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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Ramstad 90%
Ralph Regula 75%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
Bob Riley 85%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 15%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Timothy Roemer 53%
Steve Rothman 7.5%
Marge Roukema 95%
Jim Ryun 97.5%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 45%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
Jim Saxton 80%
Joe Scarborough 85%
Robert Schaffer 97.5%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Christopher Shays 83%
Donald Sherwood 85%
Ronnie Shows 60%
E.G. Shuster 77.5%
Norman Sisisky 45%
Joseph Skeen 75%
Ike Skelton 35%
Gordon Smith 95%
Nick Smith 85%
Bob Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 15%
Mark Souder 83%
Arlen Specter 75%
Floyd Spence 67.5%
John Spratt, Jr. 13%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Charles Stenholm 20%
Ted Stevens 90%
Ted Strickland 17.5%
Bob Stump 95%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 75%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 35%
William Tauzin 95%
Charles Taylor 70%
Gene Taylor 43%
Craig Thomas 90%
William Thomas 80%
Fred Thompson 90%
Karen Thurman 15%
Strom Thurmond 75%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
Robert Torricelli 35%
Ed Towns 5%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
James Turner 20%
George Voinovich 55%
James Walsh 70%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 80%
Wesley Watkins 65%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 90%
Anthony Weiner 20%
David Weldon 93%
W. Curtis Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 95%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 17.5%
Heather Wilson 85%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 25%
Albert Wynn 10%
Bill Young 80%

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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