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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 6%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 18%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 62%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 63%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 69%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 16%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 77%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 72%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 87%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 6%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 51%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 64%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 76%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 76%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 84%
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%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
Charlie Bass 62%
Max Baucus 17%
Rick Berg 66%
Shelley Berkley 3%
Howard Berman 13%
Judy Biggert 54%
Brian Bilbray 68%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 62%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 15%
Scott Brown 44%
Ann Marie Buerkle 87%
Dan Burton 97%
Francisco Canseco 77%
Eric Cantor 72%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 8%
Ben Chandler III 21%
Hansen Clarke 5%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jerry Costello 13%
Chip Cravaack 64%
Mark Critz 18%
Geoff Davis 67%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 10%
Robert Dold 58%
David Dreier 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Filner 8%
Barney Frank 8%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Frank Guinta 77%
Nan Hayworth 69%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
Maurice Hinchey 3%
Thomas Holden 26%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
Tim Johnson 82%
Dale Kildee 0%
Larry Kissell 8%
Herb Kohl 18%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 83%
Jeff Landry 100%
Steve LaTourette 47%
Frank Lautenberg 22%
Jerry Lewis 64%
Joe Lieberman 24%
Dick Lugar 78%
Dan Lungren 67%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 87%
Thaddeus McCotter 69%
Brad Miller 3%
Sue Myrick 74%
Ben Nelson 33%
John Olver 11%
Donald Payne 8%
Todd Platts 68%
Ben Quayle 94%
Denny Rehberg 69%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Laura Richardson 8%
David Rivera 59%
Mike Ross 44%
Steve Rothman 3%
Bobby Schilling 59%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Heath Shuler 18%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 90%
John Sullivan 84%
Betty Sutton 5%
Ed Towns 8%
Joe Walsh 97%
Mel Watt 8%
Jim Webb, Jr. 18%
Allen West 79%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 7%
Bill Young 61%

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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