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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Wayne Allard 89%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 25%
Richard Armey 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
Cass Ballenger 78%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 16%
Bob Bennett 78%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 4%
Douglas Bereuter 63%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 63%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
Rod Blagojevich 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
Kit Bond 79%
Henry Bonilla 70%
David Edward Bonior 4%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 26%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 35%
John Breaux 37%
Ed Bryant 92%
Jim Bunning 83%
Conrad Burns 74%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 26%
Herbert Callahan 64%
Ben Campbell 74%
Chris Cannon 83%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 67%
Eva Clayton 17%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 32%
Robert Clement 33%
Michael Collins 83%
Larry Combest 75%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 21%
John Cooksey 62%
Jerry Costello 22%
Christopher Cox 86%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 79%
Robert Cramer 46%
Philip Crane 95%
Barbara Cubin 78%
Randall Cunningham 74%
Thomas Daschle 5%
James Davis 13%
Thomas Davis III 74%
Bill Delahunt 13%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Norm Dicks 4%
Chris Dodd 11%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 72%
Calvin Dooley 33%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 75%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
John Edwards 11%
Chet Edwards 8%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 88%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
Philip English 71%
Bob Etheridge 29%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 74%
Russ Feingold 16%
Bob Filner 4%
Peter Fitzgerald 79%
Ernest Fletcher 67%
Mark Foley 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 25%
William Frist 89%
Jonas Frost III 4%
Elton Gallegly 54%
John Ganske 75%
George Gekas 70%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 71%
Wayne Gilchrest 68%
Paul Gillmor 52%
Benjamin Gilman 41%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
Bart Gordon 43%
Porter Goss 88%
Daniel Graham 16%
William Phillip Gramm 89%
Mark Green 92%
James Greenwood 71%
Judd Gregg 83%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Tony Hall 8%
James Hansen 73%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Jesse Helms 79%
Wally Herger, Jr. 87%
Baron Hill 9%
Van Hilleary 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 9%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 63%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 8%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 21%
Ernest Hollings 11%
Darlene Hooley 21%
Stephen Horn 54%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 62%
Kenny Hulshof 83%
Duncan Hunter 67%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 78%
Kay Hutchison 89%
Henry Hyde 67%
Daniel Inouye 19%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 70%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 17%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Christopher John 38%
Nancy Johnson 54%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Sue Kelly 71%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 63%
Herb Kohl 37%
James Kolbe 67%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 8%
Ray LaHood 63%
Nicholas Lampson 13%
Tom Lantos 4%
Stephen Largent 95%
Steve LaTourette 61%
James Leach 70%
Jerry Lewis 57%
Ron Lewis 63%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Blanche Lincoln 32%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 19%
Trent Lott, Sr. 79%
Dick Lugar 79%
William Luther 38%
James Maloney 42%
Don Manzullo 92%
Frank Mascara 8%
Robert Matsui 4%
Karen McCarthy 4%
James McCrery III 74%
John McHugh 54%
Scott McInnis 88%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 21%
Michael McNulty 16%
Martin Meehan 33%
Carrie Meek 4%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 4%
Dan Miller 92%
Zell Bryan Miller 60%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 17%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 38%
Constance Morella 38%
Frank Murkowski 89%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 96%

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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