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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 70%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 57%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 59%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 68%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 19%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 70%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 53%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 64%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 55%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 52%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 32%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 59%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 53%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 54%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 56%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 52%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 52%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 14%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 48%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 78%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 56%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 57%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 12%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 9%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 13%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 74%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 14%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 63%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 71%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 18%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 61%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 19%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 76%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 49%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 72%
Neil Abercrombie 14%
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 71%
Rodney Alexander 56%
Wayne Allard 80%
George Allen 74%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 16%
Spencer Bachus 58%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 69%
Brian Baird 18%
Richard Hugh Baker 61%
J. Gresham Barrett 71%
John Barrow 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 73%
Joe Barton 69%
Charlie Bass 59%
Max Baucus 23%
Evan Bayh 12%
Melissa Bean 34%
Bob Beauprez 64%
Bob Bennett 69%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 13%
Marion Berry 25%
Joe Biden, Jr. 10%
Judy Biggert 53%
Michael Bilirakis 55%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Tim Bishop 12%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
John Boehner 65%
Kit Bond 69%
Henry Bonilla 57%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 61%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Dan Boren 36%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 18%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 56%
Barbara Boxer 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Bob Brady 12%
Corrine Brown 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 56%
Sam Brownback 75%

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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