Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

1995 Spending Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 18%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 26%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 41%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 77%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 27%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 58%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 81%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 42%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 32%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 36%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 37%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 30%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 35%
Neil Abercrombie 14%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 19%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 87%
Rob Andrews 51%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 84%
John Ashcroft 89%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 87%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
William Baker 84%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 83%
Bill Barrett 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Joe Barton 84%
Charlie Bass 86%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 79%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 24%
Bob Bennett 85%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Howard Berman 26%
Tom Bevill 36%
Joe Biden, Jr. 30%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 81%
Peter Blute 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
John Boehner 83%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 18%
Sonny Bono 84%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Rick Boucher 23%
Barbara Boxer 14%
Bill Bradley 20%
John Breaux 18%
Bill Brewster 53%
Glen Browder 39%
Corrine Brown 13%
George Brown, Jr. 21%
Hank Brown 93%
Sam Brownback 87%
Richard Bryan 31%
Ed Bryant 86%
John Bryant 35%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 74%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 22%
Herbert Callahan 80%
Dave Camp 88%
Ben Campbell 81%
Mike Castle 81%
John Chafee 82%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
Jim Chapman 42%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 85%
Jon Lynn Christensen 89%
Dick Chrysler 87%
William Clay, Sr. 16%
Eva Clayton 14%
Robert Clement 42%
William Clinger 78%
Dan Coats 90%
Howard Coble 88%
Thomas Coburn 88%
Thad Cochran 85%
William Cohen 73%
Ronald Coleman 17%
Barbara-Rose Collins 16%
Cardiss Collins 21%
Michael Collins 84%
Larry Combest 83%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 21%
John Conyers, Jr. 18%
Wes Cooley 88%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Christopher Cox 87%
William Coyne 21%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 43%
Philip Crane 88%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 85%
Barbara Cubin 83%
Randall Cunningham 84%
Alfonse D'Amato 85%
Patsy Ann Danner 47%
Thomas Daschle 17%
Thomas Davis III 77%
Nathan Deal 77%
Eligio de la Garza II 24%
Thomas DeLay 83%
Ronald Dellums 20%
Peter Deutsch 44%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76%
Jay Dickey 84%
Norm Dicks 18%
John Dingell 18%
Julian Dixon 9%
Chris Dodd 18%
Robert Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 85%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 84%
Byron Dorgan 18%
Robert Dornan 83%
David Dreier 85%
John Duncan, Jr. 89%
Jennifer Dunn 83%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 85%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 82%
Bill Emerson 80%
Philip English 84%
John Ensign 88%
Lane Evans 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.

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top