Freedom Activist Network's Guide To
Officeholder & Candidate Ratings
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Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF)
workerfreedom.org
Congressional Ratings workerfreedom.org/congressional-ratings
Vote Smart votesmart.org/interest-group/1856/alliance-for-worker-freedom
American Civil Liberites Union (ACLU)
aclu.org
Key Votes: Congress ssl.capwiz.com/aclu/keyvotes.xc/?lvl=C
Vote Smart http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1378/american-civil-liberties-union
American Conservative Union (ACU)
conservative.org
ACU Ratings conservative.org/legislative-ratings
Vote Smart votesmart.org/interest-group/1481/american-conservative-union
American Family Association (AFP)
afa.net
Vote Smart votesmart.org/interest-group/1497/american-family-association
American Land Rights Association (ALRA)
landrights.org 2004 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=002953M
Median: 57%
Most Favorable: 100% (118)
Least Favorable: 0% (131)
American Library Association (ALA)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=766
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
2005 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=004110M
Americans for Fair Taxation (AFT)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=1862
Americans For Prosperity (AFP)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=310
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)
US Congress Ratings and Awards atr.org/national/ratings/index.html
2005 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=004235M&sort=namelastname
Median: 75%
Most Favorable: 100% Roscoe G Bartlett, John A Boehner, Charles T Hage, John D Hayworth, Mel Martinez, Stevan E Pearce, George P Radanovich, Mark E Souder
Least Favorable: 0% Leonard L Boswell, Kent Conrad, Byron L Dorgan, Richard J Durbin, Barack H Obama
 
John Birch Society (JBS)
 
Center for Trade Policy Studies of Cato Institute (CATO)
Christian Coalition (CC)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=1467
US Congress cc.org/scorecards/scorecards98.html, email coalition@cc.org
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=13
US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=003857M
Median: 40%
Most Favorable: 100% Tom C Feeney, Jeff Flake; 98% Steven J Chabot, Edward R Royce; 97% Jim W DeMint, E Scott Garrett, Jeb Hensarling, John B Shedegg
Least Favorable: 0% (26)
Citizens for Limited Taxation (CLT)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=1483
Club For Growth (CFG)
2006 US Senators clubforgrowth.org/2007/03/the_2006_congressional_scoreca_1.php
Median: 43%
Most Favorable: 100% Thomas Allen Coburn, Jim W DeMint, John E Sununu; 99% Michael B Enzi; 98% Samuel D Brownback; 94% (4)
Least Favorable: 0% (17)
2006 US Representatives clubforgrowth.org/2007/03/the_2006_congressional_scoreca.php
Median: 39%
Most Favorable: 100% Jeff Flake, Jeb Hensarling, John B Shedegg; 98% Trent Franks; 97% Mike Pence; 94% Steve A King
Least Favorable: 0% Tammy Baldwin, Janice D Schakowsky, David Wu; 1% Diane E Watson; 4% (15)
Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
Congressional Quarterly
Vote Watch pathfinder.com/@@c9GgYQcAFLAE9o@8/CQ/index.html
CongressionalReportCards.org
service of Voter Information Service
vis.org/crc/default.aspx, congressionalreportcards.org
 
Democrats.com
Drug Policy Alliance Network (DPAN) formerly Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)
US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=3175
Median: 50%
Most Favorable: 100% (28); 83% (63)
Least Favorable: 17% (49)
 
Family Research Council (FRC)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=718
Freedom Democrats (FD)
freedomdemocrats.org
2005-2006 Economic Issues US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=3406
Median: 18%
Most Favorable: 100% Jeff Flake; 98% Ronald Ernest Paul; 93% Scott Garnett, Jeb Hensarling, James Sensenbrenner
Least Favorable: 3% John Murtha, Solomon Ortiz; 5% (7)
2005-2006 Social Issues US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=3405
Median: 50%
Most Favorable: 97% William Clay; 93% Barney Frank, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren; 90% (11)
Least Favorable: 7% Nathan Deal, Phil Gingrey, Samuel Johnson, John Linder, Jeff Miller; 10% (17)
2005 US Senators freedomdemocrats.org/node/526
2005 US Representatives freedomdemocrats.org/HouseScorecard01Total
FreedomWorks (FW)
freedomworks.org/capitol_watch/candidate/index.php, cse.org/capitol_watch/candidate/index.php, email cse@cse.org
 
Goldwater Institute (GI)
Granite Staters for Medical Marijuana (GSMM)
Medical Marijuana Voting Guide granitestaters.com/candidates
Most Favorable: A+ Maurice Robert Gravel, Dennis J Kucinich, Ronald Ernest Paul, William Richardson, Thomas Gerald Tancredo
Least Favorable: F Rudolph W Guiliani, Michael Dale Huckabee, Duncan L Hunter, John Sidney McCain, Willard Mitt Romney
Gun Owners of America (GOA)
votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=004054M, gunowners.org/activism.htm
Median: %
Most Favorable: 100%
Least Favorable: 0%
 
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=1933
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Congressional Scorecards hrc.org/congress/votrecrd.html, votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=1256
 
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Voting Records Database lccr.org/vote, policy.net/cgi-bin/scorecard/searchform.cgi?ORG=Leadership+Conference+on+Civil+Rights&x=13&y=6
League of Private Property Voters
landrights.org
Congressional Vote Index landrights.org/_private/lppvhome.htm
2007 Congressional Vote Index landrights.org/2007VI.pdf
2006 Congressional Vote Index landrights.org/2006VI.pdf
2005 Congressional Vote Index landrights.org/2005VI.pdf
2004 Congressional Vote Index landrights.org/2004VI.pdf
2003 Congressional Vote Index landrights.org/2003VI.pdf
1998 US Senate landrights.org/_private/1052nd/1052Senfr.pdf
1998 US Senate Historical Scores landrights.org/_private/1052nd/105SScores.pdf
1998 US House landrights.org/_private/1052nd/1052House.pdf
1997 US Senate landrights.org/_private/1051st/105Senfr.pdf
1997 US House landrights.org/_private/1051st/105House.pdf
1996 US Senate landrights.org/_private/1042ND/1042Sen.pdf
1996 US House landrights.org/_private/1042ND/1042ndHouse.pdf
1995 US Senate landrights.org/_private/1041ST/104sen.pdf
1995 US House landrights.org/_private/1041ST/104House.pdf
Liberty Committee (LC)
thelibertycommittee.org
2006 US Representatives freedomdemocrats.org/node/739, freedomdemocrats.org/files/LibertyCommitteeScorecard01.html
Median: 40
Most Favorable: 130 Ronald Ernest Paul, 110 Cynthia Ann McKinney, 100 Neil Abercrombie, Bernard Sanders, Barney Frank
Least Favorable: 0 Jo Ann Emerson, Katherine Harris, Darrell E Issa, John R Kuhl Jr, John L Mica, W Curtis Weldon
MichiganVotes.org
michiganvotes.org
 
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL)
2005 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=004074M
Median: 10%
Most Favorable: 100% (175)
Least Favorable: 0% (264)
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda
Congressional Scorecard hispanicagenda.org, lulac.org/NHLA.html
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
2006 US Representatives votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=3367, issues2000.org/Notebook/Note_06n-NORML.htm
Median: -15
Most Favorable: +30 (18); +25 (10); +20 (38)
Least Favorable: -30 (95); -25 (11); -20 (69)
2005 US Representatives votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=2081
Median: -3
Most Favorable: +19 James A McDermott, George Miller, Fortney H Stark; +18 Maurice D Hinchey ; +16 (16); +14 (2); +13 (8)
Least Favorable: -10 Mark E Souder, F James Sensenbrenner; -3 (251)
2004 Presidential Candidate Report Card norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5895
National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Rifle Association (NRA)
2004 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=003284M
Median: A-
Most Favorable: A+ (19)
Least Favorable: F (131)
National Right To Life Committee (NRLC)
capwiz.com/nrlc/scorecard.xc?chamber=H&state=US&session=111&x=8&y=14
2005-2006 US Representatives capwiz.com/nrlc/scorecard/?chamber=H&session=109&x=11&y=10
2005-2006 US Senators capwiz.com/nrlc/scorecard/?chamber=S&session=109&x=9&y=10
2003-2004 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=003163M
Median: 64%
Most Favorable: 100% (160)
Least Favorable: 0% (140)
National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC)
limittaxes.org, votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=23
National Taxpayers Union (NTU)
ntu.org/main/misc.php?MiscID=13, ntu.org/main/misc.php?MiscID=12, ntu.org/main/components/ratescongress
2005 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=004117M
Median: 49%
Most Favorable: 91% Jeff Flake, John E Sununu; 87% Jon Kyl; 85% Jim W DeMint; 84% Ronald Ernest Paul
Least Favorable: 4% Richard J Durbin; 5% Barbara A Mikulski, Harry M Reid, Paul S Sarbanes; 6% Barack H Obama, Debbie Ann Stabenow; 7% (10)
 
On The Issues
 
Peace Action
"Peace Voter" peace-action.org/pv98.html
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=1578
Poker Players Alliance
Policy.net
"Scorecard" policy.net/scorecard
Project Vote Smart
votesmart.org, vote-smart.org
Public Citizen
"Congress Watch" citizen.org/congress, policy.net/cgi-bin/scorecard/searchform.cgi?ORG=Public+Citizen&x=14&y=7
 
Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC)
2005 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=004156M
2005 US Congress Economic Issues votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=004154M
2005 US Congress Personal Liberties votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?sig_id=004155M
Median: %
Most Favorable: 100%
Least Favorable: 0%
 
Republican Reason Caucus (RRC)
2011-2011 Congressional Scorecard republicanreason.org/scorecards/RRC%20112th%20Congress%20House%20Scorecard.pdf
Median: D+ 40%
Most Favorable: A+ 93% Justin A Amash
Least Favorable: F 0% Dennis A Cardoza, Donald M Payne, Edolphus Towns
2011-2012 Senate Scorecard republicanreason.org/scorecards/RRC%20112th%20Congress%20Senate%20Scorecard.pdf
Median: D+ 35%
Most Favorable: A+ 100% Randal Howard Paul; A 87% Jim W DeMint, Michael Shumway Lee
Least Favorable: F 0% Mary L Landrieu, Barbara A Mikulski; F 7% Richard M Blumenthal, Barbara Boxer, Jeanne Shaheen
 
SelectSmart.com
American Presidential Candidate Selector selectsmart.com/PRESIDENT
Sentencing Project
2008 Presidential Candidates’ Platforms on Criminal Justice sentencingproject.org/tmp/File/PresidentialCandidatesPlatforms.pdf
Sportsmen's and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance (SAOVA)
saova.org
 
Thats My Congress (TMC)
thatsmycongress.com
House thatsmycongress.com/house
Senate thatsmycongress.com/senate
Editor's note: Thats My Congress defines "conservative" as opposed to "liberal" concern for "respect for constitutional protections of American civil liberty, transparency and public access in government, equal treatment of people under law, the respect and pursuit of empirical knowledge through support for science and education, protection of the Earth's environmental richness, strengthening of economic opportunity for all, pursuit of peaceful solutions and opposition to militarism in policy". Thats My Congress is self-identified as "liberal" and "progressive".
Traditional Values Coalition (TVC)
votesmart.org/interest-group/1671
 
USA Votes
usavotes.org
United States Chamber of Commerce
uschamber.com
votesmart.org/interest-group/755/united-states-chamber-of-commerce
2012 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating6763/
2012 US Congress Lifetime Score votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/6764
2011 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/5991
2010 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/5838
2009 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/5204
2008 US Congress Lifetime Score votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/4445
2008 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/4442
2007 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/4207
2006 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/3686
2005 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/3187
2004 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/38
2003 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/2480
2002 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/2079
2001 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/1800
2000 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/1358
1999 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/859
1998 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/602
1997 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/114
1996 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/5
1992 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/407
1991 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/406
1990 US Congress Positions votesmart.org/interest-group/755/rating/405
 
Vote Hemp
2008 Presidential Candidate Report Card votehemp.com/voter_guide.html
2002 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=2061