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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%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Charlie Bass 32%
Max Baucus 0%
Rick Berg 30%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 21%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 28%
Mary Bono Mack 32%
Dan Boren 21%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Scott Brown 15%
Ann Marie Buerkle 63%
Dan Burton 63%
Francisco Canseco 68%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Hansen Clarke 15%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 25%
Chip Cravaack 30%
Mark Critz 20%
Geoff Davis 29%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 10%
Robert Dold 20%
David Dreier 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Barney Frank 15%
Elton Gallegly 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Frank Guinta 47%
Nan Hayworth 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 58%
Maurice Hinchey 16%
Kathy Hochul 10%
Thomas Holden 16%
Kay Hutchison 46%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Tim Johnson 65%
Dale Kildee 15%
Larry Kissell 15%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 26%
Jon Kyl 77%
Jeff Landry 74%
Steve LaTourette 32%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Jerry Lewis 26%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Dick Lugar 46%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 58%
Don Manzullo 60%
Brad Miller 20%
Sue Myrick 68%
Ben Nelson 15%
John Olver 11%
Todd Platts 25%
Ben Quayle 95%
Denny Rehberg 30%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Laura Richardson 16%
David Rivera 35%
Mike Ross 21%
Steve Rothman 11%
Bobby Schilling 42%
Jean Schmidt 75%
Heath Shuler 16%
Olympia Snowe 23%
Pete Stark 16%
Cliff Stearns 85%
John Sullivan 65%
Betty Sutton 21%
Ed Towns 0%
Bob Turner 25%
Joe Walsh 95%
Mel Watt 16%
Jim Webb, Jr. 8%
Allen West 60%
Lynn Woolsey 21%
Bill Young 42%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 26%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 21%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 16%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 26%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley 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%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
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, Jr. Democratic 21%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 15%
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%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 16%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 21%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 21%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 15%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 11%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 15%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 15%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 15%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 45%

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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