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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 16%
Scott Rigell 50%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
David Rivera 35%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 30%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 55%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 30%
Mike Rogers 35%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 80%
Mike Ross 21%
Steve Rothman 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 85%
Jon Runyan 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 15%
Loretta Sanchez 15%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 16%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 15%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
Bobby Schilling 42%
Jean Schmidt 75%
Aaron Schock 25%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
Allyson Schwartz 16%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 5%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 37%
Heath Shuler 16%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 45%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 40%
Olympia Snowe 23%
Steve Southerland 75%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 21%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
Pete Stark 16%
Cliff Stearns 85%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 21%
Marlin Stutzman 85%
John Sullivan 65%
Betty Sutton 21%
Lee Terry 45%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 8%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 65%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 42%
John Tierney 20%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 77%
Ed Towns 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 26%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 26%
Bob Turner 25%
Mark Udall 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 21%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 21%
David Vitter 92%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 40%
Joe Walsh 95%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 5%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
Mel Watt 16%
Henry Waxman 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 8%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 35%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 20%
Allen West 60%
Lynn Westmoreland 95%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 8%
Ed Whitfield 42%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 69%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 35%
Frank Wolf 25%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 85%
Lynn Woolsey 21%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 80%
Bill Young 42%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 40%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 60%

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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