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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 71%
Wayne Allard 74%
Thomas Allen 6%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Spencer Bachus 71%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
John Barrow 24%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 29%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Bennett 67%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 24%
Judy Biggert 62%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Tim Bishop 9%
Kit Bond 58%
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%
Dan Burton 79%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 9%
Dave Camp 67%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 76%
Eric Cantor 74%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
Russ Carnahan 9%
Julia Carson 13%
Mike Castle 50%
Saxby Chambliss 67%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Hillary Clinton 17%
Howard Coble 69%
Thomas Coburn 96%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 9%
Jerry Costello 26%
Larry Craig 58%
Robert Cramer 41%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Artur Davis 18%
Geoff Davis 68%
Jo Ann Davis 66%
Lincoln Davis 35%
Thomas Davis III 52%
Bill Delahunt 10%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
Norm Dicks 12%
John Dingell 6%
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%
Terry Everett 78%
Tom Feeney 94%
Russ Feingold 33%
Michael Ferguson 71%
Bob Filner 12%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 76%
Barney Frank 12%
Elton Gallegly 65%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 59%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Phil Gingrey 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 59%
Bart Gordon 30%
Judd Gregg 75%
Charles Hagel 67%
Ralph Hall 73%
Tom Harkin 4%
Jane Harman 20%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
Doc Hastings 63%
Robert Hayes 71%
Wally Herger, Jr. 76%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 18%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
David Lee Hobson 66%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 21%
Rush Holt, Jr. 6%
Darlene Hooley 15%
Kenny Hulshof 65%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Kay Hutchison 63%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
William Jefferson 16%
Tim Johnson 44%
Timothy Johnson 13%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 8%
Patrick Kennedy 9%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 9%
Jack Kingston 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 68%
Herb Kohl 21%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
John Kuhl, Jr. 65%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 59%
Mary Landrieu 38%
Tom Lantos 9%
Tom Latham 62%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Frank Lautenberg 4%
Carl Levin 17%
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%
Jim Matheson 38%
Carolyn McCarthy 12%
Thaddeus McCotter 68%
James McCrery III 74%
John McHugh 59%
Mike McIntyre 29%
Buck McKeon 71%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 12%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 27%
Mike Michaud 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 10%
Gary Miller 82%
George Miller 6%
Brad Miller 3%
Alan Mollohan 24%
Dennis Moore 18%
Jim Moran, Jr. 15%
Jack Murtha 15%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
Sue Myrick 84%
Ben Nelson 46%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 78%
Jim Oberstar 3%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 6%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 15%
Ed Pastor 9%
Ron Paul 69%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 67%
Tom Petri 79%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 64%
Todd Platts 71%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
Jon Porter, Sr. 65%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Mark Pryor 17%
George Radanovich 81%
Nick Rahall II 15%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Richard Renzi 68%
Silvestre Reyes 21%
Thomas Reynolds 68%
Jay Rockefeller IV 14%
Mike Rogers 76%

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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