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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
John Adler 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85%
Rodney Alexander 91%
Jason Altmire 22%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 11%
Steve Austria 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 2%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 76%
Brian Baird 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 2%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
Max Baucus 2%
Evan Bayh 53%
Melissa Bean 24%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 12%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 23%
Bob Bennett 91%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 74%
Brian Bilbray 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
Jeff Bingaman 2%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 4%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 98%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 2%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 84%
John Boccieri 7%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 85%
Dan Boren 28%
Leonard Boswell 4%
Rick Boucher 20%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 2%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 2%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 7%
Bobby Bright 70%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 2%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Scott Brown 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 2%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 98%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 82%
Jim Bunning 94%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 98%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 2%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 95%
Eric Cantor 91%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 6%
Joseph Cao 33%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 7%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 5%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 91%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 89%
Mike Castle 61%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 2%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 97%
Ben Chandler III 18%
Travis Childers 33%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 2%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 77%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 2%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 81%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 13%
Kent Conrad 7%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 30%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 97%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
Jerry Costello 7%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 87%
Mark Critz 19%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 2%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 2%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
Geoff Davis 93%
Lincoln Davis 23%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 2%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 2%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 6%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
Norm Dicks 4%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Charles Djou 69%
Chris Dodd 2%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
Byron Dorgan 2%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 2%
David Dreier 87%
Steve Driehaus 11%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 4%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 53%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
Brad Ellsworth 7%
Jo Ann Emerson 84%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
John Ensign 95%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 2%
Bob Etheridge 4%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 2%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 4%
Russ Feingold 31%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 2%
Bob Filner 9%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 89%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 77%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 98%
Barney Frank 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 2%
Elton Gallegly 84%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 2%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 98%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 62%
Gabrielle Giffords 33%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 93%
Charlie Gonzalez 2%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 93%
Melinda Gopher 91%
Bart Gordon 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 2%

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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