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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 16%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 83%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 21%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 29%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 77%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 12%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 47%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 81%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 77%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 14%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 56%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 11%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 78%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 80%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 74%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 9%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 51%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 87%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 53%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 52%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 12%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 49%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 77%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 51%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 11%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 54%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 53%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 16%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 63%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 19%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 69%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 37%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 77%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 49%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 15%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 49%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 12%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 57%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 53%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 51%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 51%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 14%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 65%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 77%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%

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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