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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 15%
Gary Ackerman 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 40%
Richard Armey 97.5%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
Brian Baird 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
Cass Ballenger 90%
James Barcia 37.5%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 87.5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 15%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
Bob Bennett 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Judy Biggert 93%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 17.5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
Kit Bond 85%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
John Breaux 30%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ed Bryant 93%
Jim Bunning 85%
Conrad Burns 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 65%
Robert Byrd 15%
Herbert Callahan 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 97.5%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 27.5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 7.5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
Julia Carson 15%
Mike Castle 77.5%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 45%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
Eva Clayton 15%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 25%
Robert Clement 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
Michael Collins 87.5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
Larry Combest 95%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 3%
John Cooksey 90%
Jerry Costello 20%
Christopher Cox 95%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7.5%
Barbara Cubin 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Thomas Daschle 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
James Davis 13%
Thomas Davis III 97.5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 87.5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
Bill Delahunt 7.5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 97.5%
Peter Deutsch 27.5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 85%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 35%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Calvin Dooley 20%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 10%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 10%
David Dreier 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
Jennifer Dunn 87.5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
John Edwards 5%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
Philip English 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27.5%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 5%
Terry Everett 80%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
Russ Feingold 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 95%
Ernest Fletcher 85%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 97.5%
Barney Frank 7.5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 85%
John Ganske 83%
George Gekas 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 65%
Benjamin Gilman 65%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
Bart Gordon 40%
Porter Goss 97.5%
Daniel Graham 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
Mark Green 97.5%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
James Greenwood 77.5%
Judd Gregg 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 85%
Tony Hall 10%
James Hansen 85%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7.5%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 95%
Jesse Helms 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97.5%
Baron Hill 20%
Van Hilleary 87.5%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 10%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
David Lee Hobson 85%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 13%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 5%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 30%
Darlene Hooley 40%

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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