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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
James DeMint 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 98%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 98%
Dan Burton 98%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 98%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 98%
Wally Herger, Jr. 98%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
John Linder 98%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 98%
Ron Paul 98%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 98%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 98%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 97%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 97%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 97%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 97%
John Shadegg 97%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 96%
Sue Myrick 96%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
Cliff Stearns 96%
John Sullivan 96%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 95%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
John Ensign 95%
Jon Kyl 95%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 95%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 95%
Jim Bunning 94%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 94%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 94%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 94%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Steve Austria 93%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
Geoff Davis 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
Judd Gregg 93%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 93%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 93%
Connie Mack IV 93%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 93%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 93%
Jean Schmidt 93%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 92%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 91%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 91%
Bob Bennett 91%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 91%
Melinda Gopher 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 91%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 90%
George LeMieux 90%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 89%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 89%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 87%
David Dreier 87%
Don Manzullo 87%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 87%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 86%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 84%
Jo Ann Emerson 84%
Elton Gallegly 84%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 84%
Dick Lugar 84%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 84%
Denny Rehberg 84%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 84%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 84%
Dan Lungren 83%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 82%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 81%
George Radanovich 81%
Brian Bilbray 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Scott Brown 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 80%
Tim Johnson 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 80%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 78%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 78%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 78%
Kit Bond 77%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 77%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 77%
Chris Lee 77%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 76%
Judy Biggert 74%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 74%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 72%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 72%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 72%
Bobby Bright 70%

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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