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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 1%
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 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 4%
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 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 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 7%
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%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 1%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 3%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 93%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 97%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 86%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 9%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 3%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 10%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 1%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 1%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 81%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 3%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 1%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 4%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 3%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 6%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 84%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 2%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 1%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 12%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 93%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 30%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 79%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 89%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 2%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 6%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 6%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 6%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 3%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 87%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 84%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 2%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 5%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 64%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 7%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 91%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 93%
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%
Brian Baird 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 39%
Melissa Bean 17%
Bob Bennett 80%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 13%
Judy Biggert 73%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
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%
Bobby Bright 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Ginny Brown-Waite 69%
Jim Bunning 92%
Roland Burris 5%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 11%
Joseph Cao 47%
Dennis Cardoza 7%
Russ Carnahan 3%
Christopher Carney 16%
Mike Castle 56%
Ben Chandler III 13%
Travis Childers 36%
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%

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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