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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 1%
Gary Ackerman 3%
John Adler 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 81%
Jason Altmire 25%
Rob Andrews 2%
Michael Arcuri 20%
Steve Austria 77%
Joe Baca, Sr. 3%
Michele Bachmann 88%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Brian Baird 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 39%
Melissa Bean 17%
Mark Begich 7%
Bob Bennett 80%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 13%
Judy Biggert 73%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
Tim Bishop 3%
John Boccieri 10%
Kit Bond 69%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Dan Boren 30%
Leonard Boswell 4%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
Bruce Braley 2%
Bobby Bright 58%
Paul Broun 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Ginny Brown-Waite 69%
Jim Bunning 92%
Roland Burris 5%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 11%
Dave Camp 76%
John Campbell III 88%
Eric Cantor 89%
Joseph Cao 47%
Dennis Cardoza 7%
Russ Carnahan 3%
Christopher Carney 16%
Mike Castle 56%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 13%
Travis Childers 36%
Howard Coble 85%
Thomas Coburn 97%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 12%
Kathy Dahlkemper 12%
Artur Davis 11%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 17%
Bill Delahunt 3%
James DeMint 97%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Norm Dicks 3%
John Dingell 3%
Chris Dodd 5%
Byron Dorgan 13%
David Dreier 80%
Steve Driehaus 15%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Brad Ellsworth 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
John Ensign 93%
Bob Etheridge 4%
Russ Feingold 23%
Bob Filner 5%
Barney Frank 2%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 14%
Phil Gingrey 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
Bart Gordon 10%
Judd Gregg 80%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 39%
Kay Hagan 8%
John Hall 3%
Ralph Hall 83%
Debbie Halvorson 12%
Phil Hare 2%
Tom Harkin 4%
Jane Harman 3%
Doc Hastings 87%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 22%
Baron Hill 18%
Maurice Hinchey 2%
Paul Hodes 11%
Pete Hoekstra 84%
Thomas Holden 15%
Rush Holt, Jr. 1%
Kay Hutchison 81%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
Mike Johanns 87%
Timothy Johnson 6%
Tim Johnson 79%
Steve Kagen 7%
Paul Kanjorski 6%
Ted Kaufman 6%
Patrick Kennedy 2%
Dale Kildee 3%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Mary Jo Kilroy 4%
Jack Kingston 89%
Larry Kissell 18%
Ron Klein 4%
Herb Kohl 9%
Suzanne Kosmas 19%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 37%
Dennis Kucinich 21%
Jon Kyl 91%
Mary Landrieu 10%
Tom Latham 72%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Chris Lee 69%
Carl Levin 6%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 16%
John Linder 93%
Dick Lugar 76%
Dan Lungren 85%
Connie Mack IV 89%
Dan Maffei 7%
Don Manzullo 86%
Betsy Markey 19%
Jim Marshall 27%
Eric Massa 19%
Jim Matheson 30%
Carolyn McCarthy 4%
Thaddeus McCotter 71%
Mike McIntyre 28%
Buck McKeon 82%
Michael McMahon 16%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 22%
Mike Michaud 9%
Gary Miller 82%
George Miller 3%
Brad Miller 3%
Walt Minnick 51%
Harry Mitchell 39%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 3%
Jim Moran, Jr. 2%
Patrick Murphy 8%
Scott Murphy 21%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 27%
Glenn Nye III 41%
Jim Oberstar 2%
Dave Obey 1%
John Olver 1%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Ed Pastor 2%
Ron Paul 96%
Donald Payne 3%
Tom Perriello 17%
Tom Petri 80%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 9%
Mark Pryor 9%
George Radanovich 88%
Nick Rahall II 7%
Denny Rehberg 77%
Silvestre Reyes 3%
Laura Richardson 3%
Jay Rockefeller IV 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Rogers 81%
Mike Ross 14%
Steve Rothman 2%
John Salazar 8%
Mark Schauer 8%
Jean Schmidt 86%
Aaron Schock 70%
Allyson Schwartz 3%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 95%
Carol Shea-Porter 5%

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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