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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 95%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 20%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 90%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 35%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 95%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 25%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 85%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 95%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 25%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 5%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%

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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