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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
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 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 70%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 5%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 95%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 5%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 15%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 15%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 5%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 55%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 95%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%

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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