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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Miller 71%
George Miller 15%
Zell Bryan Miller 63%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 7%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 27%
Jim Moran, Jr. 15%
Constance Morella 43%
Frank Murkowski 82%
Jack Murtha 24%
Sue Myrick 71%
Ben Nelson 43%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 65%
Robert William Ney 58%
Don Nickles 87%
Anne Northup 62%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 64%
James Nussle 63%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 9%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Thomas William Osborne 59%
Doug Ose 60%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 60%
Ed Pastor 12%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 12%
John Peterson 61%
Tom Petri 76%
David Phelps 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 71%
Earl Pomeroy 12%
Deborah Pryce 59%
Jack Quinn 58%
George Radanovich 63%
Nick Rahall II 21%
James Ramstad 62%
Ralph Regula 58%
Denny Rehberg 59%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Thomas Reynolds 62%
Bob Riley 66%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 16%
Jay Rockefeller IV 7%
Ciro Rodriguez 12%
Timothy Roemer 25%
Mike Rogers 61%
Mike Ross 23%
Steve Rothman 10%
Marge Roukema 57%
Jim Ryun 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 13%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 24%
Rick Santorum 82%
Paul Sarbanes 5%
Jim Saxton 56%
Robert Schaffer 85%
Edward Schrock 67%
John Shadegg 80%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 56%
Christopher Shays 66%
Donald Sherwood 62%
Ronnie Shows 36%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 58%
Joseph Skeen 60%
Ike Skelton 25%
Gordon Smith 76%
Nick Smith 66%
Bob Smith 87%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Vic Snyder 19%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 59%
John Spratt, Jr. 11%
Pete Stark 16%
Cliff Stearns 74%
Charles Stenholm 28%
Ted Stevens 73%
Ted Strickland 12%
Bob Stump 65%
Bart Stupak 15%
John Sununu 69%
John Sweeney 59%
Tom Tancredo 86%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
William Tauzin 61%
Charles Taylor 65%
Gene Taylor 32%
Lee Terry 66%
Craig Thomas 83%
William Thomas 57%
Fred Thompson 84%
Karen Thurman 11%
Strom Thurmond 85%
Todd Tiahrt 68%
John Tierney 13%
Robert Torricelli 29%
Ed Towns 18%
James Traficant, Jr. 56%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 13%
James Turner 18%
Mark Udall 14%
George Voinovich 87%
James Walsh 58%
Zach Wamp 62%
John Warner 77%
Wesley Watkins 61%
Mel Watt 10%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 59%
Henry Waxman 10%
Anthony Weiner 11%
David Weldon 71%
W. Curtis Weldon 55%
Gerald Weller 60%
Paul Wellstone 7%
Robert Wexler 7%
Heather Wilson 60%
Frank Wolf 59%
Lynn Woolsey 11%
David Wu 17%
Albert Wynn 10%
Bill Young 60%

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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