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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 15%
Sandy Adams 79%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 87%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
Rodney Alexander 59%
Jason Altmire 26%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 100%
Rob Andrews 5%
Steve Austria 74%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 11%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 72%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 63%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 26%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 84%
Charlie Bass 62%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
Max Baucus 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 85%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 17%
Rick Berg 66%
Shelley Berkley 3%
Howard Berman 13%
Judy Biggert 54%
Brian Bilbray 68%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 71%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 5%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 79%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 87%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 61%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 62%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 67%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 15%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 72%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 89%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 3%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 8%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
Scott Brown 44%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 72%
Ann Marie Buerkle 87%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 72%
Dan Burton 97%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 92%
Francisco Canseco 77%
Eric Cantor 72%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 22%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 6%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 8%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 74%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 78%
Ben Chandler III 21%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 8%
Hansen Clarke 5%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 82%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 61%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 69%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 13%
Kent Conrad 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 21%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 88%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 31%
Jerry Costello 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 78%
Chip Cravaack 64%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 63%
Mark Critz 18%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 79%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
Geoff Davis 67%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
James DeMint 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 77%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 64%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
Norm Dicks 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
Robert Dold 58%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 5%
David Dreier 67%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 72%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 97%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 77%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
Bob Filner 8%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 77%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 62%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 69%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 87%
Barney Frank 8%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 58%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 5%
Elton Gallegly 68%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 82%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 97%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 69%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 56%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 79%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 79%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 59%
Frank Guinta 77%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 5%

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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