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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 71%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 7%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 9%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 2%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 6%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 2%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 88%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 58%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 2%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 1%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 2%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 2%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 72%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 4%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 72%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 84%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 1%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 81%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 1%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 21%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 2%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 81%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 10%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 3%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 2%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 4%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 81%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 11%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 6%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 76%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 3%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 86%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 1%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 82%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 2%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 2%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 28%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 8%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 73%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 77%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 89%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 87%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 5%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%

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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