Rating Group: Freedom Democrats

2005-2006 Positions on Economic Issues

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 18%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 18%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 30%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 5%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 8%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 15%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 23%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 15%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 20%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 13%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 40%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 63%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 13%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 10%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 13%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 18%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 5%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 38%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 38%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 68%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 33%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 18%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 28%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 25%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 18%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 18%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 18%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 18%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 15%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 18%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 13%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 13%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 15%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 13%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 15%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 30%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 18%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 8%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 30%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 13%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 5%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 8%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 15%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 15%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 15%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 13%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 23%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 18%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 15%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 18%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 15%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 25%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 8%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 20%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 10%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 30%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 13%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 13%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 10%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 23%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 40%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 63%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 13%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 13%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 10%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 18%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 18%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 18%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 10%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 13%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 15%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 18%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 15%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 5%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 10%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 38%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 88%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 68%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 40%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 38%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 8%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 18%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 13%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 68%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 33%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 10%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 18%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 28%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 13%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 8%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 25%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 20%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 15%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 18%
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