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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 15%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 90%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 5%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Charlie Bass 85%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 90%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
Judy Biggert 95%
Michael Bilirakis 95%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 80%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 90%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 35%
Rick Boucher 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
John Breaux 35%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 90%
Chris Cannon 90%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 20%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
Brad Carson 30%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 35%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
Hillary Clinton 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 70%
Michael Collins 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
Kent Conrad 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jon Corzine 5%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 10%
Jo Ann Davis 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
Thomas Davis III 95%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
Norm Dicks 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 10%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
John Edwards 5%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 95%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Michael Ferguson 90%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 95%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 85%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 90%
Paul Gillmor 85%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 40%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 5%
James Greenwood 85%
Judd Gregg 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
Jane Harman 35%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
Robert Hayes 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 15%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 20%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 20%
Ernest Hollings 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%

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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