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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 9%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 87%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 22%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 58%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 56%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 78%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 6%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 14%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 14%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 55%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 74%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 54%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 19%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 32%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 69%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 77%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 77%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 58%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 30%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 1%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 33%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 3%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 83%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 62%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 54%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 78%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 76%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 51%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 68%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 21%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 57%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 57%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 53%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 29%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 55%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 53%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 30%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 32%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 52%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 18%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 61%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 23%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 59%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 56%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 39%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 66%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 36%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 13%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 62%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 19%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 53%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 58%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 24%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 72%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 29%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 87%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 71%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 24%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 63%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 79%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 65%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 24%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 54%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 84%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 11%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 33%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 36%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 16%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 68%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Wayne Allard 84%
Thomas Allen 14%
Rob Andrews 19%
Bill Archer 65%
Richard Armey 60%
John Ashcroft 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 12%
Brian Baird 23%
Richard Hugh Baker 57%
Cass Ballenger 59%
James Barcia 18%
Bob Barr, Jr. 72%
Bill Barrett 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%

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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