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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2011 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 82%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 81%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 76%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 8%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 12%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 28%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 78%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 91%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 92%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 74%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 21%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 11%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 9%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 16%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 74%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 12%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 79%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 79%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 11%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 12%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 76%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 84%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 86%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 93%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 16%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 12%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 23%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 66%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 89%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 12%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 69%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 69%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 76%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 91%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 76%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 89%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 76%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 68%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 16%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 87%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 6%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 74%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 77%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 81%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 14%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 83%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 74%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer 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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