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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 92%
Wayne Allard 88%
George Allen 63%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
Cass Ballenger 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 38%
Bob Bennett 73%
Douglas Bereuter 71%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 38%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 83%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 71%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 19%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
Jim Bunning 94%
Conrad Burns 63%
Dan Burton 87%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 13%
Ben Campbell 53%
Chris Cannon 91%
Eric Cantor 83%
Brad Carson 29%
Julia Carson 4%
Mike Castle 83%
Hillary Clinton 6%
Michael Collins 96%
Kent Conrad 19%
Jon Corzine 19%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 80%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 95%
Barbara Cubin 78%
Randall Cunningham 74%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 21%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 65%
Bill Delahunt 14%
Thomas DeLay 83%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Norm Dicks 13%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 57%
Calvin Dooley 36%
John Doolittle 74%
Byron Dorgan 13%
David Dreier 71%
Jennifer Dunn 75%
John Edwards 19%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
Philip English 65%
John Ensign 94%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 13%
Terry Everett 79%
Russ Feingold 38%
Michael Ferguson 71%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 81%
Mark Foley 79%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 79%
Barney Frank 13%
William Frist 75%
Jonas Frost III 4%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 8%
Jim Gibbons 83%
Wayne Gilchrest 68%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 38%
Porter Goss 75%
Daniel Graham 13%
Mark Green 79%
James Greenwood 65%
Judd Gregg 63%
Gilbert Gutknecht 79%
Jane Harman 52%
Melissa Hart 88%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 78%
Baron Hill 25%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
David Lee Hobson 79%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 17%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 38%
Ernest Hollings 13%
Darlene Hooley 22%
John Nathan Hostettler 83%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 57%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Duncan Hunter 67%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Henry Hyde 78%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 77%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 4%
William Jefferson 13%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 79%
Christopher John 46%
Nancy Johnson 58%
Tim Johnson 63%
Paul Kanjorski 13%
Ric Keller 96%
Sue Kelly 63%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 88%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
Gerald Kleczka 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 71%
Herb Kohl 13%
James Kolbe 71%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 58%
Nicholas Lampson 13%
Tom Lantos 9%
Steve LaTourette 63%
James Leach 58%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 71%
Joe Lieberman 6%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 22%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Dick Lugar 81%
Don Manzullo 88%
Robert Matsui 13%
Karen McCarthy 9%
James McCrery III 71%
John McHugh 64%
Scott McInnis 91%
Michael McNulty 8%
Martin Meehan 9%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 9%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 21%
Jack Murtha 20%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 25%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 79%
Robert William Ney 79%
Don Nickles 88%
Anne Northup 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 88%
James Nussle 88%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Thomas William Osborne 79%
Doug Ose 63%
Major Owens 14%
Michael Oxley 83%
Ron Paul 70%
Donald Payne 13%
John Peterson 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 83%
Todd Platts 79%
Richard Pombo 65%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
Deborah Pryce 79%
Jack Quinn 57%
George Radanovich 71%

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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