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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Tax Reform

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 15%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 65%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 55%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 32%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 82%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 12%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 22%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 98%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 5%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 28%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 12%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 5%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 88%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 65%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 75%
James Barcia 30%
Bob Barr, Jr. 78%
Bill Barrett 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Joe Barton 82%
Charlie Bass 75%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 65%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 30%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 22%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 25%
Joe Biden, Jr. 5%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 57%
Michael Bilirakis 70%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Rod Blagojevich 12%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
John Boehner 92%
Kit Bond 95%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 15%
Barbara Boxer 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 15%
Bob Brady 5%
John Breaux 30%
Corrine Brown 12%
Sam Brownback 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 80%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 95%
Dan Burton 72%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 5%
Herbert Callahan 80%
Dave Camp 85%
Ben Campbell 90%
Thomas Campbell 65%
Chris Cannon 92%
Lois Capps 22%
Mike Capuano 15%
Julia Carson 5%
Mike Castle 55%
Lincoln Chafee 68%
Saxby Chambliss 70%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 72%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
Eva Clayton 10%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 5%
Robert Clement 30%
Howard Coble 88%
Thomas Coburn 85%
Thad Cochran 85%
Michael Collins 82%
Larry Combest 90%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 10%
John Conyers, Jr. 10%
Merrill Cook 90%
John Cooksey 70%
Jerry Costello 10%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 75%
William Coyne 10%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 30%
Philip Crane 98%
Joe Crowley 10%
Barbara Cubin 70%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Patsy Ann Danner 35%
Thomas Daschle 0%

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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