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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2011 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 11%
Sandy Adams 76%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Todd Akin 79%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Jason Altmire 35%
Rob Andrews 10%
Steve Austria 73%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Michele Bachmann 75%
Spencer Bachus 71%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
Charlie Bass 68%
Max Baucus 11%
Mark Begich 13%
Rick Berg 71%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 12%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Jeff Bingaman 12%
Tim Bishop 13%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 67%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Bruce Braley 21%
Paul Broun 87%
Scott Brown 60%
Ann Marie Buerkle 82%
Dan Burton 85%
Dave Camp 70%
John Campbell III 92%
Francisco Canseco 74%
Eric Cantor 73%
Dennis Cardoza 34%
Russ Carnahan 9%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
Ben Chandler III 31%
Hansen Clarke 15%
Howard Coble 84%
Thomas Coburn 96%
Kent Conrad 9%
Jerry Costello 29%
Chip Cravaack 69%
Mark Critz 22%
Geoff Davis 72%
James DeMint 93%
Norm Dicks 10%
John Dingell 9%
David Dreier 64%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
Bob Filner 15%
Barney Frank 20%
Elton Gallegly 73%
Jim Gerlach 66%
Phil Gingrey 81%
Charlie Gonzalez 14%
Michael Grimm 63%
Kay Hagan 12%
Ralph Hall 77%
Colleen Hanabusa 9%
Tom Harkin 9%
Doc Hastings 68%
Nan Hayworth 69%
Wally Herger, Jr. 81%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
Thomas Holden 32%
Rush Holt, Jr. 15%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
Mike Johanns 77%
Tim Johnson 78%
Timothy Johnson 9%
Dale Kildee 6%
Jack Kingston 78%
Larry Kissell 21%
Herb Kohl 12%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
Jon Kyl 89%
Mary Landrieu 15%
Jeff Landry 85%
Tom Latham 65%
Steve LaTourette 61%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Carl Levin 7%
Jerry Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 22%
Dick Lugar 84%
Dan Lungren 70%
Connie Mack IV 85%
Don Manzullo 82%
Jim Matheson 47%
Carolyn McCarthy 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 72%
Mike McIntyre 43%
Buck McKeon 69%
Mike Michaud 19%
Gary Miller 82%
George Miller 19%
Brad Miller 8%
Jim Moran, Jr. 14%
Sue Myrick 78%
Ben Nelson 29%
John Olver 16%
Bill Owens 23%
Ed Pastor 11%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 12%
Tom Petri 83%
Todd Platts 67%
Mark Pryor 16%
Ben Quayle 86%
Nick Rahall II 26%
Denny Rehberg 70%
Silvestre Reyes 16%
Laura Richardson 17%
David Rivera 66%
Jay Rockefeller IV 8%
Mike Rogers 73%
Mike Ross 46%
Steve Rothman 8%
Jon Runyan 65%
Bobby Schilling 68%
Jean Schmidt 77%
Allyson Schwartz 12%
José Serrano 15%
Heath Shuler 28%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Steve Southerland 85%
Pete Stark 19%
Cliff Stearns 88%
John Sullivan 77%
Betty Sutton 12%
Lee Terry 75%
John Tierney 15%
Ed Towns 16%
Mark Udall 14%
Joe Walsh 90%
Mel Watt 11%
Henry Waxman 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 15%
Allen West 75%
Frank Wolf 64%
Lynn Woolsey 19%
David Wu 19%
Bill Young 67%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 11%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 16%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 6%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 12%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 12%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 12%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 16%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%

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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