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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Wayne Allard 85%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 21%
Bill Archer 89%
Richard Armey 89%
John Ashcroft 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
Cass Ballenger 77%
James Barcia 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 96%
Bill Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 81%
Charlie Bass 75%
Herbert Bateman 64%
Max Baucus 21%
Bob Bennett 55%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 7%
Douglas Bereuter 54%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 22%
Brian Bilbray 61%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
Rod Blagojevich 19%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 39%
Kit Bond 63%
Henry Bonilla 78%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 71%
Robert Borski, Jr. 11%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 32%
John Breaux 15%
George Brown, Jr. 8%
Richard Bryan 30%
Ed Bryant 71%
Jim Bunning 65%
Conrad Burns 65%
Dan Burton 72%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 71%
Ben Campbell 55%
Thomas Campbell 68%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 68%
Chris Cannon 90%
Julia Carson 4%
Mike Castle 57%
John Chafee 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 75%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 4%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 15%
Robert Clement 18%
Michael Collins 89%
Larry Combest 71%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 20%
Merrill Cook 74%
John Cooksey 69%
Jerry Costello 11%
Paul Coverdell 70%
Christopher Cox 93%
William Coyne 14%
Larry Craig 65%
Robert Cramer 36%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 79%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 15%
James Davis 11%
Thomas Davis III 52%
Bill Delahunt 4%
Thomas DeLay 86%
Peter Deutsch 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 82%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 7%
John Doolittle 75%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 75%
Jennifer Dunn 79%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 85%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Philip English 64%
Bob Etheridge 11%
Lane Evans 11%
Terry Everett 71%
Thomas Ewing 64%
Russ Feingold 45%
Bob Filner 4%
Mark Foley 71%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 4%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 82%
Tillie Fowler 64%
Barney Frank 15%
Robert Franks 61%
William Frist 65%
Jonas Frost III 7%
Elton Gallegly 68%
John Ganske 54%
Sam Gejdenson 4%
George Gekas 69%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 82%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
Paul Gillmor 67%
Benjamin Gilman 43%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
William Goodling 81%
Bart Gordon 29%
Slade Gorton 50%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 20%
William Phillip Gramm 85%
Rodney Grams 90%
James Greenwood 54%
Judd Gregg 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Tony Hall 19%
James Hansen 81%
J. Dennis Hastert 79%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 93%
Joel Hefley 93%
Jesse Helms 57%
Wally Herger, Jr. 81%
Rick Hill 68%
Van Hilleary 89%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 86%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 25%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 14%
Stephen Horn 61%
John Nathan Hostettler 86%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 41%
Kenny Hulshof 78%
Duncan Hunter 78%
Asa Hutchinson 77%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 89%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Henry Hyde 85%
Daniel Inouye 18%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Christopher John 31%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Sue Kelly 61%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
Bob Kerrey 21%
Dale Kildee 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
Ronald Klink 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 45%
James Kolbe 75%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 15%
Ray LaHood 54%
Nicholas Lampson 4%
Tom Lantos 4%
Stephen Largent 93%
Steve LaTourette 57%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
Rick Lazio 61%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 71%
Joe Lieberman 10%
John Linder 85%
William Lipinski 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 58%
Dick Lugar 85%
William Luther 29%
Connie Mack 75%
James Maloney 32%
Don Manzullo 93%
Matthew Martinez 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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