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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers for Common Sense

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 12%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 55%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 12%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 11%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 66%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 44%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 66%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 11%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 11%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 77%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 22%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 77%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 77%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 44%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 70%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 77%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 66%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 77%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 77%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 44%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 11%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 20%
Neil Abercrombie 55%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 55%
Spencer Bachus 11%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 10%

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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