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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 46%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 79%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 3%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 46%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 3%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 3%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 6%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 18%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 57%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 41%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 74%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 9%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 74%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 34%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 23%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 58%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 54%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 37%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 97%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 2%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 3%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 6%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 6%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 71%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 57%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 66%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 62%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 3%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 6%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 2%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 3%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 82%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 39%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 37%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 48%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 1%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 1%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 30%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 19%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 2%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 3%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 3%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 28%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 81%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 37%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 22%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 3%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 2%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 1%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 3%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 1%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 2%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 3%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 86%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 87%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 99%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 2%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 34%

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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