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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price 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 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 5%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 95%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 65%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 95%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 5%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 30%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 85%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 95%
Bill Barrett 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 65%
Herbert Bateman 55%
Max Baucus 0%
Bob Bennett 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 10%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Kit Bond 75%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 5%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 5%
John Breaux 20%
Richard Bryan 5%
Ed Bryant 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 95%
Dave Camp 95%
Ben Campbell 85%
Thomas Campbell 45%
Chris Cannon 95%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 45%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 90%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 5%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 10%
Howard Coble 85%
Thomas Coburn 85%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 95%
Gary Condit 35%
Kent Conrad 5%
Merrill Cook 95%
John Cooksey 80%

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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