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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Taxpayers for Common Sense

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 59%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 36%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 59%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 68%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 45%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 27%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 45%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 53%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 23%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 23%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 36%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 32%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 47%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 59%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 59%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 45%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 47%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 32%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 64%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 23%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 41%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 36%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 59%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 55%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 55%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 36%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 68%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 36%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 45%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 23%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 53%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 18%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 64%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 32%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 41%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 41%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 27%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 59%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 33%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 27%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 41%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 59%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 68%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 77%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 64%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 77%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 23%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 47%
Neil Abercrombie 41%
Gary Ackerman 45%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 41%
Wayne Allard 60%
George Allen 40%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 59%
Richard Armey 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 41%
Spencer Bachus 23%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 40%
Brian Baird 68%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
Cass Ballenger 23%
James Barcia 36%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 41%
Joe Barton 23%
Charlie Bass 59%
Max Baucus 13%
Evan Bayh 40%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 41%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 68%
Marion Berry 45%
Joe Biden, Jr. 33%
Judy Biggert 41%
Michael Bilirakis 32%
Jeff Bingaman 27%
Rod Blagojevich 45%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
John Boehner 23%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 23%
David Edward Bonior 45%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
Robert Borski, Jr. 55%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 32%
Barbara Boxer 27%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
Bob Brady 36%
John Breaux 13%
Corrine Brown 32%
Henry Brown, Jr. 32%
Sam Brownback 53%
Ed Bryant 23%
Jim Bunning 47%
Conrad Burns 33%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 23%
Robert Byrd 27%
Herbert Callahan 14%
Dave Camp 27%
Ben Campbell 40%
Chris Cannon 32%
Eric Cantor 36%
Lois Capps 45%
Mike Capuano 50%
Jean Carnahan 27%
Brad Carson 27%
Julia Carson 41%
Mike Castle 45%
Lincoln Chafee 33%
Saxby Chambliss 23%
Eva Clayton 36%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 13%
Robert Clement 32%
Hillary Clinton 20%
Howard Coble 27%
Thad Cochran 27%
Michael Collins 36%
Larry Combest 23%
Gary Condit 32%
Kent Conrad 27%
John Conyers, Jr. 64%
John Cooksey 14%
Jon Corzine 47%
Jerry Costello 45%
Christopher Cox 45%
William Coyne 50%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 23%
Philip Crane 50%

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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