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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 93%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 86%
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%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 9%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley 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 9 Bill Shuster Republican 81%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle 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%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 3%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 4%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 1%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 91%
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%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 83%
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 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%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 93%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 83%
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 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 6%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 11%
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. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 3%
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 U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 5%
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. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 64%
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%
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%

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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