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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 95%
Wayne Allard 95%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 30%
Richard Armey 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 10%
Bob Bennett 95%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 15%
Douglas Bereuter 70%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 40%
Judy Biggert 95%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Rod Blagojevich 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 5%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
John Breaux 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 85%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 85%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 85%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Jean Carnahan 5%
Brad Carson 35%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 75%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 15%
Robert Clement 35%
Hillary Clinton 5%
Michael Collins 95%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 40%
Kent Conrad 5%
John Cooksey 95%
Jon Corzine 10%
Jerry Costello 15%
Christopher Cox 95%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 95%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 10%
James Davis 15%
Jo Ann Davis 95%
Thomas Davis III 95%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
Norm Dicks 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 65%
Calvin Dooley 35%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 5%
David Dreier 90%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 35%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 95%
Russ Feingold 20%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 5%
Peter Fitzgerald 85%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 95%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 95%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 85%
George Gekas 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 5%
Jim Gibbons 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 85%
Paul Gillmor 80%
Benjamin Gilman 65%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 5%
William Phillip Gramm 85%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 90%
Judd Gregg 100%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Tony Hall 10%
James Hansen 95%
Jane Harman 35%
Melissa Hart 95%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 85%
Jesse Helms 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 30%
Van Hilleary 95%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 5%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 90%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 15%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Darlene Hooley 15%
Stephen Horn 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 70%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 95%
Duncan Hunter 95%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 80%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Henry Hyde 85%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 20%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 95%
Christopher John 65%
Nancy Johnson 65%
Tim Johnson 85%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Mark Kennedy 95%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Brian Kerns 100%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Gerald Kleczka 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 10%
Ray LaHood 85%
Nicholas Lampson 10%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 75%
James Leach 75%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 95%
Dick Lugar 90%
William Luther 10%
James Maloney 45%
Don Manzullo 95%
Frank Mascara 25%
Robert Matsui 5%
Karen McCarthy 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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