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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
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 1
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic -1
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 1
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 2
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 2
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 2
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 2
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 2
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 2
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 1
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 2
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic -1
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 2
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican -1
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 2
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 1
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic -1
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 2
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 2
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 2
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic -1
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic -1
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 0
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic -1
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic -1
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 0
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic -1
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic -1
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic -1
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0
Neil Abercrombie 0
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
Michele Bachmann 0
Spencer Bachus 2
Brian Baird -1
Richard Hugh Baker 2
J. Gresham Barrett 1
John Barrow -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
Tim Bishop 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
Bruce Braley 0
Paul Broun 2
Henry Brown, Jr. 2
Ginny Brown-Waite 2
Jim Bunning 0
Dan Burton 2
Steve Buyer 0
Robert Byrd 0
Dave Camp 0
John Campbell III 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
Saxby Chambliss 2
Ben Chandler III 0
Donna Christensen 0
Hillary Clinton -1
Howard Coble 0
Thomas Coburn 2
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
John Dingell 0
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
Jim Gerlach 0
Gabrielle Giffords 0
Wayne Gilchrest 2
Paul Gillmor 0
Phil Gingrey 2
Charlie Gonzalez 0
Virgil Goode, Jr. 2
Bart Gordon -1
Judd Gregg -1
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0
Charles Hagel 0
John Hall 0
Ralph Hall 1
Debbie Halvorson 0
Phil Hare 0
Tom Harkin 0
Jane Harman 0
J. Dennis Hastert 2
Doc Hastings 0
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
Rush Holt, Jr. 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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