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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 72%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 12%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 97%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 76%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 15%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 98%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 37%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 9%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 2%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 2%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 18%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 2%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 2%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 7%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 5%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 98%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 97%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 2%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 67%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 72%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 93%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 86%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 9%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 98%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 91%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 94%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 98%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 3%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 89%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 2%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 66%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 4%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 11%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 2%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 26%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 91%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 28%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 77%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 4%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 91%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 2%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 2%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 61%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 98%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 93%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 77%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 84%

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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