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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 24%
Wayne Allard 98%
George Allen 90%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 3%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Brian Baird 6%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
Cass Ballenger 81%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Charlie Bass 81%
Max Baucus 41%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Beauprez 95%
Chris Bell 0%
Bob Bennett 93%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Shelley Berkley 3%
Howard Berman 3%
Marion Berry 9%
Judy Biggert 70%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Tim Bishop 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 85%
Henry Bonilla 65%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 67%
Mary Bono Mack 77%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 6%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 23%
John Breaux 23%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 93%
Max Burns 81%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 84%
Robert Byrd 8%
Dave Camp 78%
Ben Campbell 90%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 89%
Dennis Cardoza 9%
Brad Carson 27%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 17%
Mike Castle 60%
Lincoln Chafee 63%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Ben Chandler III 19%
Chris Chocola 92%
Hillary Clinton 5%
Howard Coble 92%
Norm Coleman 88%
Michael Collins 80%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jon Corzine 10%
Jerry Costello 12%
Christopher Cox 94%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 18%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 81%
Thomas Daschle 8%
Artur Davis 6%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Lincoln Davis 28%
Thomas Davis III 63%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 84%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Norm Dicks 3%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 87%
Calvin Dooley 26%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 5%
David Dreier 70%
Jennifer Dunn 86%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 78%
Philip English 65%
John Ensign 98%
Bob Etheridge 3%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 86%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 13%
Michael Ferguson 78%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 95%
Mark Foley 76%
Harold Ford, Jr. 7%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 84%
Barney Frank 3%
William Frist 88%
Jonas Frost III 6%
Elton Gallegly 76%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gerlach 68%
Jim Gibbons 94%
Wayne Gilchrest 68%
Paul Gillmor 73%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
Bart Gordon 15%
Porter Goss 72%
Daniel Graham 6%
Mark Green 84%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 93%
Gilbert Gutknecht 97%
Charles Hagel 95%
Ralph Hall 70%
Tom Harkin 3%
Jane Harman 12%
Katherine Harris 86%
Melissa Hart 81%
Doc Hastings 84%
Robert Hayes 84%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 84%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 31%
Baron Hill 9%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 14%
Ernest Hollings 14%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 11%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 53%
Kenny Hulshof 86%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Henry Hyde 78%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 72%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 3%
James Merrill Jeffords 5%
William Lewis Jenkins 81%
Christopher John 17%
Nancy Johnson 69%
Tim Johnson 65%
Timothy Johnson 6%
Paul Kanjorski 12%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 92%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 84%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 67%
Herb Kohl 5%
James Kolbe 65%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 98%
Ray LaHood 63%
Nicholas Lampson 3%
Mary Landrieu 18%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 70%
Steve LaTourette 65%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
James Leach 57%
Carl Levin 8%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Ron Lewis 89%
Joe Lieberman 3%
Blanche Lincoln 23%
John Linder 89%
William Lipinski 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Ken Lucas 27%
Dick Lugar 95%

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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