson 84%
Steve Kagen 6%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ted Kaufman 5%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Larry Kissell 21%
Ron Klein 11%
Herb Kohl 0%
Suzanne Kosmas 11%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 42%
Dennis Kucinich 21%
Jon Kyl 96%
Steve LaTourette 89%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 84%
George LeMieux 78%
Jerry Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 9%
Blanche Lincoln 18%
John Linder 67%
Dick Lugar 83%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 89%
Betsy Markey 11%
Jim Marshall 42%
Thaddeus McCotter 89%
Michael McMahon 44%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 53%
Harry Mitchell 39%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 5%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 35%
Glenn Nye III 53%
Jim Oberstar 5%
Dave Obey 6%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 6%
Ron Paul 95%
Donald Payne 11%
Tom Perriello 32%
Todd Platts 89%
Earl Pomeroy 11%
George Radanovich 61%
Denny Rehberg 95%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 11%
Ciro Rodriguez 11%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 0%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 95%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 94%
Heath Shuler 44%
Ike Skelton 37%
Olympia Snowe 39%
Vic Snyder 0%
Zack Space 32%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 11%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Bart Stupak 6%
John Sullivan 95%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 28%
Gene Taylor 67%
Harry Teague 26%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
Ed Towns 11%
George Voinovich 68%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 11%
Jim Webb, Jr. 9%
Anthony Weiner 11%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
David Wu 11%
Bill Young 56%

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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