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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. House At-Large Don Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 99%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 6%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
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 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 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 2%
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 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%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
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%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 9%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff 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 Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 78%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 90%
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 13 David Scott Democratic 2%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 2%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 87%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 72%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 21%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 1%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 82%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
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%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 81%
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%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 2%
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 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
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%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 4%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
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 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
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%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 82%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 85%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 4%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
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 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 73%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 89%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 1%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 2%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 2%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 7%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 4%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 6%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 80%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 6%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 2%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%

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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