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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens Against Government Waste

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 91%
Rob Andrews 62%
Bill Archer 84%
Richard Armey 81%
John Ashcroft 81%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
William Baker 75%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 24%
Cass Ballenger 70%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 77%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 42%
Bill Barrett 68%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 54%
Max Baucus 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
Anthony Beilenson 11%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 72%
Howard Berman 11%
Tom Bevill 37%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 23%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 68%
Peter Blute 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
Kit Bond 62%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 74%
Rick Boucher 11%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
Bill Bradley 33%
John Breaux 18%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 9%
George Brown, Jr. 18%
Hank Brown 94%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 88%
Richard Bryan 23%
Ed Bryant 84%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 60%
Jim Bunning 73%
Conrad Burns 65%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 18%
Herbert Callahan 64%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
Dave Camp 84%
Ben Campbell 57%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
Mike Castle 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
John Chafee 65%
Saxby Chambliss 73%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 78%
Jon Lynn Christensen 93%
Dick Chrysler 91%
William Clay, Sr. 9%
Eva Clayton 11%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 92%
Howard Coble 86%
Thomas Coburn 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 62%
William Cohen 55%
Ronald Coleman 9%
Barbara-Rose Collins 6%
Cardiss Collins 17%
Michael Collins 75%
Larry Combest 73%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 27%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
Wes Cooley 84%
Jerry Costello 35%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Christopher Cox 84%
Larry Craig 73%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 84%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Alfonse D'Amato 68%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 15%
Thomas Davis III 64%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 73%
E. Kika de la Garza 27%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
Thomas DeLay 68%
Ronald Dellums 18%
Peter Deutsch 33%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 76%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Jay Dickey 75%
Norm Dicks 15%
John Dingell 13%
Julian Dixon 11%
Chris Dodd 15%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 37%
Robert Dole 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 45%
John Doolittle 82%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Robert Dornan 78%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 44%
David Dreier 86%
Jennifer Dunn 73%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 18%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 74%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 71%
Bill Emerson 65%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
Philip English 71%
John Ensign 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 26%
Lane Evans 15%
Terry Everett 66%
Thomas Ewing 81%
Jim Exon 33%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 81%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
Harris Fawell 84%
Victor Fazio 13%
Russ Feingold 44%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
Cleo Fields 18%
Jack Fields, Jr. 86%
Bob Filner 14%
Floyd Flake 13%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 71%
Mark Foley 84%
Michael Patrick Forbes 65%
Wendell Ford 7%
Tillie Fowler 75%
Jon David Fox 81%
Barney Frank 25%
Gary Franks 73%
Robert Franks 80%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
Dan Frisa 82%
William Frist 73%
Jonas Frost III 14%
David Funderburk 82%
Elton Gallegly 76%
John Ganske 84%
Sam Gejdenson 15%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 11%
Pete Geren 54%
Sam Gibbons 15%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 77%
Benjamin Gilman 63%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 23%
Henry Gonzalez 13%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 84%
Slade Gorton 65%
Porter Goss 91%
Daniel Graham 26%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
William Phillip Gramm 81%
Rodney Grams 91%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 31%
Enid Greene 75%
Judd Gregg 86%
Steven Gunderson 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 21%
Gilbert Gutknecht 88%
Ralph Hall 66%
Tony Hall 23%
Lee Hamilton 37%
Melton Hancock 84%
James Hansen 65%
Tom Harkin 26%
Jane Harman 50%

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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