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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers for Common Sense

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 12%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 12%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 70%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 62%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 38%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 30%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 38%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 38%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 30%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 62%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 12%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 12%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 12%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 38%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 62%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 62%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 12%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 62%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 38%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 70%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 38%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 38%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 12%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 62%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 12%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 12%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 62%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 62%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 62%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 38%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 88%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 38%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
Neil Abercrombie 38%
Gary Ackerman 38%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Todd Akin 25%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 10%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Spencer Bachus 38%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 30%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 12%
J. Gresham Barrett 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Charlie Bass 62%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 62%
Marion Berry 12%
Joe Biden, Jr. 60%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Tim Bishop 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%

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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