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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 70%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 61%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 8%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 3%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 82%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 76%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 97%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 23%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 87%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 3%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 73%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 74%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 18%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 14%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 3%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 72%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 72%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 3%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 3%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 67%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 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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