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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 91%
Jason Altmire 22%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 11%
Steve Austria 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 2%
Brian Baird 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
Max Baucus 2%
Evan Bayh 53%
Melissa Bean 24%
Bob Bennett 91%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 74%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 2%
John Boccieri 7%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Dan Boren 28%
Leonard Boswell 4%
Rick Boucher 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14%
Bobby Bright 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Scott Brown 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 94%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 98%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 0%
Eric Cantor 91%
Joseph Cao 33%
Dennis Cardoza 7%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 11%
Mike Castle 61%
Ben Chandler III 18%
Travis Childers 33%
Kent Conrad 7%
Jerry Costello 7%
Mark Critz 19%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 14%
Geoff Davis 93%
Lincoln Davis 23%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
Norm Dicks 4%
Charles Djou 69%
Chris Dodd 2%
Byron Dorgan 2%
David Dreier 87%
Steve Driehaus 11%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 53%
Brad Ellsworth 7%
Jo Ann Emerson 84%
John Ensign 95%
Bob Etheridge 4%
Russ Feingold 31%
Bob Filner 9%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Gabrielle Giffords 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 2%
Melinda Gopher 91%
Bart Gordon 5%
Judd Gregg 93%
John Hall 2%
Debbie Halvorson 13%
Phil Hare 7%
Jane Harman 2%
Wally Herger, Jr. 98%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 36%
Baron Hill 9%
Maurice Hinchey 2%
Paul Hodes 26%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 20%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
Tim Johnson 80%
Steve Kagen 9%
Paul Kanjorski 7%
Ted Kaufman 2%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 2%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 6%
Mary Jo Kilroy 2%
Larry Kissell 15%
Ron Klein 7%
Herb Kohl 6%
Suzanne Kosmas 11%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 33%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
Jon Kyl 95%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 77%
George LeMieux 90%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
John Linder 98%
Dick Lugar 84%
Dan Lungren 83%
Connie Mack IV 93%
Don Manzullo 87%
Betsy Markey 9%
Jim Marshall 38%
Thaddeus McCotter 80%
Michael McMahon 20%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 12%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 62%
Harry Mitchell 40%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 4%
Patrick Murphy 7%
Scott Murphy 13%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 50%
Glenn Nye III 46%
Jim Oberstar 2%
Dave Obey 2%
John Olver 2%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Ron Paul 98%
Donald Payne 4%
Tom Perriello 15%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 7%
George Radanovich 81%
Denny Rehberg 84%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Laura Richardson 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 9%
Mike Ross 17%
Steve Rothman 0%
Mark Schauer 17%
Jean Schmidt 93%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 2%
John Shadegg 97%
Heath Shuler 24%
Ike Skelton 24%
Olympia Snowe 69%
Vic Snyder 4%
Zack Space 15%
Arlen Specter 2%
John Spratt, Jr. 2%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Bart Stupak 7%
John Sullivan 96%
Betty Sutton 4%
John Tanner 20%
Gene Taylor 44%
Harry Teague 18%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Ed Towns 2%
George Voinovich 69%
Zach Wamp 88%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 7%
Jim Webb, Jr. 20%
Anthony Weiner 4%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 2%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 11%
Bill Young 58%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 17%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 2%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 2%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 2%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 2%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 2%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 2%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps 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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