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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2011 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 11%
Sandy Adams 76%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Todd Akin 79%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Jason Altmire 35%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 91%
Rob Andrews 10%
Steve Austria 73%
Kelly Ayotte 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Michele Bachmann 75%
Spencer Bachus 71%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 84%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 65%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 89%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 81%
Charlie Bass 68%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 15%
Max Baucus 11%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
Mark Begich 13%
Dan Benishek 83%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
Rick Berg 71%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 12%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 67%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 70%
Jeff Bingaman 12%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
Tim Bishop 13%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 81%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 67%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 81%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 75%
Barbara Boxer 9%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
Bruce Braley 21%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 79%
Paul Broun 87%
Corrine Brown 10%
Scott Brown 60%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 74%
Ann Marie Buerkle 82%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
Dan Burton 85%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
Dave Camp 70%
John Campbell III 92%
Quico Canseco 74%
Eric Cantor 73%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 66%
Lois Capps 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
Dennis Cardoza 34%
Russ Carnahan 9%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 16%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 72%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
Jason Chaffetz 90%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
Ben Chandler III 31%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 14%
Hansen Clarke 15%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 12%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 12%
Dan Coats 86%
Howard Coble 84%
Thomas Coburn 96%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 17%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 69%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 78%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 13%
Kent Conrad 9%
John Conyers, Jr. 18%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 12%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 34%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
Jerry Costello 29%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
Chip Cravaack 69%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 69%
Ander Crenshaw 66%
Mark Critz 22%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
Geoff Davis 72%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
James DeMint 93%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 68%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
Norm Dicks 10%
John Dingell 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
Bob Dold 66%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 16%
David Dreier 64%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 77%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
Donna Edwards 13%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 18%
Renee Ellmers 73%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 75%
Sam Farr 16%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
Bob Filner 15%
Stephen Fincher 74%
Mike Fitzpatrick 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 78%
John Fleming, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 78%
Randy Forbes 72%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 66%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 82%
Barney Frank 20%
Al Franken 9%
Trent Franks 85%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 15%
Elton Gallegly 73%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 76%
Scott Garrett 87%
Jim Gerlach 66%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 71%
Chris Gibson 68%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 10%
Phil Gingrey 81%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 79%
Charlie Gonzalez 14%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 76%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 87%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 16%
Michael Grimm 63%
Frank Guinta 77%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 71%

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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