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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Charlie Bass 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Philip English 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Dan Miller 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
Don Nickles 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
John Shadegg 100%
John Sununu 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
Richard Armey 97.5%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 97.5%
Thomas Davis III 97.5%
James DeMint 97.5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 97.5%
Porter Goss 97.5%
Mark Green 97.5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97.5%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 97.5%
Jim Ryun 97.5%
Robert Schaffer 97.5%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 97.5%
Wayne Allard 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
Larry Combest 95%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 95%
Philip Crane 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 95%
George Gekas 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
Judd Gregg 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 95%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Sue Kelly 95%
John Linder 95%
Trent Lott, Sr. 95%
Don Manzullo 95%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
Frank Murkowski 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 95%
George Radanovich 95%
Marge Roukema 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 95%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 95%
Gordon Smith 95%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 95%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Bob Stump 95%
Tom Tancredo 95%
William Tauzin 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 95%
Gerald Weller 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Judy Biggert 93%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Ed Bryant 93%
Chris Cannon 93%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
Kenny Hulshof 93%
James Kolbe 93%
Scott McInnis 93%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
Anne Northup 93%
Michael Oxley 93%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
David Weldon 93%
Cass Ballenger 90%
Robert Barr, Jr. 90%
Bob Bennett 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
Conrad Burns 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
John Cooksey 90%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
William Frist 90%
Jim Gibbons 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 90%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
Ray LaHood 90%
Dick Lugar 90%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 90%
John Peterson 90%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 90%
James Ramstad 90%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
Bob Smith 90%
Ted Stevens 90%
Craig Thomas 90%
Fred Thompson 90%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 90%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 87.5%
Michael Collins 87.5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 87.5%
Jennifer Dunn 87.5%
Van Hilleary 87.5%
Asa Hutchinson 87.5%
Joseph Knollenberg 87.5%
James McCrery III 87.5%
Deborah Pryce 87.5%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
Kit Bond 85%
Jim Bunning 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Ben Campbell 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 85%
John Doolittle 85%
David Dreier 85%
Ernest Fletcher 85%
Mark Foley 85%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 85%
James Hansen 85%
Jesse Helms 85%
David Lee Hobson 85%
Stephen Horn 85%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 85%
Ron Lewis 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 85%
James Nussle 85%
Doug Ose 85%
Bob Riley 85%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 85%
Joe Scarborough 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Donald Sherwood 85%
Nick Smith 85%
Heather Wilson 85%
John Ganske 83%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83%
Christopher Shays 83%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
Mark Souder 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
Henry Bonilla 80%
Herbert Callahan 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80%
Terry Everett 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Duncan Hunter 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
Richard Pombo 80%
Jim Saxton 80%
Olympia Snowe 80%
William Thomas 80%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 80%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 80%
W. Curtis Weldon 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
Bill Young 80%
Mike Castle 77.5%
James Greenwood 77.5%
Henry Hyde 77.5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 77.5%
E.G. Shuster 77.5%

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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