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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Philip Crane 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Porter Goss 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
James McCrery III 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
James Nussle 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Edward Schrock 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Mark Souder 100%
John Sullivan 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
William Tauzin 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Judy Biggert 95%
Michael Bilirakis 95%
Jim Bunning 95%
Dan Burton 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 95%
Michael Collins 95%
Jo Ann Davis 95%
Thomas Davis III 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
John Doolittle 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
John Ensign 95%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
Terry Everett 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
Mark Foley 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 95%
Mark Green 95%
Gilbert Gutknecht 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
Robert Hayes 95%
Joel Hefley 95%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 95%
William Lewis Jenkins 95%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
Ric Keller 95%
Sue Kelly 95%
Mark Kennedy 95%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 95%
Jon Kyl 95%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 95%
Thomas William Osborne 95%
Michael Oxley 95%
Richard Pombo 95%
Deborah Pryce 95%
George Radanovich 95%
Thomas Reynolds 95%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
Jim Saxton 95%
Cliff Stearns 95%
John Sununu 95%
John Sweeney 95%
Charles Taylor 95%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
Zach Wamp 95%
David Weldon 95%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
Bill Young 95%
George Allen 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Bob Bennett 90%
Mary Bono Mack 90%
Ben Campbell 90%
Chris Cannon 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
David Dreier 90%
Philip English 90%
Michael Ferguson 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
William Frist 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 90%
Judd Gregg 90%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 90%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Henry Hyde 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
Tim Johnson 90%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 90%
James Kolbe 90%
Ray LaHood 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Don Manzullo 90%
Scott McInnis 90%
Anne Northup 90%
Doug Ose 90%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 90%
James Ramstad 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 90%
Nick Smith 90%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 90%
Charlie Bass 85%
Conrad Burns 85%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 85%
Paul Gillmor 85%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
James Greenwood 85%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 85%

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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