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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 71%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 61%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 63%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 19%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 72%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 21%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 22%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 27%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 16%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 61%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 74%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 26%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 23%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 69%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 23%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 16%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 57%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 58%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 64%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 23%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 76%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 72%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 34%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 21%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 62%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 22%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 31%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 62%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 59%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 22%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 78%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 14%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 66%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 27%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 68%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 59%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 76%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 59%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 23%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 24%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 61%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 59%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 21%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 27%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 23%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 69%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 76%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 58%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 29%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 58%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 59%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 61%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 21%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 23%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 22%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 46%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 16%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 72%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 28%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 71%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 73%

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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