Rating Group: National Taxpayers Union

1998 Spending Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 46%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 49%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 53%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 53%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 56%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 51%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 55%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 63%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 46%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 22%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 51%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 54%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 53%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 16%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
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 21%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 34%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 73%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 82%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 18%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 49%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 74%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 55%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 23%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 31%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 15%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 72%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 48%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 49%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 70%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 28%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 21%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 29%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 42%
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 65%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Wayne Allard 74%
Thomas Allen 12%
Rob Andrews 27%
Bill Archer 65%
Richard Armey 55%
John Ashcroft 80%
Spencer Bachus 59%
Richard Hugh Baker 51%
Cass Ballenger 69%
James Barcia 24%
Bob Barr, Jr. 76%
Bill Barrett 61%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
Joe Barton 75%
Charlie Bass 47%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 43%
Max Baucus 22%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 48%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 64%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 46%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 50%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 15%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 31%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 30%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 15%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 49%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 19%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 21%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 53%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 53%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 22%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 56%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 51%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 20%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 55%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 63%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 46%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 14%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 16%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 27%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 22%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 53%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 13%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 14%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 51%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 54%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 53%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 12%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 16%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 18%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 14%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 48%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 21%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 14%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 18%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 18%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 19%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 21%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 34%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 73%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 82%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 18%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 49%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 74%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 55%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 21%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 23%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 31%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 15%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 10%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 72%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 13%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 48%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 60%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 49%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 70%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 14%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 28%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 14%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 21%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 13%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 29%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 40%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 42%
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 65%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Wayne Allard 74%
Thomas Allen 12%
Rob Andrews 27%
Bill Archer 65%
Richard Armey 55%
John Ashcroft 80%
Spencer Bachus 59%
Richard Hugh Baker 51%
Cass Ballenger 69%
James Barcia 24%
Bob Barr, Jr. 76%
Bill Barrett 61%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
Joe Barton 75%
Charlie Bass 47%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 43%
Max Baucus 22%
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