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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 95%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 9%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 23%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 95%
Bart Stupak 14%
John Sullivan 95%
John Sununu 95%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 18%
Gene Taylor 45%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
Craig Thomas 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 85%
Todd Tiahrt 91%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 95%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 14%
Ed Towns 14%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 14%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 95%
George Voinovich 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 91%
James Walsh 68%
Zach Wamp 95%
John Warner 80%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 95%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 95%
Robert Wexler 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
Heather Wilson 73%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 64%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 18%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
Albert Wynn 23%
Bill Young 86%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 77%

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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