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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2010 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 89%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 13%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 96%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 22%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 26%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 15%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 12%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 79%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 84%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 97%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 89%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 6%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 6%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 84%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 99%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 99%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 84%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 4%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 97%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 97%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 78%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 3%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 11%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 95%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 85%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 4%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 72%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 7%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 12%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 2%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 16%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 41%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 24%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 94%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 88%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 16%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 6%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 97%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 49%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 95%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 80%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%

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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