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Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 51%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 54%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 56%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 24%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 26%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 61%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 54%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 54%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 56%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 58%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 64%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 52%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 26%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 56%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 58%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 53%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 59%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 21%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 64%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 56%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 28%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 31%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 22%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 16%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 54%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 57%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 32%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 22%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 19%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 27%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 28%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 19%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 27%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 24%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 72%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 49%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 73%
Neil Abercrombie 24%
Gary Ackerman 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 65%
Wayne Allard 66%
George Allen 55%
Thomas Allen 18%
Rob Andrews 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 16%
Spencer Bachus 57%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 68%
Brian Baird 19%
Richard Hugh Baker 55%
Cass Ballenger 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 57%
Joe Barton 60%
Charlie Bass 60%
Max Baucus 32%
Evan Bayh 31%
Bob Bennett 61%
Douglas Bereuter 46%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 23%
Marion Berry 27%
Joe Biden, Jr. 15%
Judy Biggert 59%
Michael Bilirakis 60%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
John Boehner 62%
Kit Bond 59%
Henry Bonilla 53%
Mary Bono Mack 48%
Leonard Boswell 27%
Rick Boucher 22%
Barbara Boxer 14%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 16%
Bob Brady 20%
John Breaux 29%
Corrine Brown 19%
Henry Brown, Jr. 53%
Sam Brownback 67%
Jim Bunning 65%
Conrad Burns 53%
Dan Burton 58%
Steve Buyer 54%
Robert Byrd 15%
Dave Camp 55%
Ben Campbell 52%
Chris Cannon 65%
Eric Cantor 57%
Lois Capps 25%
Mike Capuano 30%
Brad Carson 26%
Julia Carson 21%
Mike Castle 58%
Lincoln Chafee 52%
Saxby Chambliss 53%
Hillary Clinton 17%
Howard Coble 58%
Thad Cochran 52%
Michael Collins 73%
Larry Combest 48%
Kent Conrad 15%
John Conyers, Jr. 26%
Jon Corzine 20%
Jerry Costello 28%
Christopher Cox 64%
Larry Craig 60%
Robert Cramer 36%
Philip Crane 67%
Ander Crenshaw 55%
Joe Crowley 18%
Barbara Cubin 61%
John Culberson 63%
Randall Cunningham 53%
Thomas Daschle 18%
James Davis 28%
Jo Ann Davis 56%
Thomas Davis III 57%
Mark Dayton 14%
Nathan Deal 63%
Bill Delahunt 26%
Thomas DeLay 59%
James DeMint 62%
Peter Deutsch 19%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 19%

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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