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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 15%
Sandy Adams 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 87%
Rodney Alexander 59%
Jason Altmire 26%
Rob Andrews 5%
Steve Austria 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 11%
Spencer Bachus 72%
John Barrow 26%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
Charlie Bass 62%
Max Baucus 17%
Mark Begich 6%
Rick Berg 66%
Shelley Berkley 3%
Howard Berman 13%
Judy Biggert 54%
Brian Bilbray 68%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Tim Bishop 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 62%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 15%
Bruce Braley 8%
Paul Broun 95%
Scott Brown 44%
Ann Marie Buerkle 87%
Dan Burton 97%
Dave Camp 66%
John Campbell III 92%
Francisco Canseco 77%
Eric Cantor 72%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 8%
Saxby Chambliss 78%
Ben Chandler III 21%
Hansen Clarke 5%
Howard Coble 82%
Thomas Coburn 92%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jerry Costello 13%
Chip Cravaack 64%
Mark Critz 18%
Geoff Davis 67%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 10%
John Dingell 0%
David Dreier 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Filner 8%
Barney Frank 8%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Jim Gerlach 62%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Michael Grimm 59%
Kay Hagan 6%
Ralph Hall 84%
Colleen Hanabusa 10%
Tom Harkin 6%
Doc Hastings 63%
Nan Hayworth 69%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
Maurice Hinchey 3%
Thomas Holden 26%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
Mike Johanns 56%
Tim Johnson 82%
Timothy Johnson 17%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jack Kingston 84%
Larry Kissell 8%
Herb Kohl 18%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 83%
Mary Landrieu 22%
Jeff Landry 100%
Tom Latham 64%
Steve LaTourette 47%
Frank Lautenberg 22%
Carl Levin 11%
Jerry Lewis 64%
Joe Lieberman 24%
Dick Lugar 78%
Dan Lungren 67%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 87%
Jim Matheson 31%
Carolyn McCarthy 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 69%
Mike McIntyre 41%
Buck McKeon 67%
Mike Michaud 5%
Gary Miller 87%
George Miller 8%
Brad Miller 3%
Jim Moran, Jr. 10%
Sue Myrick 74%
Ben Nelson 33%
Alan Nunnelee 72%
John Olver 11%
Bill Owens 18%
Ed Pastor 10%
Donald Payne 8%
Tom Petri 77%
Todd Platts 68%
Mark Pryor 22%
Ben Quayle 94%
Nick Rahall II 10%
Denny Rehberg 69%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Laura Richardson 8%
David Rivera 59%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 69%
Mike Ross 44%
Steve Rothman 3%
Jon Runyan 59%
Bobby Schilling 59%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Aaron Schock 61%
Allyson Schwartz 8%
Heath Shuler 18%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Steve Southerland 95%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 90%
John Sullivan 84%
Betty Sutton 5%
Lee Terry 74%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 8%
Mark Udall 17%
Joe Walsh 97%
Mel Watt 8%
Henry Waxman 11%
Jim Webb, Jr. 18%
Allen West 79%
Frank Wolf 62%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 7%
Bill Young 61%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 22%
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%
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%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 8%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 13%
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%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 31%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
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%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%

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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