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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Tax Limitation Committee

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Wayne Allard 96%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 14%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 97%
John Ashcroft 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 95%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 97%
Charlie Bass 68%
Herbert Bateman 84%
Max Baucus 11%
Bob Bennett 74%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 16%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 42%
Brian Bilbray 63%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Rod Blagojevich 11%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 95%
Sherwood Boehlert 39%
Kit Bond 68%
Henry Bonilla 94%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Robert Borski, Jr. 11%
Leonard Boswell 29%
Rick Boucher 6%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
John Breaux 29%
George Brown, Jr. 3%
Richard Bryan 11%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 81%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 95%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 71%
Thomas Campbell 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
Chris Cannon 91%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 55%
John Chafee 46%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 84%
William Clay, Sr. 3%
Eva Clayton 11%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 11%
Robert Clement 29%
Michael Collins 95%
Larry Combest 97%
Gary Condit 58%
Kent Conrad 7%
Merrill Cook 84%
John Cooksey 89%
Jerry Costello 16%
Paul Coverdell 93%
Christopher Cox 97%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 97%
Randall Cunningham 91%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 24%
Thomas Davis III 67%
Bill Delahunt 5%
Thomas DeLay 95%
Peter Deutsch 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Jay Dickey 97%
Norm Dicks 16%
Julian Dixon 3%
Chris Dodd 11%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 34%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 7%
David Dreier 97%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Philip English 58%
Bob Etheridge 26%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 97%
Thomas Ewing 84%
Russ Feingold 11%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 92%
Michael Patrick Forbes 46%
Harold Ford, Jr. 13%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Tillie Fowler 86%
Barney Frank 3%
Robert Franks 45%
William Frist 81%
Jonas Frost III 24%
Elton Gallegly 87%
John Ganske 63%
Sam Gejdenson 14%
George Gekas 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 11%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 81%
Benjamin Gilman 47%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 81%
William Goodling 92%
Bart Gordon 39%
Slade Gorton 64%
Porter Goss 89%
Daniel Graham 14%
William Phillip Gramm 96%
Rodney Grams 96%
James Greenwood 58%
Judd Gregg 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Tony Hall 29%
James Hansen 94%
J. Dennis Hastert 97%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Rick Hill 78%
Van Hilleary 95%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 17%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Pete Hoekstra 97%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 23%
Darlene Hooley 5%
Stephen Horn 53%
John Nathan Hostettler 89%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Kenny Hulshof 84%
Duncan Hunter 97%
Asa Hutchinson 89%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Henry Hyde 89%
Daniel Inouye 12%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 9%
James Merrill Jeffords 32%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 46%
Nancy Johnson 34%
Paul Kanjorski 11%
Sue Kelly 49%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 3%
Patrick Kennedy 11%
Bob Kerrey 21%
Dale Kildee 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
Gerald Kleczka 13%
Ronald Klink 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 95%
Herb Kohl 21%
James Kolbe 82%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 5%
Ray LaHood 68%
Nicholas Lampson 11%
Tom Lantos 5%
Stephen Largent 97%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 73%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
John Linder 97%
William Lipinski 32%
Robert Livingston 95%
Trent Lott, Sr. 82%
Dick Lugar 68%
William Luther 13%
Connie Mack 89%
James Maloney 32%
Don Manzullo 89%

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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