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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

1995 Spending Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Newt Gingrich 98%
Hank Brown 93%
James Ramstad 93%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 92%
Scott Klug 91%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 91%
Toby Roth 91%
William Roth, Jr. 91%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 90%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Rodney Grams 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
Jon Kyl 90%
Don Nickles 90%
Christopher Shays 90%
Nick Smith 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
John Ashcroft 89%
Jon Lynn Christensen 89%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 89%
Judd Gregg 89%
Gilbert Gutknecht 89%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
Stephen Largent 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
Linda Smith 89%
Bob Smith 89%
Richard Zimmer 89%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 88%
Wes Cooley 88%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Philip Crane 88%
Robert Dole 88%
John Ensign 88%
Jesse Helms 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Connie Mack 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 88%
Scott McInnis 88%
Craig Thomas 88%
Fred Thompson 88%
Wayne Allard 87%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
Dick Chrysler 87%
Christopher Cox 87%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Franks 87%
John Ganske 87%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 87%
Melton Hancock 87%
Van Hilleary 87%
Kay Hutchison 87%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 87%
Dirk Kempthorne 87%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 87%
Dick Lugar 87%
Bill Martini 87%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
Strom Thurmond 87%
Zach Wamp 87%
Charlie Bass 86%
Ed Bryant 86%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 86%
Mark Foley 86%
William Frist 86%
David Funderburk 86%
Enid Greene 86%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 86%
Don Manzullo 86%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
Mark Neumann 86%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
James Nussle 86%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 86%
Rick Santorum 86%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
Alan Simpson 86%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 86%
John Warner 86%
Bill Zeliff 86%
Bill Archer 85%
Bob Bennett 85%
Conrad Burns 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 85%
Alfonse D'Amato 85%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 85%
David Dreier 85%
Vern Ehlers 85%
William Goodling 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 85%
David McIntosh 85%
Jack Metcalf 85%
Frank Murkowski 85%
Sue Myrick 85%
William Paxon 85%
Larry Pressler 85%
Frank Riggs 85%
Daniel Schaefer 85%
Andrea Seastrand 85%
John Shadegg 85%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 85%
Randy Tate 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
Todd Tiahrt 85%
Rick White 85%
Richard Armey 84%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
William Baker 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 84%
Sonny Bono 84%
Michael Collins 84%
Randall Cunningham 84%
Jay Dickey 84%
John Doolittle 84%
Philip English 84%
Harris Fawell 84%
Jack Fields, Jr. 84%
Michael Patrick Forbes 84%
Jon David Fox 84%
Dan Frisa 84%
Porter Goss 84%
Martin Hoke 84%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 84%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 84%
Dan Miller 84%
Carlos Moorhead 84%
Robert William Ney 84%
George Radanovich 84%
Ted Stevens 84%
Bob Stump 84%
James Talent 84%
Robert Walker 84%
Cass Ballenger 83%
Bob Barr, Jr. 83%
Peter Blute 83%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 83%
Kit Bond 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
Larry Combest 83%
Barbara Cubin 83%
Thomas DeLay 83%
Robert Dornan 83%
Jennifer Dunn 83%
Thomas Ewing 83%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Slade Gorton 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
James Greenwood 83%
Steven Gunderson 83%
James Hansen 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 83%
Joel Hefley 83%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 83%
David Lee Hobson 83%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 83%
John Linder 83%
James Longley, Jr. 83%
Jan Meyers 83%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 83%
John Edward Porter 83%
Deborah Pryce 83%
James Quillen 83%
Ralph Regula 83%
Charles Taylor 83%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 83%
David Weldon 83%
Gerald Weller 83%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Jim Bunning 82%
John Chafee 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 82%
George Gekas 82%
Paul Gillmor 82%
J. Dennis Hastert 82%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Henry Hyde 82%
Jay Kim 82%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 82%
James Kolbe 82%
Rick Lazio 82%
James Leach 82%
Susan Molinari 82%

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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