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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 99%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 97%
James DeMint 97%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 96%
Ron Paul 96%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
John Shadegg 95%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 94%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 94%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
John Ensign 93%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
John Linder 93%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 93%
Jim Bunning 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 92%
Todd Akin 91%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
Jon Kyl 91%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%
Eric Cantor 89%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 89%
Connie Mack IV 89%
Sue Myrick 89%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 88%
Dan Burton 88%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
George Radanovich 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
John Sullivan 88%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 87%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 87%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 86%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 86%
Don Manzullo 86%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 86%
Jean Schmidt 86%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
Dan Lungren 85%
Cliff Stearns 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Pete Hoekstra 84%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 84%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 83%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 83%
Geoff Davis 83%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 83%
Zach Wamp 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 82%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 82%
Rodney Alexander 81%
Steve Buyer 81%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 81%
Kay Hutchison 81%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 81%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 81%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 81%
Bob Bennett 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
David Dreier 80%
Judd Gregg 80%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 79%
Tim Johnson 79%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 79%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 78%
Steve Austria 77%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 77%
Denny Rehberg 77%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 77%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 76%
Dick Lugar 76%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 76%
Brian Bilbray 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
Mark Souder 74%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 74%
Judy Biggert 73%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 73%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 72%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 72%
Thaddeus McCotter 71%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 71%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
Kit Bond 69%
Ginny Brown-Waite 69%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 69%
Chris Lee 69%
Bill Young 69%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
George Voinovich 63%
Vern Ehlers 61%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%

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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