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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%
Michele Bachmann 91%
Spencer Bachus 76%
Brian Baird 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
Max Baucus 2%
Evan Bayh 53%
Melissa Bean 24%
Mark Begich 12%
Bob Bennett 91%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 74%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 2%
Tim Bishop 4%
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%
Bruce Braley 7%
Bobby Bright 70%
Paul Broun 100%
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%
Dave Camp 93%
John Campbell III 95%
Eric Cantor 91%
Joseph Cao 33%
Dennis Cardoza 7%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 11%
Mike Castle 61%
Saxby Chambliss 97%
Ben Chandler III 18%
Travis Childers 33%
Howard Coble 91%
Thomas Coburn 100%
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%
John Dingell 0%
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%
Jim Gerlach 62%
Gabrielle Giffords 33%
Phil Gingrey 98%
Charlie Gonzalez 2%
Melinda Gopher 91%
Bart Gordon 5%
Judd Gregg 93%
Kay Hagan 11%
John Hall 2%
Ralph Hall 89%
Debbie Halvorson 13%
Phil Hare 7%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 2%
Doc Hastings 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 98%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 36%
Baron Hill 9%
Maurice Hinchey 2%
Paul Hodes 26%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 20%
Rush Holt, Jr. 4%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
Mike Johanns 90%
Tim Johnson 80%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 9%
Paul Kanjorski 7%
Ted Kaufman 2%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 2%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 6%
Mary Jo Kilroy 2%
Jack Kingston 91%
Larry Kissell 15%
Ron Klein 7%
Herb Kohl 6%
Suzanne Kosmas 11%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 33%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
Jon Kyl 95%
Mary Landrieu 3%
Tom Latham 67%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 77%
George LeMieux 90%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
John Linder 98%
Dick Lugar 84%
Dan Lungren 83%
Connie Mack IV 93%
Dan Maffei 11%
Don Manzullo 87%
Betsy Markey 9%
Jim Marshall 38%
Jim Matheson 24%
Carolyn McCarthy 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 80%
Mike McIntyre 27%
Buck McKeon 84%
Michael McMahon 20%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 12%
Mike Michaud 11%
Gary Miller 89%
George Miller 2%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 62%
Harry Mitchell 40%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 4%
Jim Moran, Jr. 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%
Bill Owens 24%
Ed Pastor 9%
Ron Paul 98%
Donald Payne 4%
Tom Perriello 15%
Tom Petri 91%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 7%
Mark Pryor 15%
George Radanovich 81%
Nick Rahall II 7%
Denny Rehberg 84%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Laura Richardson 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 2%
Ciro Rodriguez 9%
Mike Rogers 84%
Mike Ross 17%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 7%
Mark Schauer 17%
Jean Schmidt 93%
Aaron Schock 86%
Allyson Schwartz 4%

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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