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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 19%
Gary Ackerman 15%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 52%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 71%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 80%
Rodney Alexander 56%
Wayne Allard 84%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 62%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 63%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 76%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 63%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 63%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 12%
Melissa Bean 46%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
Bob Bennett 71%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 24%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
Judy Biggert 59%
Michael Bilirakis 61%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 14%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 81%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 18%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 59%
Kit Bond 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 55%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 57%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 20%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 53%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 55%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 84%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Jim Bunning 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 57%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 63%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 54%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 74%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 61%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 51%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Russ Carnahan 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 21%
Julia Carson 9%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 59%
Mike Castle 52%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 74%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 83%
Ben Chandler III 16%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 19%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
Hillary Clinton 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 57%
Norm Coleman 58%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 65%
Kent Conrad 16%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 16%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 23%
Jerry Costello 21%
Larry Craig 82%
Robert Cramer 36%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
Barbara Cubin 63%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 57%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
Artur Davis 16%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
Geoff Davis 59%
Jo Ann Davis 57%
Lincoln Davis 32%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
Thomas Davis III 49%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 78%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
Bill Delahunt 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
James DeMint 92%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 51%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
Norm Dicks 14%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
Elizabeth Dole 79%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 64%
John Doolittle 53%
Byron Dorgan 12%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 15%
Thelma Drake 54%
David Dreier 57%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 77%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 12%
Chet Edwards 28%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
Bob Etheridge 16%
Terry Everett 60%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 11%
Tom Feeney 72%
Russ Feingold 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Michael Ferguson 47%
Bob Filner 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 53%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 66%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 69%
Barney Frank 19%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 53%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 77%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 37%
Wayne Gilchrest 41%
Paul Gillmor 55%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 72%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 53%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 62%
Bart Gordon 27%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 57%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 77%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 18%
Judd Gregg 88%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 52%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 9%
Jane Harman 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 56%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 74%
Robert Hayes 58%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 67%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 22%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 9%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 21%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Pete Hoekstra 64%
Thomas Holden 19%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 16%

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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