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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 12%
Gary Ackerman 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 92%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 95%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 95%
George Allen 95%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 21%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 12%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 12%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
Charlie Bass 88%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 10%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Beauprez 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
Bob Bennett 95%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 12%
Marion Berry 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
Judy Biggert 88%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 12%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 95%
Henry Bonilla 96%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 96%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 88%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 17%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 12%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 79%
Jim Bunning 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
Conrad Burns 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 95%
Dan Burton 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
Steve Buyer 79%
Robert Byrd 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 50%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 96%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Russ Carnahan 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
Julia Carson 12%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 96%
Edward Case 12%
Mike Castle 71%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 45%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 95%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Chris Chocola 96%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
Hillary Clinton 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
Norm Coleman 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
Jerry Costello 8%
Larry Craig 85%
Robert Cramer 42%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 96%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
Barbara Cubin 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
Artur Davis 29%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
Geoff Davis 96%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 29%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
Thomas Davis III 79%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
Thomas DeLay 92%
James DeMint 95%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 88%
Norm Dicks 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 12%
Elizabeth Dole 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 85%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 17%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 96%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 12%
Vern Ehlers 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
Bob Etheridge 12%
Lane Evans 12%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 4%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 12%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 71%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
Mark Foley 83%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
Barney Frank 12%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
William Frist 95%
Elton Gallegly 88%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 67%
Jim Gibbons 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 88%
Paul Gillmor 83%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 17%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
Bart Gordon 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 96%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 8%
Mark Green 92%
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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