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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 3%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 37%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 57%
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%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 2%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 82%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 19%
Roscoe Bartlett 58%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Max Baucus 3%
Evan Bayh 20%
Melissa Bean 30%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 2%
Bob Bennett 60%
Shelley Berkley 2%
Howard Berman 3%
Marion Berry 2%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 84%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 54%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 72%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 2%
Tim Bishop 3%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 58%
John Boehner 79%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 39%
Mary Bono Mack 37%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 46%
Dan Boren 10%
Leonard Boswell 4%
Rick Boucher 2%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 22%
Barbara Boxer 3%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 5%
Nancy Boyda 4%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 2%
Bruce Braley 3%
Paul Broun 97%
Corrine Brown 4%
Henry Brown, Jr. 41%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
Sam Brownback 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 61%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
Jim Bunning 86%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 76%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 97%
Dan Burton 84%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 1%
Steve Buyer 73%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 41%
Dave Camp 64%
John Campbell III 99%
Chris Cannon 93%
Eric Cantor 89%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 6%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 26%
Lois Capps 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
Dennis Cardoza 4%
Russ Carnahan 2%
Christopher Carney 15%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 61%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
Mike Castle 48%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 3%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 97%
Saxby Chambliss 86%
Ben Chandler III 4%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 3%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 3%
Howard Coble 89%
Thomas Coburn 91%
Thad Cochran 54%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 2%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 42%
Norm Coleman 37%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 90%
Kent Conrad 0%
John Conyers, Jr. 1%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 69%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 66%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
Jerry Costello 2%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 3%
Larry Craig 63%
Robert Cramer 4%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74%
Ander Crenshaw 44%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 4%
Barbara Cubin 37%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 49%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 2%
Artur Davis 3%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
David Davis 93%
Geoff Davis 55%
Lincoln Davis 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
Thomas Davis III 44%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 97%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
Bill Delahunt 4%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 1%
James DeMint 97%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 35%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 37%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 42%
Norm Dicks 3%
John Dingell 4%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
Elizabeth Dole 73%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 42%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 18%
John Doolittle 31%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 2%
Thelma Drake 43%
David Dreier 63%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
Chet Edwards 4%
Vern Ehlers 47%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 3%
Brad Ellsworth 18%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 4%
Jo Ann Emerson 21%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 3%
Philip English 28%
John Ensign 97%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
Bob Etheridge 3%
Terry Everett 38%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 54%
Sam Farr 4%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 5%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 34%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
Michael Ferguson 15%
Bob Filner 2%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Randy Forbes 52%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 71%
Barney Frank 6%
Trent Franks 98%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 34%
Elton Gallegly 52%
Scott Garrett 99%
Jim Gerlach 31%
Gabrielle Giffords 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 8%
Phil Gingrey 82%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 51%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 64%
Bart Gordon 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 54%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 71%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 4%
Judd Gregg 77%

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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