Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2016 Positions

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State Office 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 - 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. 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 - 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 - 21 David Valadao Republican 52%
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 Darrell Issa Republican 77%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 13%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 72%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 24%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 16%
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%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 72%
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 - 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 - 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. 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 - 8 Austin Scott 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%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 18%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 73%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 82%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 68%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 72%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 72%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 92%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 92%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 4%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 64%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 64%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 72%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 72%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 72%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 76%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 13%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 8%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 17%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 92%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 17%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 80%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 16%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 13%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 88%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 20%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 8%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 12%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 16%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 9%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 17%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 12%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 17%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 17%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 16%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao R 52%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 64%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 76%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 8%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 16%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 12%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 25%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 16%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 17%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 9%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 16%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 12%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 16%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 64%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 17%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 16%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 77%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 12%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 13%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 72%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 24%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 18%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 16%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 92%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 12%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 20%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 72%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 27%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 18%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 16%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 13%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 20%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 20%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 8%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 83%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 84%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 13%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 8%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 17%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 4%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 8%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 56%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 84%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 79%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 16%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 16%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 84%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice R 100%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk R 92%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen R 92%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 13%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 18%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 9%
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