Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 38%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 30%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 35%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 80%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 5%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 62%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 30%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 25%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 45%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 37%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 26%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 68%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 21%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 26%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 21%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 65%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 85%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 35%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 58%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 75%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 21%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 77%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 30%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 60%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 16%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 40%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 50%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 53%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 85%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 74%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 75%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 15%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 38%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 77%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 30%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 35%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 80%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 5%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 62%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 30%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 25%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 45%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 20%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 90%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 16%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 15%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 15%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 15%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 15%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 16%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 20%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 37%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 16%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 21%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 16%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 16%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 16%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 16%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 26%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 68%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 21%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 23%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 15%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 26%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 21%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 65%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 26%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 16%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 20%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 15%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 8%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 85%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 75%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 35%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 58%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 10%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 50%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 11%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 11%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 15%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 20%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 75%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 21%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 5%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 77%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 30%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 21%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 16%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 30%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 60%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 16%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 40%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 50%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 25%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 53%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 85%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 74%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 16%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 20%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 15%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 15%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 75%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 11%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 15%
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