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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 3%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 47%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 47%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 4%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 1%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 1%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 41%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 98%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 18%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 5%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 59%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 65%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 1%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 1%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 79%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 77%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 98%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 79%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 2%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 98%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 2%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 82%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 2%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 24%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 3%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 1%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 98%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 37%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 1%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 99%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 36%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 100%
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%

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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