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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 5%
Sandy Adams 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 68%
Rodney Alexander 26%
Jason Altmire 15%
Rob Andrews 15%
Steve Austria 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 16%
Michele Bachmann 88%
Spencer Bachus 45%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Charlie Bass 32%
Max Baucus 0%
Mark Begich 8%
Rick Berg 30%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 21%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 16%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 28%
Mary Bono Mack 32%
Dan Boren 21%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Bruce Braley 15%
Paul Broun 100%
Scott Brown 15%
Ann Marie Buerkle 63%
Dan Burton 63%
Dave Camp 37%
John Campbell III 89%
Francisco Canseco 68%
Eric Cantor 37%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Saxby Chambliss 77%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Hansen Clarke 15%
Howard Coble 71%
Thomas Coburn 85%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 25%
Chip Cravaack 30%
Mark Critz 20%
Geoff Davis 29%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 10%
John Dingell 10%
David Dreier 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Barney Frank 15%
Elton Gallegly 21%
Jim Gerlach 25%
Phil Gingrey 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Michael Grimm 25%
Kay Hagan 8%
Ralph Hall 47%
Colleen Hanabusa 15%
Tom Harkin 8%
Doc Hastings 30%
Nan Hayworth 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 58%
Maurice Hinchey 16%
Thomas Holden 16%
Rush Holt, Jr. 15%
Kay Hutchison 46%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Mike Johanns 62%
Tim Johnson 65%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Dale Kildee 15%
Jack Kingston 63%
Larry Kissell 15%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 26%
Jon Kyl 77%
Mary Landrieu 15%
Tom Latham 35%
Steve LaTourette 32%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 26%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Dick Lugar 46%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 58%
Don Manzullo 60%
Jim Matheson 45%
Carolyn McCarthy 15%
Mike McIntyre 32%
Buck McKeon 26%
Mike Michaud 15%
Gary Miller 37%
George Miller 15%
Brad Miller 20%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
Sue Myrick 68%
Ben Nelson 15%
Alan Nunnelee 60%
John Olver 11%
Bill Owens 10%
Ed Pastor 15%
Tom Petri 70%
Todd Platts 25%
Mark Pryor 15%
Ben Quayle 95%
Nick Rahall II 20%
Denny Rehberg 30%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Laura Richardson 16%
David Rivera 35%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 35%
Mike Ross 21%
Steve Rothman 11%
Jon Runyan 25%
Bobby Schilling 42%
Jean Schmidt 75%
Aaron Schock 25%
Allyson Schwartz 16%
Heath Shuler 16%
Olympia Snowe 23%
Steve Southerland 75%
Pete Stark 16%
Cliff Stearns 85%
John Sullivan 65%
Betty Sutton 21%
Lee Terry 45%
John Tierney 20%
Ed Towns 0%
Bob Turner 25%
Mark Udall 15%
Joe Walsh 95%
Mel Watt 16%
Henry Waxman 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 8%
Allen West 60%
Frank Wolf 25%
Lynn Woolsey 21%
Bill Young 42%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 21%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 26%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
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 16%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 16%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 16%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 35%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 21%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 16%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 16%

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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