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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Wayne Allard 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
Don Nickles 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
Philip Crane 98%
Gilbert Gutknecht 98%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 98%
Jim Ryun 98%
John Sununu 98%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 98%
Gerald Weller 98%
Kit Bond 95%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 95%
Ernest Fletcher 95%
Slade Gorton 95%
Jesse Helms 95%
Ron Lewis 95%
Connie Mack 95%
David McIntosh 95%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 95%
Frank Murkowski 95%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
James Rogan 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
Bob Smith 95%
Ted Stevens 95%
Tom Tancredo 95%
Wesley Watkins 95%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Chris Cannon 92%
Thomas DeLay 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
James Kolbe 92%
Anne Northup 92%
Robert Schaffer 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
Nick Smith 92%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
Ben Campbell 90%
Larry Combest 90%
Merrill Cook 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
James DeMint 90%
Peter Fitzgerald 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Rodney Grams 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
Ronald Packard 90%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
William Roth, Jr. 90%
Rick Santorum 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
Gordon Smith 90%
Bob Stump 90%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90%
John Warner 90%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 90%
Bill Archer 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
Porter Goss 88%
Joel Hefley 88%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
John Linder 88%
Don Manzullo 88%
Scott McInnis 88%
Sue Myrick 88%
James Nussle 88%
Doug Ose 88%
George Radanovich 88%
Joe Scarborough 88%
John Shadegg 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
Terry Everett 85%
Mark Foley 85%
Elton Gallegly 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 85%
James Hansen 85%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 85%
Rick Hill 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 85%
James McCrery III 85%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 85%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
Floyd Spence 85%
James Talent 85%
Charles Taylor 85%
Fred Thompson 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 85%
Zach Wamp 85%
Heather Wilson 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
Judy Biggert 82%
Michael Collins 82%
Thomas Ewing 82%
Mark Green 82%
Robert Hayes 82%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 82%
Steve LaTourette 82%
Edward Pease 82%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 82%
Richard Pombo 82%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 82%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
Henry Bonilla 80%
Ed Bryant 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Herbert Callahan 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
John Doolittle 80%
Philip English 80%
Robert Franks 80%
Jim Gibbons 80%
Paul Gillmor 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 80%
Bill McCollum 80%
Jack Metcalf 80%
Dan Miller 80%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
Ron Paul 80%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 80%
Bob Riley 80%
Donald Sherwood 80%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 80%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Strom Thurmond 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 78%
David Dreier 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 78%
David Lee Hobson 78%
Duncan Hunter 78%
Henry Hyde 78%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 78%
Stephen Largent 78%
Michael Oxley 78%
Mark Souder 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 75%
Charlie Bass 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
Christopher Cox 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Jennifer Dunn 75%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
George Gekas 75%
William Goodling 75%
Dick Lugar 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 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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