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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 16%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 32%
Wayne Allard 80%
George Allen 76%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Brian Baird 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 13%
Cass Ballenger 69%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
Charlie Bass 76%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 36%
Bob Beauprez 87%
Chris Bell 16%
Bob Bennett 63%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 26%
Judy Biggert 55%
Michael Bilirakis 84%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 58%
Henry Bonilla 64%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 68%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Rick Boucher 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 32%
John Breaux 21%
Henry Brown, Jr. 66%
Ginny Brown-Waite 76%
Jim Bunning 80%
Conrad Burns 56%
Max Burns 68%
Dan Burton 81%
Steve Buyer 86%
Robert Byrd 16%
Ben Campbell 54%
Chris Cannon 89%
Dennis Cardoza 24%
Brad Carson 28%
Julia Carson 14%
Edward Case 21%
Mike Castle 53%
Chris Chocola 82%
Hillary Clinton 16%
Norm Coleman 72%
Michael Collins 87%
Kent Conrad 8%
Jon Corzine 20%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 94%
Larry Craig 72%
Robert Cramer 35%
Philip Crane 89%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Randall Cunningham 79%
Thomas Daschle 4%
Artur Davis 16%
James Davis 13%
Jo Ann Davis 79%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 62%
Bill Delahunt 13%
Thomas DeLay 77%
James DeMint 95%
Peter Deutsch 21%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Norm Dicks 8%
Chris Dodd 16%
Elizabeth Dole 72%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 58%
Calvin Dooley 37%
John Doolittle 68%
Byron Dorgan 4%
David Dreier 68%
Jennifer Dunn 68%
John Edwards 13%
Chet Edwards 27%
Vern Ehlers 54%
Jo Ann Emerson 71%
Philip English 47%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 16%
Lane Evans 11%
Terry Everett 81%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 44%
Michael Ferguson 70%
Bob Filner 11%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
Mark Foley 65%
Harold Ford, Jr. 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 87%
Barney Frank 13%
William Frist 68%
Jonas Frost III 11%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 43%
Jim Gibbons 87%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
Paul Gillmor 63%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 71%
Bart Gordon 24%
Porter Goss 64%
Daniel Graham 25%
Mark Green 95%
James Greenwood 53%
Judd Gregg 60%
Gilbert Gutknecht 84%
Jane Harman 17%
Melissa Hart 66%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
Robert Hayes 76%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 78%
Joel Hefley 82%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
Baron Hill 24%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
David Lee Hobson 63%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 8%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 26%
Ernest Hollings 13%
Darlene Hooley 18%
John Nathan Hostettler 71%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 76%
Duncan Hunter 82%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Henry Hyde 70%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 72%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 13%
William Jefferson 24%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 81%
Christopher John 36%
Nancy Johnson 46%
Tim Johnson 42%
Paul Kanjorski 11%
Ric Keller 81%
Sue Kelly 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 8%
Mark Kennedy 79%
Patrick Kennedy 11%
Dale Kildee 13%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
Gerald Kleczka 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 59%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 55%
Dennis Kucinich 16%
Jon Kyl 88%
Ray LaHood 58%
Nicholas Lampson 8%
Tom Lantos 6%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 16%
James Leach 41%
Jerry Lewis 61%
Ron Lewis 76%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Blanche Lincoln 24%
John Linder 89%
William Lipinski 26%
Trent Lott, Sr. 72%
Dick Lugar 71%
Denise Majette 16%
Don Manzullo 82%
Jim Marshall 24%
Robert Matsui 16%
Karen McCarthy 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 82%
James McCrery III 66%
John McHugh 52%
Scott McInnis 72%
Michael McNulty 11%
Martin Meehan 13%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 14%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Brad Miller 11%
Zell Bryan Miller 71%
Alan Mollohan 14%
Dennis Moore 19%
Jack Murtha 16%
Marilyn Musgrave 89%
Sue Myrick 81%
Ben Nelson 28%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 65%
Robert William Ney 66%

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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