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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 70%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 65%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 65%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 55%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 64%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 15%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 32%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 12%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 82%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 22%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 98%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 2%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 98%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 28%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 12%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 88%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 65%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 75%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 78%
Bill Barrett 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Charlie Bass 75%
Herbert Bateman 65%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 30%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 22%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 57%
Michael Bilirakis 70%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Rod Blagojevich 12%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 95%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 15%
John Breaux 30%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 80%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 95%
Dan Burton 72%

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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