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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Stephen Fincher 77%
Mike Fitzpatrick 62%
John Fleming, Jr. 95%
Randy Forbes 69%
Barney Frank 8%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Scott Garrett 97%
Jim Gerlach 62%
Chris Gibson 56%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Michael Grimm 59%
Frank Guinta 77%
Kay Hagan 6%
Ralph Hall 84%
Richard Hanna 55%
Tom Harkin 6%
Doc Hastings 63%
Nan Hayworth 69%
Joe Heck, Jr. 62%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
Maurice Hinchey 3%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 16%
Thomas Holden 26%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
Mike Honda 8%
Tim Huelskamp 95%
Robert Hurt 79%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Steve Israel 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
Mike Johanns 56%
Tim Johnson 82%
Timothy Johnson 17%
John Kerry 18%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jack Kingston 84%
Mark Kirk 72%
Larry Kissell 8%
John Kline 74%
Herb Kohl 18%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 83%
Mary Landrieu 22%
Tom Latham 64%
Steve LaTourette 47%
Frank Lautenberg 22%
Carl Levin 11%
Jerry Lewis 64%
Joe Lieberman 24%
Dick Lugar 78%
Cynthia Lummis 84%
Dan Lungren 67%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 87%
Jim Matheson 31%
Carolyn McCarthy 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 69%
Jim McDermott 13%
Mike McIntyre 41%
Buck McKeon 67%
John Mica 79%
Mike Michaud 5%
Barbara Mikulski 6%
Candice Miller 67%
Gary Miller 87%
George Miller 8%
Jeff Miller 92%
Brad Miller 3%
Jim Moran, Jr. 10%
Sue Myrick 74%
Ben Nelson 33%
Randy Neugebauer 95%
Rich Nugent 82%
Alan Nunnelee 72%
John Olver 11%
Bill Owens 18%
Ed Pastor 10%
Donald Payne 8%
Tom Petri 77%
Joe Pitts 82%
Todd Platts 68%
Mike Pompeo 95%
Mark Pryor 22%
Ben Quayle 94%
Nick Rahall II 10%
Charlie Rangel 13%
Denny Rehberg 69%
Harry Reid 6%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Reid Ribble 87%
Laura Richardson 8%
Scott Rigell 82%
David Rivera 59%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 69%
Mike Ross 44%
Steve Rothman 3%
Jon Runyan 59%
Loretta Sanchez 5%
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%
Marlin Stutzman 95%
John Sullivan 84%
Betty Sutton 5%
Lee Terry 74%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 8%
Mark Udall 17%
David Vitter 94%
Joe Walsh 97%
Mel Watt 8%
Henry Waxman 11%
Jim Webb, Jr. 18%
Allen West 79%
Lynn Westmoreland 92%
Ed Whitfield 66%
Frank Wolf 62%
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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