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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Fair Taxation

2008 Positions on the FairTax

State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 2
Rodney Alexander 2
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 2
Richard Hugh Baker 2
Roscoe Bartlett 2
Brian Bilbray 2
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 2
Jo Bonner, Jr. 2
Dan Boren 2
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 2
Henry Brown, Jr. 2
Ginny Brown-Waite 2
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 2
Dan Burton 2
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 2
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 2
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 2
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 2
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 2
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 2
Barbara Cubin 2
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 2
David Davis 2
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 2
Thelma Drake 2
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 2
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 2
Tom Feeney 2
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 2
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 2
Wayne Gilchrest 2
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 2
Virgil Goode, Jr. 2
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 2
J. Dennis Hastert 2
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2
Duncan Hunter 2
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 2
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 2
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 2
Ric Keller 2
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 2
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 2
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 2
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 2
John Linder 2
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 2
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 2
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 2
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 2
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 2
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 2
Sue Myrick 2
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 2
Charles Norwood, Jr. 2
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 2
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 2
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 2
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 2
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 2
Cliff Stearns 2
John Sullivan 2
Tom Tancredo 2
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 2
Todd Tiahrt 2
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 2
Zach Wamp 2
David Weldon 2
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 2
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 2
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 2
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 2
J. Gresham Barrett 1
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 1
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 1
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 1
James DeMint 1
John Doolittle 1
John Ensign 1
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 1
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 1
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 1
Pete Hoekstra 1
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 1
Jerry Lewis 1
Dick Lugar 1
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 1
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 1
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 1
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1
John Shadegg 1
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 1
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 1
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 1
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0
Gary Ackerman 0
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
Wayne Allard 0
Jason Altmire 0
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 0
Joe Baca, Sr. 0
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0
Max Baucus 0
Evan Bayh 0
Melissa Bean 0
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0
Bob Bennett 0
Shelley Berkley 0
Marion Berry 0
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0
Judy Biggert 0
Jeff Bingaman 0
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0
Kit Bond 0
Mary Bono Mack 0
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 0
Rick Boucher 0
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0
Nancy Boyda 0
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0
Jim Bunning 0
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0
Steve Buyer 0
Robert Byrd 0
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0
Chris Cannon 0
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0
Joseph Cao 0
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0
Dennis Cardoza 0
Russ Carnahan 0
Christopher Carney 0
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0
Julia Carson 0
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0
Ben Chandler III 0
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0
Norm Coleman 0
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0
Kent Conrad 0
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0
Jerry Costello 0
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0
Robert Cramer 0
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0
Artur Davis 0
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0
Geoff Davis 0
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0
Thomas Davis III 0
Bill Delahunt 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0
Chris Dodd 0
Elizabeth Dole 0
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0
Byron Dorgan 0
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0
David Dreier 0
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
Vern Ehlers 0

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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