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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 87%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 6%
Jason Altmire 10%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 4%
Joe Baca, Sr. 2%
Michele Bachmann 79%
Spencer Bachus 67%
Brian Baird 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
John Barrow 15%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
Max Baucus 5%
Evan Bayh 35%
Melissa Bean 21%
Bob Bennett 64%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 9%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 4%
Kit Bond 64%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Dan Boren 19%
Leonard Boswell 2%
Rick Boucher 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
Nancy Boyda 8%
Bruce Braley 7%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
Ginny Brown-Waite 61%
Jim Bunning 74%
Dan Burton 87%
Steve Buyer 61%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 70%
John Campbell III 95%
Chris Cannon 90%
Eric Cantor 83%
Dennis Cardoza 2%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 8%
Mike Castle 31%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 23%
Saxby Chambliss 79%
Ben Chandler III 8%
Travis Childers 27%
Hillary Clinton 4%
Howard Coble 72%
Thomas Coburn 95%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 6%
Larry Craig 68%
Robert Cramer 7%
Barbara Cubin 80%
Artur Davis 4%
David Davis 79%
Geoff Davis 71%
Lincoln Davis 8%
Thomas Davis III 71%
Bill Delahunt 2%
James DeMint 98%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 4%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 64%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 54%
John Doolittle 77%
Byron Dorgan 5%
Thelma Drake 69%
David Dreier 80%
Chet Edwards 4%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 45%
Philip English 46%
John Ensign 95%
Bob Etheridge 2%
Terry Everett 68%
Tom Feeney 93%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 11%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
Barney Frank 2%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Jim Gerlach 48%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Phil Gingrey 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 7%
Judd Gregg 90%
John Hall 4%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 4%
Tom Harkin 2%
Jane Harman 14%
Doc Hastings 77%
Robert Hayes 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 79%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 13%
Baron Hill 11%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
David Lee Hobson 64%
Paul Hodes 8%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Thomas Holden 9%
Rush Holt, Jr. 11%
Darlene Hooley 2%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Kay Hutchison 73%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Daniel Inouye 2%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
William Jefferson 7%
Tim Johnson 47%
Timothy Johnson 5%
Steve Kagen 8%
Paul Kanjorski 6%
Ric Keller 74%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Jack Kingston 87%
Ron Klein 4%
Joseph Knollenberg 58%
Herb Kohl 2%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
John Kuhl, Jr. 53%
Jon Kyl 98%
Ray LaHood 34%
Nicholas Lampson 39%
Mary Landrieu 14%
Tom Latham 67%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 2%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 74%
Ron Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 2%
Blanche Lincoln 7%
John Linder 95%
Dick Lugar 66%
Dan Lungren 81%
Connie Mack IV 91%
Tim Mahoney 7%
Don Manzullo 77%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 62%
Jim Matheson 33%
Carolyn McCarthy 4%
Thaddeus McCotter 63%
James McCrery III 77%
John McHugh 34%
Mike McIntyre 13%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McNulty 2%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 2%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 6%
Mike Michaud 10%
Gary Miller 75%
George Miller 4%
Brad Miller 4%
Harry Mitchell 23%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 4%
Jim Moran, Jr. 4%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Jack Murtha 2%
Marilyn Musgrave 77%
Sue Myrick 80%
Ben Nelson 5%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 2%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 12%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 7%
John Peterson 70%
Tom Petri 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 58%
Todd Platts 54%
Earl Pomeroy 4%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%

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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