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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 90%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 85%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 95%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 5%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
Neil Abercrombie 15%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 90%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 5%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Charlie Bass 85%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Bennett 90%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 95%
Michael Bilirakis 95%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
Kit Bond 80%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 90%

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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