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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 81%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 23%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 66%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 87%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 62%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 61%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 67%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 78%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 61%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 57%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 76%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 59%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 81%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 66%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 22%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 34%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 61%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 16%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 77%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 61%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 59%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 61%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 59%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 15%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 68%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 68%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 65%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 76%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 76%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 12%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 64%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 59%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 21%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 81%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 12%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 72%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 11%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 16%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 18%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 7%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 69%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 84%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 14%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 56%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 83%
Neil Abercrombie 19%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 74%
Wayne Allard 88%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 11%
Rob Andrews 19%
Richard Armey 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Spencer Bachus 67%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 27%
Bob Barr, Jr. 74%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Charlie Bass 61%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 20%
Bob Bennett 83%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 18%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 22%
Howard Berman 12%
Marion Berry 18%
Judy Biggert 61%
Michael Bilirakis 59%
Jeff Bingaman 7%

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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