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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 15%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 35%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 30%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 55%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 24%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 27%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 26%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 63%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 58%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 65%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 15%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 30%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 30%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 69%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 69%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 80%
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%
Eric Cantor 37%
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%

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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