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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

1995 Spending Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 14%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 19%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 87%
Rob Andrews 51%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 84%
John Ashcroft 89%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
William Baker 84%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 24%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 83%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 35%
Bill Barrett 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 84%
Charlie Bass 86%
Herbert Bateman 79%
Max Baucus 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
Anthony Beilenson 24%
Bob Bennett 85%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Howard Berman 26%
Tom Bevill 36%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 30%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 81%
Peter Blute 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 83%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 18%
Sonny Bono 84%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Rick Boucher 23%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 14%
Bill Bradley 20%
John Breaux 18%
Bill Brewster 53%
Glen Browder 39%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
George Brown, Jr. 21%
Hank Brown 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
Richard Bryan 31%
Ed Bryant 86%
John Bryant 35%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 74%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 22%
Herbert Callahan 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
Ben Campbell 81%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 31%
Mike Castle 81%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
John Chafee 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
Jim Chapman 42%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 85%
Jon Lynn Christensen 89%
Dick Chrysler 87%
William Clay, Sr. 16%
Eva Clayton 14%
Robert Clement 42%
William Clinger 78%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
William Cohen 73%
Ronald Coleman 17%
Barbara-Rose Collins 16%
Cardiss Collins 21%
Michael Collins 84%
Larry Combest 83%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 21%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
Wes Cooley 88%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Christopher Cox 87%
William Coyne 21%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 43%
Philip Crane 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 85%
Barbara Cubin 83%
Randall Cunningham 84%
Alfonse D'Amato 85%
Patsy Ann Danner 47%
Thomas Daschle 17%
Thomas Davis III 77%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 77%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 41%
E. Kika de la Garza 24%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
Thomas DeLay 83%
Ronald Dellums 20%
Peter Deutsch 44%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 86%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76%
Jay Dickey 84%
Norm Dicks 18%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 18%
Julian Dixon 9%
Chris Dodd 18%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
Robert Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 85%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 84%
Byron Dorgan 18%
Robert Dornan 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 37%
David Dreier 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
Jennifer Dunn 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 85%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 82%
Bill Emerson 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Philip English 84%
John Ensign 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
Lane Evans 23%
Terry Everett 80%
Thomas Ewing 83%
Jim Exon 40%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
Harris Fawell 84%
Victor Fazio 13%
Russ Feingold 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
Cleo Fields 26%
Jack Fields, Jr. 84%
Bob Filner 28%
Floyd Flake 17%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 79%
Thomas Foglietta 25%
Mark Foley 86%
Michael Patrick Forbes 84%
Harold Ford, Sr. 23%
Wendell Ford 15%
Tillie Fowler 81%
Jon David Fox 84%
Barney Frank 19%
Gary Franks 80%
Robert Franks 87%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
Dan Frisa 84%
William Frist 86%
Jonas Frost III 22%
David Funderburk 86%
Elizabeth Furse 27%
Elton Gallegly 83%
John Ganske 87%
Sam Gejdenson 18%
George Gekas 82%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 21%
Pete Geren 71%
Sam Gibbons 27%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 82%
Benjamin Gilman 79%
Newt Gingrich 98%
John Glenn 18%
Henry Gonzalez 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 87%
William Goodling 85%
Bart Gordon 47%
Slade Gorton 83%
Porter Goss 84%
Daniel Graham 29%

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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