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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

2012 Positions on Tax and Spending

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 52%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 11%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 68%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 67%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 64%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 16%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 87%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 15%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 82%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 76%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 21%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 23%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 8%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 24%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 12%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 61%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 69%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 87%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 27%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 87%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 65%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 76%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 14%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 69%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 64%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 77%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 82%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 16%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 82%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 83%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 16%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 84%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 14%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 49%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 59%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 71%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 78%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 63%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 15%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 74%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 11%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 85%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 81%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 48%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 68%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 74%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 59%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 11%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 6%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 16%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 16%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 78%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 7%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 67%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 30%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 71%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 78%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 64%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 66%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 73%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 23%

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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