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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 38%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 37%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 94%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 21%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 11%
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 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 53%
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 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 11%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 57%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 57%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 21%
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 12%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 22%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 12%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 57%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 43%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 11%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 14%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 32%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 54%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 29%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 54%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 26%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 74%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
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 11%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 21%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 79%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 69%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 89%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 78%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 23%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 63%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 22%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 32%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 14%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 14%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 57%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 46%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 16%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 21%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 94%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 21%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 21%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 11%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 21%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 89%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 94%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 58%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 16%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Wayne Allard 69%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 57%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 89%
John Barrow 32%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Joe Barton 94%

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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