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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 50%
Dick Lugar 42%
Dan Lungren 79%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Tim Mahoney 20%
Don Manzullo 95%
Jim Marshall 32%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Jim Matheson 25%
Carolyn McCarthy 11%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
James McCrery III 89%
Jim McDermott 10%
John McHugh 25%
Mike McIntyre 20%
Buck McKeon 89%
Michael McNulty 5%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 11%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 21%
John Mica 90%
Mike Michaud 5%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 35%
Gary Miller 60%
George Miller 5%
Jeff Miller 95%
Brad Miller 5%
Harry Mitchell 15%
Alan Mollohan 11%
Dennis Moore 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 10%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Tim Murphy 30%
Jack Murtha 10%
Marilyn Musgrave 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 9%
Randy Neugebauer 100%
Barack Obama II 17%
Jim Oberstar 11%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Ed Pastor 5%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 74%
Tom Petri 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
Joe Pitts 95%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Tom Price 90%
Deborah Pryce 53%
Mark Pryor 0%
Adam Putnam 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 10%
James Ramstad 35%
Charlie Rangel 10%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Harry Reid 8%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 80%
Laura Richardson 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Rogers 80%
Mike Ross 15%
Steve Rothman 5%
John Salazar 11%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 95%
Loretta Sanchez 5%
Jim Saxton 47%
Jean Schmidt 79%
Allyson Schwartz 10%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 10%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 21%
Heath Shuler 10%
Ike Skelton 11%
Gordon Smith 9%
Olympia Snowe 8%
Vic Snyder 10%
Mark Souder 74%
Zack Space 10%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Ted Stevens 42%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sullivan 95%
John Sununu 75%
Betty Sutton 5%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 20%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
Gene Taylor 35%
Lee Terry 85%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 15%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 11%
Mark Udall 10%
David Vitter 67%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 47%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 55%
Diane Watson 5%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 17%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 47%
Lynn Westmoreland 95%
Robert Wexler 5%
Ed Whitfield 65%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Heather Wilson 40%
Frank Wolf 45%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 5%
Albert Wynn 5%
Bill Young 45%

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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