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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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%
Rod Blagojevich 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 51%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 61%
David Edward Bonior 10%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Robert Borski, Jr. 14%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 12%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
John Breaux 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 61%
Ed Bryant 66%
Jim Bunning 85%
Conrad Burns 81%
Dan Burton 72%
Steve Buyer 62%
Robert Byrd 13%
Herbert Callahan 62%
Ben Campbell 79%
Chris Cannon 67%
Eric Cantor 70%
Jean Carnahan 21%
Brad Carson 20%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 56%
Eva Clayton 8%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 32%
Robert Clement 22%
Hillary Clinton 3%
Michael Collins 64%
Larry Combest 62%
Gary Condit 38%
Kent Conrad 5%
John Cooksey 57%
Jon Corzine 9%
Jerry Costello 19%
Christopher Cox 74%
William Coyne 10%
Larry Craig 82%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 79%
Barbara Cubin 77%
Randall Cunningham 61%
Thomas Daschle 6%
James Davis 18%
Jo Ann Davis 66%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 12%
Thomas DeLay 73%
James DeMint 73%
Peter Deutsch 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 61%
Norm Dicks 12%
Chris Dodd 6%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 78%
Calvin Dooley 22%
John Doolittle 73%
Byron Dorgan 6%
David Dreier 63%
Jennifer Dunn 66%
John Edwards 13%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 62%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
Philip English 58%
John Ensign 84%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 67%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 18%
Peter Fitzgerald 77%
Ernest Fletcher 61%
Mark Foley 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 18%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63%
Barney Frank 16%
William Frist 84%
Jonas Frost III 9%
Elton Gallegly 62%
John Ganske 55%
George Gekas 58%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 9%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 59%
Paul Gillmor 55%
Benjamin Gilman 52%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 72%
Bart Gordon 33%
Porter Goss 62%
Daniel Graham 8%
William Phillip Gramm 87%
Mark Green 65%
James Greenwood 57%
Judd Gregg 85%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 61%
Tony Hall 14%
James Hansen 67%
Jane Harman 24%
Melissa Hart 59%
Robert Hayes 61%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 72%
Joel Hefley 78%
Jesse Helms 87%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Baron Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 62%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 16%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
David Lee Hobson 59%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 12%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 17%
Ernest Hollings 7%
Darlene Hooley 14%
Stephen Horn 54%
John Nathan Hostettler 74%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 61%
Duncan Hunter 68%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 77%
Kay Hutchison 79%
Henry Hyde 56%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 68%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 18%
William Jefferson 16%
James Merrill Jeffords 49%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Christopher John 36%
Nancy Johnson 52%
Tim Johnson 56%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ric Keller 66%
Sue Kelly 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 9%
Mark Kennedy 62%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
Brian Kerns 72%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Gerald Kleczka 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 62%
Dennis Kucinich 12%
Jon Kyl 88%
John LaFalce 8%
Ray LaHood 57%
Nicholas Lampson 14%
Tom Lantos 9%
Steve LaTourette 57%
James Leach 53%
Jerry Lewis 62%
Ron Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
John Linder 64%
William Lipinski 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 81%
Dick Lugar 81%
William Luther 13%
James Maloney 24%
Don Manzullo 70%
Frank Mascara 16%
Robert Matsui 7%
Karen McCarthy 13%
James McCrery III 62%

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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