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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2012 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 52%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 81%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 11%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 20%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 68%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 67%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 74%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 64%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 86%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 76%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 82%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 78%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 21%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 8%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 24%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 12%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
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 71%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 62%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 71%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 69%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 87%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 13%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 27%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 67%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 87%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 77%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 65%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 77%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 14%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 86%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 73%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 76%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 69%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 87%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 81%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 83%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 65%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 64%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 16%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 77%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 82%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 16%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 77%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 84%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 77%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 83%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 16%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 12%

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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