Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Gary Ackerman 6%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 94%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 71%
Rodney Alexander 71%
Wayne Allard 74%
George Allen 75%
Thomas Allen 6%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Spencer Bachus 71%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 9%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
John Barrow 24%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 76%
Charlie Bass 65%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 29%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Beauprez 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
Bob Bennett 67%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 24%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 17%
Judy Biggert 62%
Michael Bilirakis 71%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
Tim Bishop 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 73%
Kit Bond 58%
Henry Bonilla 68%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 8%
Rick Boucher 15%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 65%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 9%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 79%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
Jim Bunning 63%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
Conrad Burns 58%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
Dan Burton 79%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 12%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 9%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
Dave Camp 67%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 76%
Eric Cantor 74%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 38%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
Russ Carnahan 9%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
Julia Carson 13%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 76%
Edward Case 18%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
Linc Chafee 33%
Saxby Chambliss 67%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Chris Chocola 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 6%
Hillary Clinton 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
Howard Coble 69%
Thomas Coburn 96%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
Norm Coleman 38%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
Kent Conrad 9%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 31%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 24%
Jerry Costello 26%
Larry Craig 58%
Robert Cramer 41%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 70%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 6%
Barbara Cubin 76%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 39%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
Artur Davis 18%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
Geoff Davis 68%
James Davis 7%
Jo Ann Davis 66%
Lincoln Davis 35%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
Thomas Davis III 52%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
Bill Delahunt 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
Thomas DeLay 74%
James DeMint 91%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 68%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 42%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
Norm Dicks 12%
John Dingell 6%
Chris Dodd 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
Elizabeth Dole 74%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 61%
John Doolittle 65%
Byron Dorgan 4%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 9%
Thelma Drake 71%
David Dreier 71%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
Chet Edwards 26%
Vern Ehlers 61%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
Philip English 74%
John Ensign 83%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
Bob Etheridge 6%
Lane Evans 6%
Terry Everett 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 3%
Tom Feeney 94%
Russ Feingold 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
Michael Ferguson 71%
Bob Filner 12%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 47%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 94%
Mark Foley 70%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 15%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 76%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
Barney Frank 12%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 68%
William Frist 71%
Elton Gallegly 65%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 94%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Jim Gibbons 77%
Wayne Gilchrest 59%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Phil Gingrey 73%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 76%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 59%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
Bart Gordon 30%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 9%
Mark Green 68%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%

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.

Skip to top
Back to top