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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 46%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 39%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 37%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 46%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 1%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 2%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 2%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 42%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 2%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 3%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 1%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 57%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 41%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 2%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 34%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 2%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 2%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 58%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 3%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 37%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 1%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 9%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 98%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 97%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 1%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 2%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 87%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 2%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 3%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 2%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 3%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 24%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 3%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 98%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 2%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 1%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 38%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 42%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 45%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 2%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 6%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 6%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 3%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 3%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 71%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 57%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 69%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 2%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 72%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 2%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 3%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 2%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 6%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 2%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 41%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 2%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 6%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 3%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 26%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 82%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 31%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 3%
Jason Altmire 17%
Rob Andrews 3%
Michael Arcuri 1%
Joe Baca, Sr. 1%
Michele Bachmann 95%
Spencer Bachus 48%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 63%
Brian Baird 6%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 19%
Roscoe Bartlett 58%
Joe Barton 75%
Max Baucus 3%
Evan Bayh 20%
Melissa Bean 30%

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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