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Rating Group: Council for 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 Donald Young Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 45%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 35%
AR U.S. Senate Sr 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 Raul Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 51%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
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 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 51%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
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 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%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 19%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 63%
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. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
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 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
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 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
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%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 19%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 3%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 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 Mike Pence Republican 95%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 81%
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%
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 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%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 38%
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 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 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 9 Bill Shuster Republican 69%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 3%
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%
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%
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 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%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 48%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 26%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 63%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 3%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 73%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 93%
Rodney Alexander 29%
Wayne Allard 75%
George Allen 63%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Spencer Bachus 64%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 69%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 53%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Charlie Bass 74%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 20%
Bob Beauprez 85%
Bob Bennett 63%
Shelley Berkley 16%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 8%
Joe Biden, Jr. 21%
Judy Biggert 58%
Michael Bilirakis 68%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
Tim Bishop 8%

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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