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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. 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%
AR U.S. Senate Sr 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 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 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 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 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 6%
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 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 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%
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 Adam Putnam Republican 84%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
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 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. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 6%
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 Gutiérrez 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%
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 David Vitter Republican 95%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 85%
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%
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 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%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
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 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. 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 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 80%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 84%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 85%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 6%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 4%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 8%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 84%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 81%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 4%

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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