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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2005 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 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 12%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 92%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 4%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 96%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 83%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 85%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 88%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 79%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 96%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 83%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 12%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 92%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 5%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 17%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 75%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%

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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