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Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 36%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 56%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 2%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 6%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 2%
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 6%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 39%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 21%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 2%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 2%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 78%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 77%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 2%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 2%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 5%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 98%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 70%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 2%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 2%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 2%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 2%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 13%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 24%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 2%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 47%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 2%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 98%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 57%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 2%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 2%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 64%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 4%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 71%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 72%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 49%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 2%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 2%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 67%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 65%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 65%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 2%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 59%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 2%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 2%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 32%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 10%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 6%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 61%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 32%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 4%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 73%

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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