Freedom Activist Network's Guide To
Officeholder & Candidate Ratings
of Interest to Freedom Activists

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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
2011 Most Conservative: 89% Doug Lamborn; 86% Michael Conaway, Vicky Hartzler
2011 Least Conservative: 0% (17)
2011 Most Liberal: 94% Rush Holt; 91% Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey
2011 Least Liberal: 0% (16)
Senate thatsmycongress.com/senate
2011 Most Conservative: 78% John Barrasso, Michael Enzi, James Inhofe
2011 Least Conservative: 0% (8)
2011 Most Liberal: 90% Sharrod Brown, Thomas Harkin, Jeff Merkley, Bernard Sanders
2011 Least Liberal: 0% (31)
Traditional Values Coalition (TVC)
votesmart.org/issue_group_detail.php?sig_id=1671
 
USA Votes
usavotes.org
 
Vote Hemp
2008 Presidential Candidate Report Card votehemp.com/voter_guide.html
2002 US Congress votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=2061