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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Heath Shuler 25%
Ike Skelton 12%
Olympia Snowe 51%
Vic Snyder 4%
Mark Souder 74%
Zack Space 13%
Arlen Specter 26%
John Spratt, Jr. 4%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 85%
Bart Stupak 11%
John Sullivan 88%
Betty Sutton 2%
John Tanner 17%
Gene Taylor 54%
Harry Teague 25%
Lee Terry 77%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 3%
Mark Udall 8%
George Voinovich 63%
Zach Wamp 83%
Diane Watson 2%
Mel Watt 2%
Henry Waxman 1%
Jim Webb, Jr. 13%
Anthony Weiner 3%
Robert Wexler 2%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 7%
Frank Wolf 67%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 2%
Bill Young 69%

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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