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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 31%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 3%
Jason Altmire 17%
Rob Andrews 3%
Michael Arcuri 1%
Joe Baca, Sr. 1%
Brian Baird 6%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 58%
Max Baucus 3%
Evan Bayh 20%
Melissa Bean 30%
Bob Bennett 60%
Shelley Berkley 2%
Howard Berman 3%
Marion Berry 2%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 84%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 39%
Mary Bono Mack 37%
Dan Boren 10%
Leonard Boswell 4%
Rick Boucher 2%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 5%
Nancy Boyda 4%
Henry Brown, Jr. 41%
Ginny Brown-Waite 61%
Jim Bunning 86%
Dan Burton 84%
Steve Buyer 73%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 93%
Dennis Cardoza 4%
Russ Carnahan 2%
Christopher Carney 15%
Mike Castle 48%
Ben Chandler III 4%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 37%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 2%
Larry Craig 63%
Robert Cramer 4%
Barbara Cubin 37%
Artur Davis 3%
David Davis 93%
Geoff Davis 55%
Lincoln Davis 7%
Thomas Davis III 44%
Bill Delahunt 4%
James DeMint 97%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 37%
Norm Dicks 3%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 73%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 42%
John Doolittle 31%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 43%
David Dreier 63%
Chet Edwards 4%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Brad Ellsworth 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 21%
Philip English 28%
John Ensign 97%
Bob Etheridge 3%
Terry Everett 38%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 34%
Michael Ferguson 15%
Bob Filner 2%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
Barney Frank 6%
Elton Gallegly 52%
Gabrielle Giffords 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 51%
Bart Gordon 5%
Judd Gregg 77%
John Hall 2%
Phil Hare 2%
Jane Harman 5%
Robert Hayes 35%
Wally Herger, Jr. 69%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 6%
Baron Hill 16%
Maurice Hinchey 1%
David Lee Hobson 26%
Paul Hodes 3%
Pete Hoekstra 52%
Thomas Holden 3%
Darlene Hooley 4%
Kenny Hulshof 48%
Duncan Hunter 53%
Kay Hutchison 63%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
William Jefferson 3%
Tim Johnson 39%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 4%
Ric Keller 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 3%
Patrick Kennedy 1%
Dale Kildee 1%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Ron Klein 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
Herb Kohl 3%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
John Kuhl, Jr. 17%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 18%
Steve LaTourette 19%
Frank Lautenberg 6%
Jerry Lewis 26%
Ron Lewis 43%
Joe Lieberman 6%
Blanche Lincoln 6%
John Linder 95%
Dick Lugar 63%
Dan Lungren 79%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Tim Mahoney 16%
Don Manzullo 49%
Jim Marshall 22%
Melquiades Martinez 71%
Thaddeus McCotter 36%
James McCrery III 44%
John McHugh 13%
Michael McNulty 2%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 3%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 11%
Brad Miller 3%
Harry Mitchell 23%
Alan Mollohan 1%
Dennis Moore 4%
Patrick Murphy 15%
Jack Murtha 2%
Marilyn Musgrave 93%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 3%
Jim Oberstar 2%
Dave Obey 2%
John Olver 2%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 4%
Ron Paul 61%
Donald Payne 1%
John Peterson 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 36%
Todd Platts 58%
Earl Pomeroy 4%
Jon Porter, Sr. 22%
Deborah Pryce 35%
George Radanovich 72%
James Ramstad 73%
Ralph Regula 18%
Denny Rehberg 31%
Richard Renzi 19%
Silvestre Reyes 2%
Thomas Reynolds 36%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Ross 4%
Steve Rothman 2%
Ken Salazar 3%
William Sali 93%
Jim Saxton 19%
Jean Schmidt 79%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 98%
Christopher Shays 28%
Heath Shuler 20%
Ike Skelton 6%
Gordon Smith 38%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 2%
Hilda Solis 2%
Mark Souder 65%
Zack Space 5%
Arlen Specter 29%
John Spratt, Jr. 2%
Pete Stark 7%
Cliff Stearns 87%
Ted Stevens 37%
Bart Stupak 2%
John Sullivan 89%
John Sununu 89%
Betty Sutton 2%
Tom Tancredo 92%

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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