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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Aaron Schock 53%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 1%
Heath Shuler 8%
Ike Skelton 3%
Olympia Snowe 53%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 67%
Zack Space 4%
Arlen Specter 22%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 10%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Bart Stupak 2%
John Sullivan 82%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 5%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 28%
Harry Teague 11%
Lee Terry 80%
Todd Tiahrt 57%
John Tierney 4%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 15%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 87%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 19%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 2%
Frank Wolf 38%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 37%

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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