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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jack Kingston 81%
Mark Kirk 67%
Gerald Kleczka 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 77%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 85%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 15%
Ray LaHood 56%
Nicholas Lampson 15%
Mary Landrieu 30%
Tom Lantos 7%
Tom Latham 73%
Steve LaTourette 56%
James Leach 46%
Carl Levin 10%
Jerry Lewis 70%
Ron Lewis 74%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 93%
William Lipinski 36%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Ken Lucas 56%
Dick Lugar 90%
William Luther 19%
James Maloney 37%
Don Manzullo 88%
Frank Mascara 22%
Jim Matheson 41%
Robert Matsui 4%
Carolyn McCarthy 27%
Karen McCarthy 15%
James McCrery III 74%
Jim McDermott 11%
John McHugh 58%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 76%
Mike McIntyre 31%
Buck McKeon 74%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 15%
Michael McNulty 19%
Martin Meehan 27%
Carrie Meek 8%
John Mica 78%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 4%
Dan Miller 96%
Gary Miller 89%
George Miller 19%
Jeff Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 41%
Jim Moran, Jr. 40%
Constance Morella 48%
Frank Murkowski 79%
Jack Murtha 24%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 25%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 78%
Robert William Ney 63%
Don Nickles 90%
Anne Northup 81%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 65%
James Nussle 78%
Jim Oberstar 12%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 30%
Thomas William Osborne 67%
Doug Ose 67%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 78%
Ed Pastor 7%
Ron Paul 84%
Donald Payne 11%
John Peterson 77%
Tom Petri 81%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 26%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
Joe Pitts 89%
Todd Platts 64%
Richard Pombo 74%
Earl Pomeroy 15%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Adam Putnam 74%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 77%
Nick Rahall II 8%
James Ramstad 78%
Charlie Rangel 8%
Ralph Regula 59%
Denny Rehberg 70%
Harry Reid 10%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 67%
Bob Riley 74%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 19%
Jay Rockefeller IV 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 19%
Timothy Roemer 30%
Mike Rogers 74%
Mike Ross 26%
Steve Rothman 16%
Marge Roukema 62%
Jim Ryun 85%
Martin Olav Sabo 11%
Loretta Sanchez 15%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 26%
Rick Santorum 79%
Paul Sarbanes 5%
Thomas Sawyer 4%
Jim Saxton 54%
Robert Schaffer 81%
Edward Schrock 89%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 81%
Christopher Shays 81%
Donald Sherwood 78%
Ronnie Shows 41%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 59%
Joseph Skeen 74%
Ike Skelton 44%
Gordon Smith 80%
Nick Smith 81%
Bob Smith 95%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Vic Snyder 19%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 11%
Mark Souder 81%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 8%
Pete Stark 16%
Cliff Stearns 89%
Charles Stenholm 41%
Ted Stevens 68%
Ted Strickland 7%
Bob Stump 81%
Bart Stupak 8%
John Sununu 89%
John Sweeney 63%
Tom Tancredo 93%
John Tanner 46%
Ellen Tauscher 26%
William Tauzin II 81%
Charles Taylor 70%
Gene Taylor 41%
Lee Terry 81%
Craig Thomas 68%
William Thomas 80%
Fred Thompson 90%
Karen Thurman 7%
Strom Thurmond 80%
Todd Tiahrt 85%
John Tierney 22%
Robert Torricelli 20%
Ed Towns 19%
James Traficant, Jr. 59%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 12%
James Turner 31%
Mark Udall 15%
David Vitter 77%
George Voinovich 79%
James Walsh 62%
Zach Wamp 85%
John Warner 75%
Wesley Watkins 78%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 7%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 81%
Henry Waxman 16%
Anthony Weiner 19%
David Weldon 78%
W. Curtis Weldon 54%
Gerald Weller 78%
Paul Wellstone 10%
Robert Wexler 0%
Ed Whitfield 74%
Heather Wilson 70%
Frank Wolf 67%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 15%
Albert Wynn 12%
Bill Young 78%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 26%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%

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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