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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rodney Alexander 35%
Rob Andrews 24%
Max Baucus 18%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 38%
Eric Cantor 52%
Trey Radel 65%
Mel Watt 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 29%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 19%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 19%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 29%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 33%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 29%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 30%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 30%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 24%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 19%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 30%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 29%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 35%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 24%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 29%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 19%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 25%
NV U.S. House 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 19%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 19%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 30%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 14%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 0%
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 24%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 14%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 24%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 29%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 29%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 14%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 29%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 9%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 24%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 19%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 19%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 20%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 24%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 20%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 45%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 29%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 19%

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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