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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2011 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 73%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 13%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 87%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 16%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 81%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 14%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 8%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 12%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 83%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 86%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 28%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 91%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 92%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 15%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 16%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 12%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 74%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 77%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 14%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 91%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 12%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 79%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 11%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 12%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 84%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 9%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 86%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 93%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 16%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 12%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 23%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 89%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 12%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 69%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 74%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 69%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 76%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 76%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 17%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 91%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 21%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 65%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 76%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 89%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 71%

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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