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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

1995 Spending Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 78%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 77%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 14%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 23%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 41%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 77%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 82%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 27%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 81%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 81%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 42%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 32%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 32%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 87%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 24%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 36%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 37%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 30%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 85%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 86%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 87%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 24%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 16%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 83%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 24%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 91%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 35%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 22%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
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%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
William Baker 84%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 83%
Bill Barrett 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Charlie Bass 86%
Herbert Bateman 79%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 24%
Bob Bennett 85%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Howard Berman 26%
Tom Bevill 36%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 81%
Peter Blute 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 18%
Sonny Bono 84%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Rick Boucher 23%
Bill Bradley 20%
John Breaux 18%
Bill Brewster 53%
Glen Browder 39%
George Brown, Jr. 21%
Hank Brown 93%
Richard Bryan 31%
Ed Bryant 86%
John Bryant 35%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 74%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 22%
Herbert Callahan 80%
Ben Campbell 81%
Mike Castle 81%
John Chafee 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%
William Cohen 73%
Ronald Coleman 17%
Barbara-Rose Collins 16%
Cardiss Collins 21%

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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