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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
James DeMint 98%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 98%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 98%
Jon Kyl 98%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
John Shadegg 98%
Tom Tancredo 97%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 95%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 95%
John Ensign 95%
John Linder 95%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 94%
Tom Feeney 93%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
Cliff Stearns 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
Connie Mack IV 91%
Chris Cannon 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
Judd Gregg 90%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
John Sununu 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 88%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
Ron Paul 88%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 88%
Todd Akin 87%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 87%
Dan Burton 87%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 87%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 86%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 85%
Wayne Allard 83%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
Eric Cantor 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 83%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Dan Lungren 81%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 81%
Bill Young 81%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
Barbara Cubin 80%
David Dreier 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 80%
Sue Myrick 80%
David Weldon 80%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
David Davis 79%
Wally Herger, Jr. 79%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
William Sali 79%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 79%
Zach Wamp 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 78%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 78%
Jean Schmidt 78%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
John Doolittle 77%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 77%
Duncan Hunter 77%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 77%
Don Manzullo 77%
James McCrery III 77%
Marilyn Musgrave 77%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 77%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 77%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 77%
Heather Wilson 77%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 76%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 76%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 76%
George Radanovich 76%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 76%
Brian Bilbray 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 75%
Jim Bunning 74%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 74%
Ric Keller 74%
Jerry Lewis 74%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 73%
Kay Hutchison 73%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 72%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 72%
Geoff Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 71%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 71%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 71%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 70%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 70%
John Peterson 70%
John Sullivan 70%
Todd Tiahrt 70%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 70%
Thelma Drake 69%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 68%
Larry Craig 68%
Terry Everett 68%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Ron Lewis 68%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 67%
Judy Biggert 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 67%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Dick Lugar 66%
Rodney Alexander 65%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 65%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 65%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
Bob Bennett 64%
Kit Bond 64%
Elizabeth Dole 64%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 64%
David Lee Hobson 64%
Mark Souder 64%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
Thaddeus McCotter 63%
Denny Rehberg 63%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 63%
Melquiades Martinez 62%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 61%
Ginny Brown-Waite 61%
Steve Buyer 61%
Norm Coleman 60%
Vern Ehlers 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
Thomas Reynolds 60%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
Deborah Pryce 59%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 59%
Joseph Knollenberg 58%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 58%
John Warner 58%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 57%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 57%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 57%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 56%

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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