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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
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 8 John Boehner Republican 87%
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. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 95%
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 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 48%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 2%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
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 Timothy Johnson Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Jr 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 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
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%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 9%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 76%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 76%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 6%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 4%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 68%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 2%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 2%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 6%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 2%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 77%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 71%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 96%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 71%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 38%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 2%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 88%
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%
Brian Baird 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
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%
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%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
Ginny Brown-Waite 61%
Jim Bunning 74%
Dan Burton 87%
Steve Buyer 61%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 90%
Dennis Cardoza 2%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 8%
Mike Castle 31%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 23%
Ben Chandler III 8%
Travis Childers 27%
Hillary Clinton 4%
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%
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 7%

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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