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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 83%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 37%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 6%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 26%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 5%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 72%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 83%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 6%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 94%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 84%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 95%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 32%
Steve Austria 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 94%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 77%
Brian Baird 22%
J. Gresham Barrett 72%
John Barrow 26%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 14%
Melissa Bean 6%
Mark Begich 4%
Bob Bennett 91%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 39%
Judy Biggert 84%
Brian Bilbray 83%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 94%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 37%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 94%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 11%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 67%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Scott Brown 57%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 91%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 67%
Dave Camp 78%
John Campbell III 78%
Eric Cantor 95%
Joseph Cao 56%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 68%
Saxby Chambliss 86%
Ben Chandler III 32%
Travis Childers 58%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 11%
Ander Crenshaw 83%
Kathy Dahlkemper 6%
Artur Davis 33%
Geoff Davis 89%
Lincoln Davis 39%
Bill Delahunt 6%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 95%
Steve Driehaus 16%
Donna Edwards 11%
Chet Edwards 47%
Vern Ehlers 72%
Brad Ellsworth 5%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Sam Farr 16%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 5%
Russ Feingold 43%
Bob Filner 11%
John Fleming, Jr. 95%
Randy Forbes 95%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Scott Garrett 95%
Jim Gerlach 84%
Gabrielle Giffords 16%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Bart Gordon 0%
Alan Grayson 0%
Judd Gregg 86%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 72%
Kay Hagan 0%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 95%
Debbie Halvorson 5%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 4%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 11%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 6%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 32%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Mike Honda 6%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 11%
Mike Johanns 91%
Tim Johnson 84%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 6%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ted Kaufman 5%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 95%
Mark Kirk 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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