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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 87%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 82%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 11%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 22%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 94%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 61%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 78%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 78%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 72%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 94%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 71%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 39%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 5%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 11%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 6%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 67%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 6%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 72%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 61%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 22%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 6%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 64%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 87%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 17%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 6%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 94%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 72%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 78%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 88%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 18%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 6%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 22%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 6%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 64%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 76%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 76%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 55%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 21%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 67%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 67%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 79%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 79%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 97%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 59%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 87%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 97%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 74%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 77%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 62%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 89%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 72%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 82%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 8%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 62%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 97%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 97%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 69%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 72%

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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