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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers for Common Sense

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John McHugh 27
Scott McInnis 44
David McIntosh 40
Cynthia Ann McKinney 54
Michael McNulty 46
Martin Meehan 72
Carrie Meek 40
Jack Metcalf 37
Juanita Millender-McDonald 42
Dan Miller 43
David Minge 62
Patsy Takemoto Mink 57
John Moakley 45
Alan Mollohan 25
Dennis Moore 49
Constance Morella 40
Patrick Moynihan 41
Frank Murkowski 30
Jack Murtha 23
Sue Myrick 54
George Nethercutt, Jr. 23
Robert William Ney 23
Don Nickles 40
Anne Northup 33
Charles Norwood, Jr. 35
James Nussle 38
Jim Oberstar 58
Dave Obey 63
John Olver 43
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25
Doug Ose 25
Major Owens 56
Michael Oxley 20
Ronald Packard 17
Ron Paul 75
Donald Payne 56
Edward Pease 43
John Peterson 18
David Phelps 40
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Owen Pickett 31
Richard Pombo 36
Earl Pomeroy 47
John Edward Porter 33
Deborah Pryce 31
Jack Quinn 31
George Radanovich 21
James Ramstad 62
Ralph Regula 21
Silvestre Reyes 34
Thomas Reynolds 27
Bob Riley 25
Lynn Nancy Rivers 66
Charles Robb 53
Ciro Rodriguez 33
Timothy Roemer 51
James Rogan 43
William Roth, Jr. 43
Steve Rothman 48
Marge Roukema 49
Jim Ryun 40
Martin Olav Sabo 44
Max Sandlin, Jr. 33
Rick Santorum 26
Paul Sarbanes 43
Jim Saxton 30
Joe Scarborough 45
Robert Schaffer 57
John Shadegg 43
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 34
Christopher Shays 62
Donald Sherwood 30
Ronnie Shows 33
E.G. Shuster 31
Norman Sisisky 38
Joseph Skeen 19
Ike Skelton 32
Gordon Smith 35
Nick Smith 48
Bob Smith 33
Olympia Snowe 33
Vic Snyder 40
Mark Souder 37
Arlen Specter 36
Floyd Spence 31
John Spratt, Jr. 38
Pete Stark 67
Cliff Stearns 45
Charles Stenholm 32
Ted Stevens 20
Ted Strickland 55
Bob Stump 34
Bart Stupak 55
John Sununu 54
John Sweeney 31
James Talent 19
Tom Tancredo 58
John Tanner 34
Ellen Tauscher 38
William Tauzin 18
Charles Taylor 30
Gene Taylor 55
Craig Thomas 37
William Thomas 20
Fred Thompson 30
Karen Thurman 39
Strom Thurmond 15
Todd Tiahrt 31
Robert Torricelli 40
Ed Towns 48
James Traficant, Jr. 26
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 51
James Turner 36
Robert Anacletus Underwood 35
Bruce Vento 62
George Voinovich 58
James Walsh 19
Zach Wamp 51
John Warner 23
Wesley Watkins 25
Mel Watt 49
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 34
Anthony Weiner 51
David Weldon 34
W. Curtis Weldon 27
Gerald Weller 40
Paul Wellstone 55
Robert Wexler 36
Bob Weygand 43
Heather Wilson 17
Bob Wise, Jr. 34
Lynn Woolsey 55
David Wu 57
Albert Wynn 44
Bill Young 19

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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