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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 68%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 72%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 61%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 24%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 87%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 89%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 74%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 71%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 79%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 68%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 68%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 28%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 45%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 63%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 89%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 70%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 74%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 61%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 72%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 66%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 68%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 72%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 66%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 11%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 11%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 16%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 24%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 92%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 76%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 73%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 72%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 76%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 24%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 16%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 47%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 24%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 18%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 55%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 76%
Neil Abercrombie 13%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 16%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 32%
Wayne Allard 80%
George Allen 76%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Spencer Bachus 78%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 72%
Brian Baird 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 13%
Cass Ballenger 69%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
Charlie Bass 76%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 36%
Bob Beauprez 87%
Chris Bell 16%
Bob Bennett 63%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 26%
Joe Biden, Jr. 33%
Judy Biggert 55%
Michael Bilirakis 84%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
Tim Bishop 13%

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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