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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 8%
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%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
Cass Ballenger 74%
James Barcia 37%
Robert Barr, Jr. 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 74%
Charlie Bass 78%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Bennett 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 19%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 19%
Marion Berry 37%
Judy Biggert 81%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Rod Blagojevich 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
Kit Bond 65%
Henry Bonilla 78%
David Edward Bonior 7%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
Robert Borski, Jr. 15%
Leonard Boswell 26%
Rick Boucher 23%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
John Breaux 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Ed Bryant 74%
Jim Bunning 85%
Conrad Burns 70%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 15%
Herbert Callahan 82%
Ben Campbell 80%
Chris Cannon 85%
Jean Carnahan 20%
Brad Carson 33%
Julia Carson 12%
Mike Castle 70%
Eva Clayton 4%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 20%
Robert Clement 33%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Michael Collins 81%
Larry Combest 78%
Gary Condit 26%
Kent Conrad 0%
John Cooksey 72%
Jon Corzine 25%
Jerry Costello 22%
Christopher Cox 91%
William Coyne 15%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 96%
Barbara Cubin 79%
Randall Cunningham 81%
Thomas Daschle 5%
James Davis 19%
Jo Ann Davis 81%
Thomas Davis III 78%
Bill Delahunt 11%
Thomas DeLay 96%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 22%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Norm Dicks 15%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 61%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 81%
Jennifer Dunn 85%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 26%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 67%
Philip English 74%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 26%
Lane Evans 7%
Terry Everett 72%
Russ Feingold 35%
Michael Ferguson 63%
Bob Filner 11%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
Ernest Fletcher 78%
Mark Foley 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 23%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 81%
Barney Frank 19%
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%
Bart Gordon 37%
Porter Goss 85%
Daniel Graham 25%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Mark Green 93%
James Greenwood 69%
Judd Gregg 80%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 63%
Gilbert Gutknecht 78%
Tony Hall 20%
James Hansen 74%
Jane Harman 26%
Melissa Hart 70%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 74%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 93%
Joel Hefley 74%
Jesse Helms 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Baron Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 78%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
David Lee Hobson 67%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 15%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 15%
Ernest Hollings 16%
Darlene Hooley 19%
Stephen Horn 59%
John Nathan Hostettler 81%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 53%
Kenny Hulshof 74%
Duncan Hunter 74%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 75%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 70%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 4%
William Jefferson 26%
James Merrill Jeffords 26%
William Lewis Jenkins 70%
Christopher John 62%
Nancy Johnson 63%
Tim Johnson 59%
Paul Kanjorski 19%
Ric Keller 93%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 20%
Mark Kennedy 70%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Brian Kerns 89%
Dale Kildee 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 7%
Gerald Kleczka 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 77%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 85%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 15%
Ray LaHood 56%
Nicholas Lampson 15%
Tom Lantos 7%
Steve LaTourette 56%
James Leach 46%
Jerry Lewis 70%
Ron Lewis 74%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 93%
William Lipinski 36%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 90%
William Luther 19%
James Maloney 37%
Don Manzullo 88%
Frank Mascara 22%
Robert Matsui 4%
Karen McCarthy 15%
James McCrery III 74%

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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