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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Wayne Allard 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Jack Kingston 100%
Stephen Largent 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
Buck McKeon 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Bob Riley 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 100%
Robert Schaffer 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
James Talent 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Bob Barr, Jr. 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 95%
Dan Burton 95%
Herbert Callahan 95%
Dave Camp 95%
Chris Cannon 95%
Larry Combest 95%
Merrill Cook 95%
Philip Crane 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
Terry Everett 95%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 95%
William Goodling 95%
Porter Goss 95%
William Phillip Gramm 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
James Hansen 95%
J. Dennis Hastert 95%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Kenny Hulshof 95%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 95%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 95%
James Kolbe 95%
Jon Kyl 95%
Tom Latham 95%
John Linder 95%
Don Manzullo 95%
Bill McCollum 95%
Scott McInnis 95%
David McIntosh 95%
Dan Miller 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
Don Nickles 95%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
Ronald Packard 95%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 95%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
George Radanovich 95%
James Rogan 95%
Joe Scarborough 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 95%
John Shadegg 95%
Gordon Smith 95%
Floyd Spence 95%
Bob Stump 95%
John Sununu 95%
William Tauzin 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Bob Bennett 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 90%
Paul Coverdell 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 90%
Thomas Ewing 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Tillie Fowler 90%
Elton Gallegly 90%
George Gekas 90%
Jim Gibbons 90%
Rodney Grams 90%
Ralph Hall 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Van Hilleary 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
Frank Murkowski 90%
Anne Northup 90%
Michael Oxley 90%
Edward Pease 90%
John Peterson 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 90%
Deborah Pryce 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
Jim Ryun 90%
Rick Santorum 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
E.G. Shuster 90%
Nick Smith 90%
Bob Smith 90%
Charles Taylor 90%
Wesley Watkins 90%
David Weldon 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
Bill Archer 85%
Spencer Bachus 85%
Cass Ballenger 85%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Ben Campbell 85%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
Howard Coble 85%
Thomas Coburn 85%
Charles Hagel 85%
Joel Hefley 85%
Rick Hill 85%
Duncan Hunter 85%
Asa Hutchinson 85%
Henry Hyde 85%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
Connie Mack 85%
James McCrery III 85%
James Nussle 85%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 85%
William Thomas 85%
Zach Wamp 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
John Cooksey 80%
Thomas Davis III 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Philip English 80%
William Frist 80%
Slade Gorton 80%
Judd Gregg 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 80%
David Lee Hobson 80%
Jack Metcalf 80%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 80%
Joseph Skeen 80%
Mark Souder 80%
John Warner 80%
Gerald Weller 80%
Bill Young 80%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 80%
Kit Bond 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
Paul Gillmor 75%
Jesse Helms 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Ray LaHood 75%
Steve LaTourette 75%

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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