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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2016 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 73%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 82%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 64%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 64%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 72%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 72%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 72%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 76%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Martha McSally Republican 68%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 24%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 18%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 73%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 16%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 12%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 27%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 20%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 56%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 84%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 64%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 70%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 88%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 18%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 16%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 73%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 12%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 82%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 64%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 18%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 63%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 68%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 72%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 76%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 72%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 55%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 64%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 64%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 91%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 16%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 68%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 76%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 55%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 76%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 17%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 36%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 18%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 16%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 79%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 John Moolenaar Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 12 Debbie Dingell Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 14 Brenda Lawrence Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 9%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 16%
MN U.S. House 6 Tom Emmer Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 58%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 76%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 92%

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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