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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 36%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 55%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 48%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 62%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 19%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 52%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 91%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 73%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 67%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 24%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 23%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 24%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 41%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 41%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 41%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 14%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 71%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 67%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 41%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic 0%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 68%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 82%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 64%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 62%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 9%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 9%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 86%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 59%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 45%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 55%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 76%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 0%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 77%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 14%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 68%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 52%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 52%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 52%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 29%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 57%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 52%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 52%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 57%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 67%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 24%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 57%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 76%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 29%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 24%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 14%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 71%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 80%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 45%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 19%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 57%

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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