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Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 91%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 81%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 4%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 63%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 36%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 74%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 4%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 81%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 79%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 21%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 58%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 81%
Neil Abercrombie 17%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 92%
Wayne Allard 88%
George Allen 63%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Spencer Bachus 79%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 75%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
Cass Ballenger 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Joe Barton 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 38%
Bob Bennett 73%
Douglas Bereuter 71%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 38%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 83%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 83%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 71%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 29%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Bob Brady 13%
John Breaux 19%
Corrine Brown 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
Sam Brownback 88%
Jim Bunning 94%
Conrad Burns 63%
Dan Burton 87%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 13%
Dave Camp 75%
Ben Campbell 53%
Chris Cannon 91%
Eric Cantor 83%
Lois Capps 21%
Mike Capuano 9%
Brad Carson 29%
Julia Carson 4%
Mike Castle 83%
Lincoln Chafee 56%
Saxby Chambliss 79%
Hillary Clinton 6%
Howard Coble 88%
Thad Cochran 56%
Michael Collins 96%
Kent Conrad 19%
John Conyers, Jr. 13%
Jon Corzine 19%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 80%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 95%
Ander Crenshaw 71%
Joe Crowley 13%
Barbara Cubin 78%
John Culberson 92%
Randall Cunningham 74%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 21%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Thomas Davis III 65%
Mark Dayton 0%
Nathan Deal 88%
Bill Delahunt 14%
Thomas DeLay 83%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Norm Dicks 13%
John Dingell 9%

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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