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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2008 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 54%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 54%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 47%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 69%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 9%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 59%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 16%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 6%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 10%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 54%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 63%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 99%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 84%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 2%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 7%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 16%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 61%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 55%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 54%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 79%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 71%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 6%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 16%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 5%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 94%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 69%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 61%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 58%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 21%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 66%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 42%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 9%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 21%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 23%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 68%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 68%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 56%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 9%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 77%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 23%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 77%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 82%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 79%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 81%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 94%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 14%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 64%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 84%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 48%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%

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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