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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 71%
Wayne Allard 74%
George Allen 75%
Thomas Allen 6%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
Charlie Bass 65%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 29%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Beauprez 88%
Bob Bennett 67%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 24%
Judy Biggert 62%
Michael Bilirakis 71%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
Kit Bond 58%
Henry Bonilla 68%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 8%
Rick Boucher 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
Jim Bunning 63%
Conrad Burns 58%
Dan Burton 79%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 9%
Chris Cannon 76%
Eric Cantor 74%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
Russ Carnahan 9%
Julia Carson 13%
Edward Case 18%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Chris Chocola 88%
Hillary Clinton 17%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 9%
Jerry Costello 26%
Larry Craig 58%
Robert Cramer 41%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Artur Davis 18%
Geoff Davis 68%
James Davis 7%
Jo Ann Davis 66%
Lincoln Davis 35%
Thomas Davis III 52%
Bill Delahunt 10%
Thomas DeLay 74%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
Norm Dicks 12%
Chris Dodd 17%
Elizabeth Dole 74%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 61%
John Doolittle 65%
Byron Dorgan 4%
Thelma Drake 71%
David Dreier 71%
Chet Edwards 26%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
Philip English 74%
John Ensign 83%
Bob Etheridge 6%
Lane Evans 6%
Terry Everett 78%
Tom Feeney 94%
Russ Feingold 33%
Michael Ferguson 71%
Bob Filner 12%
Mark Foley 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 76%
Barney Frank 12%
William Frist 71%
Elton Gallegly 65%
Jim Gibbons 77%
Wayne Gilchrest 59%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 59%
Bart Gordon 30%
Mark Green 68%
Judd Gregg 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 76%
Jane Harman 20%
Katherine Harris 81%
Melissa Hart 68%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
Robert Hayes 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 82%
Joel Hefley 74%
Wally Herger, Jr. 76%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 18%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
David Lee Hobson 66%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 21%
Darlene Hooley 15%
John Nathan Hostettler 79%
Kenny Hulshof 65%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Kay Hutchison 63%
Henry Hyde 72%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
William Jefferson 16%
James Merrill Jeffords 17%
William Lewis Jenkins 74%
Nancy Johnson 56%
Tim Johnson 44%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 76%
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 8%
Mark Kennedy 76%
Patrick Kennedy 9%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 9%
Joseph Knollenberg 68%
Herb Kohl 21%
James Kolbe 79%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
John Kuhl, Jr. 65%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 59%
Tom Lantos 9%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Frank Lautenberg 4%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 65%
Ron Lewis 71%
Joe Lieberman 24%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 85%
Trent Lott, Sr. 61%
Dick Lugar 71%
Dan Lungren 79%
Connie Mack IV 82%
Don Manzullo 79%
Jim Marshall 36%
Melquiades Martinez 71%
Thaddeus McCotter 68%
James McCrery III 74%
John McHugh 59%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 12%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 12%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 27%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 10%
Brad Miller 3%
Alan Mollohan 24%
Dennis Moore 18%
Jack Murtha 15%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
Sue Myrick 84%
Ben Nelson 46%
Robert William Ney 59%
Anne Northup 74%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 78%
James Nussle 74%
Jim Oberstar 3%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 6%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 15%
Thomas William Osborne 62%
Major Owens 6%
Michael Oxley 66%
Ron Paul 69%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 64%
Todd Platts 71%
Richard Pombo 69%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
Jon Porter, Sr. 65%
Deborah Pryce 70%
George Radanovich 81%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 65%

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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