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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
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 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 85%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski 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 95%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 5%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 5%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 95%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 85%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 90%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 90%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 10%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 15%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 70%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 78%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 95%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 95%
Brian Baird 15%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
John Barrow 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Joe Barton 95%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 10%

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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