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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 51%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 61%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 57%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 56%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 64%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 24%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 53%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 54%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 55%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 22%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 63%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 24%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 19%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 56%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 54%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 56%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 59%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 58%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 59%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 64%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 55%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 52%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 43%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 26%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 59%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 11%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 26%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 56%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 58%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 52%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 53%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 69%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 18%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 31%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 63%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 29%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 21%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 62%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 64%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 56%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 28%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 31%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 64%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 16%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 16%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 52%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 54%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 57%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 14%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 32%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 63%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 61%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 57%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 30%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 57%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 22%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 19%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 27%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 56%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 28%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 28%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 19%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 27%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 63%

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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