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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Freedom Democrats

2005-2006 Positions on Social Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ellen Tauscher 80%
Charles Taylor 17%
Gene Taylor 37%
Lee Terry 17%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 10%
John Tierney 87%
Ed Towns 70%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
Mark Udall 80%
James Walsh 13%
Zach Wamp 17%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 87%
Henry Waxman 77%
Anthony Weiner 77%
David Weldon 13%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 20%
Lynn Westmoreland 10%
Robert Wexler 70%
Ed Whitfield 13%
Heather Wilson 20%
Frank Wolf 17%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 77%
Albert Wynn 63%
Bill Young 13%

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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