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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 15%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
Todd Akin 90%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
Cass Ballenger 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Charlie Bass 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 90%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
Henry Bonilla 85%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 85%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 85%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
Chris Cannon 90%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 90%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
Brad Carson 40%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
Michael Collins 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
Jerry Costello 20%
Christopher Cox 90%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 95%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
Barbara Cubin 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
James Davis 5%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15%
Thomas Davis III 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 90%
James DeMint 95%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
David Dreier 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 85%
Jennifer Dunn 85%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
Philip English 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
Michael Ferguson 70%
Bob Filner 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
Ernest Fletcher 80%
Mark Foley 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 91%
Harold Ford, Jr. 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 85%
Mark Green 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 15%
James Greenwood 70%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 5%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
Jane Harman 35%
Melissa Hart 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 55%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 85%
Robert Hayes 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 90%
Joel Hefley 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Baron Hill 10%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
David Lee Hobson 85%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 5%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 15%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
Darlene Hooley 10%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 55%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Henry Hyde 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 85%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 5%
William Jefferson 15%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Christopher John 40%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 5%
Nancy Johnson 65%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
Tim Johnson 65%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 90%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
Ric Keller 90%
Sue Kelly 75%
Mark Kennedy 80%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 70%
Gerald Kleczka 10%
Joseph Knollenberg 85%
James Kolbe 85%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
Ray LaHood 70%
Nicholas Lampson 5%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 5%
Tom Lantos 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 75%
Steve LaTourette 70%
James Leach 60%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%

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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