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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 96%
John Sununu 95%
Todd Akin 94%
Tom Feeney 94%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 94%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 94%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 94%
John Shadegg 94%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
James DeMint 91%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 88%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 88%
Tom Tancredo 88%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
John Linder 85%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 85%
Sue Myrick 84%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 84%
John Sullivan 84%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
John Ensign 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Connie Mack IV 82%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 82%
George Radanovich 81%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 81%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
Dan Burton 79%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
Dan Lungren 79%
Don Manzullo 79%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 79%
Cliff Stearns 79%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
Terry Everett 78%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 78%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 78%
Todd Tiahrt 78%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Chris Cannon 76%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 76%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 76%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 76%
Wally Herger, Jr. 76%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 76%
Ric Keller 76%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 76%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 76%
David Weldon 76%
Steve Buyer 75%
Judd Gregg 75%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
Wayne Allard 74%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 74%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
Elizabeth Dole 74%
Philip English 74%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 74%
James McCrery III 74%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 73%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 73%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 73%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 72%
Bill Young 72%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 71%
Rodney Alexander 71%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 71%
Thelma Drake 71%
David Dreier 71%
Michael Ferguson 71%
Paul Gillmor 71%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
Robert Hayes 71%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Ron Lewis 71%
Dick Lugar 71%
Melquiades Martinez 71%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 71%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 71%
Todd Platts 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 71%
Zach Wamp 71%
John Warner 71%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 70%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
Deborah Pryce 70%
James Ramstad 70%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 69%
Ron Paul 69%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
Geoff Davis 68%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
Joseph Knollenberg 68%
Thaddeus McCotter 68%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 68%
Richard Renzi 68%
Thomas Reynolds 68%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 68%
Mark Souder 68%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 68%
Gerald Weller 68%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 68%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 68%
Bob Bennett 67%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 67%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 67%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 67%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
John Peterson 67%
Craig Thomas 67%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
Jo Ann Davis 66%
David Lee Hobson 66%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 65%
John Doolittle 65%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 65%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
Elton Gallegly 65%
Kenny Hulshof 65%
John Kuhl, Jr. 65%
Jerry Lewis 65%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 65%
Jon Porter, Sr. 65%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 64%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 64%
Jim Bunning 63%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 63%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 63%
Kay Hutchison 63%
Ted Stevens 63%
Judy Biggert 62%

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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