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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Worker Freedom

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 44%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 67%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 11%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 11%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 56%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 11%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 63%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 89%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 56%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 63%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 78%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 44%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 44%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 44%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 63%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 67%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 13%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 75%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 56%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 56%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 78%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 78%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 89%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 67%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%

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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