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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2008 Fiscally Conservative Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican A+
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic F
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican A+
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic F
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic F
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican A
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican A
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic F
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican B
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic F
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican A
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic F
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican A+
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic F
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican A+
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic F
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican B
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic F
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican A+
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican A+
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic F
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican A+
Wayne Allard A+
Max Baucus D
Norm Coleman A
Larry Craig A+
Elizabeth Dole A+
Pete Domenici, Jr. A
Frank Lautenberg F
Gordon Smith A+
Ted Stevens A
John Sununu A+
John Warner A

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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