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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 52%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 45%
Rodney Alexander 35%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 100%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 62%
Rob Andrews 24%
Kelly Ayotte 64%
Michele Bachmann 80%
Spencer Bachus 52%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Ron Barber 20%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 62%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 68%
John Barrow 43%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
Max Baucus 18%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 25%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
Mark Begich 5%
Dan Benishek 57%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
Kerry Bentivolio 76%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
Tim Bishop 19%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 67%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 67%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 29%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 41%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 38%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 55%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 43%
Barbara Boxer 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
Bruce Braley 19%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 76%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 52%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 57%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 71%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 48%
Dave Camp 52%
John Campbell III 25%
Eric Cantor 52%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 43%
Lois Capps 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 19%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 52%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 29%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 15%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 81%
Jason Chaffetz 65%
Saxby Chambliss 52%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 33%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 29%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 30%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
Dan Coats 62%
Howard Coble 70%
Thomas Coburn 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 41%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 67%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 30%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 38%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 48%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 65%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 67%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 62%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 29%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 55%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 67%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 19%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 48%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 57%
Ander Crenshaw 40%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 29%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 52%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 29%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 48%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
John Dingell 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 24%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 30%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 19%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 65%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 81%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Donna Edwards 29%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 33%
Renee Ellmers 57%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 24%
Bill Enyart 24%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 71%
Sam Farr 20%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 30%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Stephen Fincher 62%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 68%
Mike Fitzpatrick 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 67%
John Fleming, Jr. 81%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 67%
Randy Forbes 52%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 29%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 35%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 24%
Pete Gallego 24%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 14%
Joe Garcia 25%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 62%
Scott Garrett 67%
Jim Gerlach 43%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 57%
Chris Gibson 38%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
Phil Gingrey 95%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 62%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 76%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 55%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 76%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 67%
Alan Grayson 29%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 67%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 33%
Michael Grimm 35%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 52%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 25%
Kay Hagan 5%
Janice Hahn 24%
Ralph Hall 76%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 29%
Richard Hanna 35%

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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