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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 1%
Gary Ackerman 3%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
John Adler 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
Rodney Alexander 81%
Jason Altmire 25%
Rob Andrews 2%
Michael Arcuri 20%
Steve Austria 77%
Joe Baca, Sr. 3%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
Brian Baird 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 84%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 39%
Melissa Bean 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 2%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 7%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
Bob Bennett 80%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 13%
Judy Biggert 73%
Brian Bilbray 75%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 77%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 3%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 3%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
John Boccieri 10%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%
Kit Bond 69%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 86%
Dan Boren 30%
Leonard Boswell 4%
Rick Boucher 10%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 1%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 2%
Bobby Bright 58%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 2%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 83%
Ginny Brown-Waite 69%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 69%
Jim Bunning 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Roland Burris 5%
Dan Burton 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 2%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 89%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
Joseph Cao 47%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 2%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
Dennis Cardoza 7%
Russ Carnahan 3%
Christopher Carney 16%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 9%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 1%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 81%
Mike Castle 56%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 2%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
Ben Chandler III 13%
Travis Childers 36%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 1%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 3%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 1%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 97%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 2%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 6%
Kent Conrad 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 15%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
Jerry Costello 12%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 77%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 1%
Kathy Dahlkemper 12%
Artur Davis 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 1%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 3%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 2%
Bill Delahunt 3%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 2%
James DeMint 97%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
Norm Dicks 3%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 3%
Chris Dodd 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 12%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 21%
Byron Dorgan 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 1%
David Dreier 80%
Steve Driehaus 15%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 3%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 61%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
Brad Ellsworth 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 1%
John Ensign 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 3%
Bob Etheridge 4%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 1%
Russ Feingold 23%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 6%
Bob Filner 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 99%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 86%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 82%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 94%
Barney Frank 2%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 1%
Elton Gallegly 84%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 14%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 6%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
Bart Gordon 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 3%
Judd Gregg 80%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 39%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 3%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 79%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 3%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 8%

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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