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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 71%
Rodney Alexander 56%
Wayne Allard 84%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 63%
J. Gresham Barrett 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 63%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 12%
Melissa Bean 46%
Bob Bennett 71%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 24%
Judy Biggert 59%
Michael Bilirakis 61%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
Kit Bond 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 55%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
Henry Brown, Jr. 55%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Jim Bunning 88%
Dan Burton 63%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 10%
Chris Cannon 75%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Russ Carnahan 13%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 52%
Ben Chandler III 16%
Hillary Clinton 17%
Norm Coleman 58%
Kent Conrad 16%
Jerry Costello 21%
Larry Craig 82%
Robert Cramer 36%
Barbara Cubin 63%
Artur Davis 16%
Geoff Davis 59%
Jo Ann Davis 57%
Lincoln Davis 32%
Thomas Davis III 49%
Bill Delahunt 16%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
Norm Dicks 14%
Chris Dodd 10%
Elizabeth Dole 79%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 64%
John Doolittle 53%
Byron Dorgan 12%
Thelma Drake 54%
David Dreier 57%
Chet Edwards 28%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 16%
Terry Everett 60%
Tom Feeney 72%
Russ Feingold 22%
Michael Ferguson 47%
Bob Filner 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 66%
Barney Frank 19%
Elton Gallegly 53%
Wayne Gilchrest 41%
Paul Gillmor 55%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 53%
Bart Gordon 27%
Judd Gregg 88%
Jane Harman 11%
Robert Hayes 58%
Wally Herger, Jr. 67%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 22%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
David Lee Hobson 53%
Pete Hoekstra 64%
Thomas Holden 19%
Darlene Hooley 17%
Kenny Hulshof 54%
Duncan Hunter 62%
Kay Hutchison 69%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 72%
Daniel Inouye 12%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 13%
William Jefferson 25%
Tim Johnson 43%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ric Keller 62%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Patrick Kennedy 12%
Dale Kildee 7%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Joseph Knollenberg 58%
Herb Kohl 14%
Dennis Kucinich 22%
John Kuhl, Jr. 55%
Jon Kyl 87%
Ray LaHood 49%
Tom Lantos 10%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Jerry Lewis 54%
Ron Lewis 62%
Joe Lieberman 15%
Blanche Lincoln 18%
John Linder 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 76%
Dick Lugar 67%
Dan Lungren 67%
Connie Mack IV 68%
Don Manzullo 66%
Jim Marshall 29%
Melquiades Martinez 76%
Thaddeus McCotter 49%
James McCrery III 58%
John McHugh 42%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 14%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 14%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 32%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Brad Miller 11%
Alan Mollohan 21%
Dennis Moore 16%
Jack Murtha 23%
Marilyn Musgrave 75%
Sue Myrick 71%
Ben Nelson 57%
Jim Oberstar 11%
Dave Obey 13%
John Olver 16%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Ron Paul 84%
Donald Payne 16%
John Peterson 55%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 54%
Todd Platts 48%
Earl Pomeroy 16%
Jon Porter, Sr. 54%
Deborah Pryce 53%
George Radanovich 65%
James Ramstad 54%
Ralph Regula 48%
Denny Rehberg 55%
Richard Renzi 52%
Silvestre Reyes 17%
Thomas Reynolds 53%
Mike Ross 22%
Steve Rothman 13%
Ken Salazar 20%
Jim Saxton 41%
Jean Schmidt 58%
John Shadegg 83%
Christopher Shays 38%
Ike Skelton 23%
Gordon Smith 59%
Olympia Snowe 39%
Vic Snyder 14%
Hilda Solis 13%
Mark Souder 55%
Arlen Specter 51%
John Spratt, Jr. 12%
Pete Stark 23%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Ted Stevens 63%
Bart Stupak 9%
John Sullivan 73%
John Sununu 89%
Tom Tancredo 76%
John Tanner 34%
Ellen Tauscher 13%
Gene Taylor 26%
Craig Thomas 83%
Todd Tiahrt 56%
Ed Towns 15%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 13%
George Voinovich 59%
James Walsh 44%
Zach Wamp 56%
John Warner 67%
Diane Watson 14%
Mel Watt 14%
Anthony Weiner 13%
David Weldon 55%
Gerald Weller 51%

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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