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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 82%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Jason Altmire 14%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 9%
Steve Austria 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 99%
Spencer Bachus 42%
Brian Baird 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 98%
John Barrow 4%
Roscoe Bartlett 63%
Max Baucus 5%
Evan Bayh 57%
Melissa Bean 34%
Mark Begich 4%
Bob Bennett 70%
Shelley Berkley 2%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 2%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 63%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
Tim Bishop 4%
John Boccieri 4%
Kit Bond 55%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 44%
Mary Bono Mack 69%
Dan Boren 13%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 1%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 5%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 64%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 48%
Ginny Brown-Waite 53%
Jim Bunning 93%
Roland Burris 3%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 62%
Robert Byrd 11%
Dave Camp 50%
John Campbell III 97%
Eric Cantor 92%
Joseph Cao 22%
Dennis Cardoza 3%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 4%
Mike Castle 60%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Ben Chandler III 2%
Travis Childers 18%
Howard Coble 89%
Thomas Coburn 99%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 3%
Kathy Dahlkemper 7%
Artur Davis 3%
Geoff Davis 55%
Lincoln Davis 3%
Bill Delahunt 1%
James DeMint 97%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 3%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 43%
Steve Driehaus 11%
Chet Edwards 3%
Vern Ehlers 68%
Brad Ellsworth 11%
Bill Emerson 34%
John Ensign 96%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Russ Feingold 49%
Bob Filner 1%
Barney Frank 1%
Elton Gallegly 60%
Jim Gerlach 45%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Phil Gingrey 76%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 3%
Judd Gregg 80%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 9%
Kay Hagan 8%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 73%
Debbie Halvorson 21%
Phil Hare 1%
Tom Harkin 3%
Jane Harman 1%
Doc Hastings 48%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 6%
Baron Hill 3%
Maurice Hinchey 1%
Paul Hodes 8%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 3%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 81%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 91%
Daniel Inouye 1%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 91%
Tim Johnson 86%
Timothy Johnson 5%
Steve Kagen 2%
Paul Kanjorski 1%
Ted Kaufman 12%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 1%
Mary Jo Kilroy 2%
Jack Kingston 74%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 6%
Larry Kissell 5%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 9%
Suzanne Kosmas 11%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 20%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
Jon Kyl 97%
Mary Landrieu 3%
Tom Latham 33%
Steve LaTourette 21%
Frank Lautenberg 3%
Chris Lee 52%
George LeMieux 86%
Carl Levin 4%
Jerry Lewis 39%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 99%
Dick Lugar 82%
Dan Lungren 87%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Dan Maffei 2%
Don Manzullo 81%
Betsy Markey 8%
Jim Marshall 14%
Melquiades Martinez 89%
Eric Massa 9%
Jim Matheson 11%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 84%
John McHugh 10%
Mike McIntyre 5%
Buck McKeon 55%
Michael McMahon 12%
Carrie Meek 2%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 6%
Mike Michaud 2%
Gary Miller 45%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 83%
Harry Mitchell 37%
Alan Mollohan 1%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 1%
Patrick Murphy 7%
Scott Murphy 12%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 8%
Glenn Nye III 32%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 1%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 1%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 86%
Donald Payne 1%
Tom Perriello 9%
Tom Petri 92%
Todd Platts 52%
Earl Pomeroy 3%
Mark Pryor 7%
George Radanovich 66%
Nick Rahall II 1%
Denny Rehberg 43%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 2%
Jay Rockefeller IV 4%
Ciro Rodriguez 2%
Mike Rogers 77%
Mike Ross 3%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 2%
Mark Schauer 27%
Jean Schmidt 94%

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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