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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 81%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 45%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 35%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 64%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 51%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 51%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 3%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 53%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 19%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 63%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 6%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 43%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 43%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 55%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 79%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 63%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 69%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 45%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 6%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 84%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 19%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 19%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 3%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 78%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 65%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 37%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 53%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 30%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 78%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 58%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 97%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 34%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 3%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 6%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 38%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 98%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 48%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 11%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 69%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 45%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 53%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 69%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 3%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 19%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 22%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 31%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 7%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 69%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 26%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 87%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 48%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%

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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