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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2011 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Coburn 96%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 95%
James DeMint 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 93%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
John Campbell III 92%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 92%
Ron Paul 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 91%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 91%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 91%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 91%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 90%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 90%
Joe Walsh 90%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 89%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
Jon Kyl 89%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 88%
Cliff Stearns 88%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 88%
Paul Broun 87%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 87%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 87%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 87%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 87%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Dan Coats Republican 86%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
Ben Quayle 86%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 86%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 86%
Dan Burton 85%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 85%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 85%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 85%
Connie Mack IV 85%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
Steve Southerland 85%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 84%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
Howard Coble 84%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 84%
Dick Lugar 84%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 84%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 84%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 83%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 83%
Tom Petri 83%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 83%
Ann Marie Buerkle 82%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 82%
Don Manzullo 82%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 82%
Gary Miller 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 81%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 81%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 81%
Phil Gingrey 81%
Wally Herger, Jr. 81%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 81%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 81%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 80%
Todd Akin 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 79%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 79%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 78%
Tim Johnson 78%
Jack Kingston 78%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 78%
Sue Myrick 78%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 78%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 78%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 77%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 77%
Ralph Hall 77%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 77%
Mike Johanns 77%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 77%
Jean Schmidt 77%
John Sullivan 77%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 77%
Sandy Adams 76%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 76%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 76%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 76%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 76%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 76%
Michele Bachmann 75%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
Alan Nunnelee 75%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75%
Lee Terry 75%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 75%
Allen West 75%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 74%
Francisco Canseco 74%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 74%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 74%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 74%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 74%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 74%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 74%
Steve Austria 73%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
Eric Cantor 73%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 73%
Elton Gallegly 73%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 73%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 73%
Mike Rogers 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 72%
Geoff Davis 72%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
Thaddeus McCotter 72%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 72%
Spencer Bachus 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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