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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 59%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 54%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 82%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 49%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 49%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 62%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 13%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 61%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 77%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 66%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 72%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 19%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 78%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 49%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 78%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 66%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 55%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 66%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 11%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 78%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 68%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 54%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 11%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 74%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 14%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 54%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 72%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 9%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 48%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 55%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 17%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 67%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 54%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 13%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 53%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 11%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 57%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 53%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 68%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 53%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 46%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 59%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 15%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 49%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 16%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 54%

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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