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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Fair Taxation

2008 Positions on the FairTax

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0
Todd Akin 2
Rodney Alexander 2
Wayne Allard 0
Thomas Allen -1
Jason Altmire 0
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 0
Joe Baca, Sr. 0
Brian Baird -1
Richard Hugh Baker 2
J. Gresham Barrett 1
Roscoe Bartlett 2
Max Baucus 0
Evan Bayh 0
Melissa Bean 0
Bob Bennett 0
Shelley Berkley 0
Howard Berman -1
Marion Berry 0
Judy Biggert 0
Brian Bilbray 2
Jeff Bingaman 0
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 2
Mary Bono Mack 0
Dan Boren 2
Leonard Boswell -1
Rick Boucher 0
Allen Boyd, Jr. -1
Nancy Boyda 0
Henry Brown, Jr. 2
Ginny Brown-Waite 2
Jim Bunning 0
Dan Burton 2
Steve Buyer 0
Robert Byrd 0
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
Joseph Cao 0
Dennis Cardoza 0
Russ Carnahan 0
Christopher Carney 0
Julia Carson 0
Mike Castle -1
Ben Chandler III 0
Hillary Clinton -1
Norm Coleman 0
Kent Conrad 0
Jerry Costello 0
Larry Craig -1
Robert Cramer 0
Barbara Cubin 2
Artur Davis 0
David Davis 2
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis -1
Thomas Davis III 0
Bill Delahunt 0
James DeMint 1
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0
Norm Dicks -1
Chris Dodd 0
Elizabeth Dole 0
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 1
Byron Dorgan 0
Thelma Drake 2
David Dreier 0
Chet Edwards -1
Vern Ehlers 0
Brad Ellsworth 0
Jo Ann Emerson 0
Philip English 0
John Ensign 1
Bob Etheridge 0
Terry Everett 0
Tom Feeney 2
Russ Feingold -1
Michael Ferguson 0
Bob Filner 0
Luis Fortuño 0
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0
Barney Frank -1
Elton Gallegly 0
Gabrielle Giffords 0
Wayne Gilchrest 2
Paul Gillmor 0
Charlie Gonzalez 0
Virgil Goode, Jr. 2
Bart Gordon -1
Judd Gregg -1
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0
John Hall 0
Debbie Halvorson 0
Phil Hare 0
Jane Harman 0
J. Dennis Hastert 2
Robert Hayes 0
Wally Herger, Jr. -1
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin -1
Baron Hill -1
Maurice Hinchey -1
David Lee Hobson 0
Paul Hodes 0
Pete Hoekstra 1
Thomas Holden 0
Darlene Hooley 0
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 2
Kay Hutchison 0
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0
Daniel Inouye 0
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0
William Jefferson 0
Tim Johnson 0
Steve Kagen 0
Paul Kanjorski -1
Ric Keller 2
Edward Kennedy, Sr. -1
Patrick Kennedy 0
Dale Kildee 0
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0
Ron Klein 0
Joseph Knollenberg 0
Herb Kohl 0
Suzanne Kosmas -1
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 0
Dennis Kucinich 0
John Kuhl, Jr. 0
Jon Kyl 0
Ray LaHood 0
Nicholas Lampson 0
Tom Lantos 0
Steve LaTourette -1
Frank Lautenberg 0
Jerry Lewis 1
Ron Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 0
Blanche Lincoln 0
John Linder 2
Trent Lott, Sr. 0
Dick Lugar 1
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV 0
Tim Mahoney 0
Don Manzullo 0
Betsy Markey 0
Jim Marshall -1
Melquiades Martinez 0
Thaddeus McCotter 0
James McCrery III 0
John McHugh 0
Michael McNulty 0
Martin Meehan 0
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0
Charlie Melancon, Sr. -1
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0
Brad Miller 0
Walt Minnick 0
Harry Mitchell -1
Alan Mollohan -1
Dennis Moore -1
Patrick Murphy 0
Jack Murtha 0
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 2
Ben Nelson -1
Charles Norwood, Jr. 2
Jim Oberstar -1
Dave Obey 0
John Olver 0
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 0
John Peterson 0
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
Todd Platts 0
Earl Pomeroy -1
Jon Porter, Sr. 0
Deborah Pryce 0
George Radanovich 0
James Ramstad 0
Ralph Regula 0
Denny Rehberg 0
Richard Renzi 0
Silvestre Reyes 0
Thomas Reynolds 0
Ciro Rodriguez -1
Mike Ross 0
Steve Rothman 0
Ken Salazar -1
William Sali 0
Jim Saxton 0
Mark Schauer -1
Jean Schmidt 0
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0
John Shadegg 1
Christopher Shays -1

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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