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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 7%
Gary Ackerman 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 85%
Wayne Allard 90%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 15%
Rob Andrews 26%
Richard Armey 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
Spencer Bachus 83%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
Cass Ballenger 74%
James Barcia 37%
Bob Barr, Jr. 93%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 26%
Roscoe Bartlett 74%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
Charlie Bass 78%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Bob Bennett 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 19%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 19%
Marion Berry 37%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
Judy Biggert 81%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
Rod Blagojevich 15%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 78%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 78%
Kit Bond 65%
Henry Bonilla 78%
David Edward Bonior 7%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 15%
Leonard Boswell 26%
Rick Boucher 23%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 78%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
John Breaux 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
Ed Bryant 74%
Jim Bunning 85%
Conrad Burns 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 15%
Herbert Callahan 82%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
Dave Camp 81%
Ben Campbell 80%
Chris Cannon 85%
Eric Cantor 93%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
Jean Carnahan 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
Brad Carson 33%
Julia Carson 12%
Mike Castle 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Lincoln Chafee 40%
Saxby Chambliss 77%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 26%
Eva Clayton 4%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 20%
Robert Clement 33%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
Howard Coble 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
Michael Collins 81%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
Larry Combest 78%
Gary Condit 26%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
John Cooksey 72%
Jon Corzine 25%
Jerry Costello 22%
Christopher Cox 91%
William Coyne 15%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 11%
Barbara Cubin 79%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
Randall Cunningham 81%
Thomas Daschle 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
James Davis 19%
Jo Ann Davis 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 26%
Thomas Davis III 78%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 74%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 19%
Bill Delahunt 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
Thomas DeLay 96%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 22%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Norm Dicks 15%
John Dingell 7%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 61%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 19%
David Dreier 81%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
Jennifer Dunn 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 26%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 67%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
Philip English 74%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
Bob Etheridge 26%
Lane Evans 7%
Terry Everett 72%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 11%
Russ Feingold 35%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
Michael Ferguson 63%
Bob Filner 11%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
Ernest Fletcher 78%
Mark Foley 70%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 23%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 81%
Barney Frank 19%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 70%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 12%
Elton Gallegly 78%
John Ganske 58%
George Gekas 70%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 7%
Jim Gibbons 79%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
Paul Gillmor 54%
Benjamin Gilman 41%
Charlie Gonzalez 11%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 89%
Bart Gordon 37%
Porter Goss 85%
Daniel Graham 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
Mark Green 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 15%
James Greenwood 69%
Judd Gregg 80%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 63%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 78%

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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