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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 18%
Gary Ackerman 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 90%
Rodney Alexander 95%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 82%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 15%
Melissa Bean 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 32%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
Judy Biggert 95%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 90%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 77%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 77%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Rick Boucher 23%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 23%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
Dan Burton 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 18%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 95%
Chris Cannon 95%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 15%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
Dennis Cardoza 32%
Russ Carnahan 14%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 86%
Mike Castle 77%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
Ben Chandler III 27%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 27%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 14%
Hillary Clinton 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 82%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 95%
Norm Coleman 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
Kent Conrad 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 23%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
Jerry Costello 23%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 59%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 23%
Barbara Cubin 95%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
Artur Davis 36%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
Geoff Davis 95%
Jo Ann Davis 68%
Lincoln Davis 59%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
Thomas Davis III 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 27%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 95%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 9%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 9%
Chris Dodd 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 14%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 9%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
Chet Edwards 59%
Vern Ehlers 77%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 5%
Jo Ann Emerson 82%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
Philip English 95%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Terry Everett 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 14%
Tom Feeney 95%
Russ Feingold 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 91%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 95%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 91%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 5%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 82%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 82%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 77%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 45%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 27%
Judd Gregg 95%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 91%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
Robert Hayes 91%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 27%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 9%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 27%
David Lee Hobson 86%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 23%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 23%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Kenny Hulshof 95%

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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