Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 90%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 95%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 5%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 5%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 15%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 5%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 10%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 85%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 95%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 85%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 95%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 85%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 15%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 85%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 65%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 85%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 85%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 15%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 75%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 85%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 70%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 5%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 85%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 5%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 80%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 85%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 5%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 5%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 15%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 35%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 90%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 10%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 85%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 85%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 90%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 85%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 80%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 75%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 10%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 20%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 90%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 95%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 90%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 90%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 85%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 95%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 15%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 10%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 5%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 5%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 85%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 90%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 80%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 90%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 85%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 85%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 10%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 5%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 15%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 15%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 91%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 90%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 15%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 10%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 85%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 95%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 5%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 90%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 80%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 80%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 15%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 90%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Charlie Bass 80%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 90%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Henry Bonilla 85%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 85%
Chris Cannon 90%
Eric Cantor 90%
Brad Carson 40%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 70%
Michael Collins 85%
Jerry Costello 20%
Christopher Cox 90%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 95%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Randall Cunningham 85%
James Davis 5%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 80%
Bill Delahunt 5%
Thomas DeLay 90%
James DeMint 95%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 0%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 95%
David Dreier 85%
Jennifer Dunn 85%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
Philip English 80%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 90%
Michael Ferguson 70%
Bob Filner 5%
Ernest Fletcher 80%
Mark Foley 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 10%
Jonas Frost III 5%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 10%
Jim Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 70%
Paul Gillmor 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 90%
Mark Green 90%
James Greenwood 70%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
Jane Harman 35%
Melissa Hart 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 55%
Robert Hayes 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90%
Joel Hefley 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Baron Hill 10%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
David Lee Hobson 85%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 15%
Darlene Hooley 10%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 55%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Henry Hyde 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
William Jefferson 15%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Christopher John 40%
Nancy Johnson 65%
Tim Johnson 65%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 90%
Sue Kelly 75%
Mark Kennedy 80%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Gerald Kleczka 10%
Joseph Knollenberg 85%
James Kolbe 85%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
Ray LaHood 70%
Nicholas Lampson 5%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 70%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 85%
Ron Lewis 90%
John Linder 90%
William Lipinski 20%
Ken Lucas 60%
Don Manzullo 90%
Robert Matsui 5%
Karen McCarthy 5%
James McCrery III 85%
John McHugh 75%
Scott McInnis 85%
Michael McNulty 5%
Martin Meehan 5%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Alan Mollohan 15%
Dennis Moore 15%
Jack Murtha 25%
Sue Myrick 95%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 90%
Robert William Ney 85%
Anne Northup 90%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 85%
James Nussle 85%
Jim Oberstar 15%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Thomas William Osborne 80%
Doug Ose 80%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 80%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 80%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 85%
Todd Platts 75%
Richard Pombo 90%
Earl Pomeroy 5%
Deborah Pryce 85%
Jack Quinn 65%
George Radanovich 85%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 85%
Denny Rehberg 85%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Thomas Reynolds 85%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 5%
Jim Ryun 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 5%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 35%
Jim Saxton 70%
Edward Schrock 95%
John Shadegg 95%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 75%
Donald Sherwood 90%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 80%
Ike Skelton 30%
Nick Smith 75%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 85%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 15%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Charles Stenholm 35%
Ted Strickland 5%
Bart Stupak 5%
John Sununu 95%
John Sweeney 80%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 15%
William Tauzin 85%
Charles Taylor 85%
Gene Taylor 35%
William Thomas 75%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
Ed Towns 20%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 10%
James Turner 20%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 85%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 5%
David Weldon 85%
W. Curtis Weldon 65%
Gerald Weller 85%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 85%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 5%
Albert Wynn 10%
Bill Young 85%

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