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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 2%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 74%
Ron Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 2%
Blanche Lincoln 7%
John Linder 95%
Dick Lugar 66%
Dan Lungren 81%
Connie Mack IV 91%
Tim Mahoney 7%
Don Manzullo 77%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 62%
Jim Matheson 33%
Carolyn McCarthy 4%
Thaddeus McCotter 63%
James McCrery III 77%
Jim McDermott 13%
John McHugh 34%
Mike McIntyre 13%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McNulty 2%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 2%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 6%
John Mica 74%
Mike Michaud 10%
Barbara Mikulski 2%
Candice Miller 39%
Gary Miller 75%
George Miller 4%
Jeff Miller 94%
Brad Miller 4%
Harry Mitchell 23%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 4%
Jim Moran, Jr. 4%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Jack Murtha 2%
Marilyn Musgrave 77%
Sue Myrick 80%
Ben Nelson 5%
Randy Neugebauer 78%
Barack Obama II 5%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 2%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 12%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 7%
John Peterson 70%
Tom Petri 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 58%
Joe Pitts 88%
Todd Platts 54%
Earl Pomeroy 4%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%
Tom Price 94%
Deborah Pryce 59%
Mark Pryor 2%
Adam Putnam 68%
George Radanovich 76%
Nick Rahall II 2%
James Ramstad 48%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Ralph Regula 46%
Denny Rehberg 63%
Harry Reid 0%
Richard Renzi 48%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Thomas Reynolds 60%
Laura Richardson 2%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 17%
Mike Rogers 69%
Mike Ross 6%
Steve Rothman 9%
John Salazar 4%
Ken Salazar 2%
William Sali 79%
Loretta Sanchez 7%
Jim Saxton 55%
Jean Schmidt 78%
Allyson Schwartz 6%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 11%
John Shadegg 98%
Christopher Shays 42%
Heath Shuler 11%
Ike Skelton 2%
Gordon Smith 44%
Olympia Snowe 21%
Vic Snyder 4%
Mark Souder 64%
Zack Space 4%
Arlen Specter 55%
John Spratt, Jr. 4%
Pete Stark 16%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Ted Stevens 51%
Bart Stupak 4%
John Sullivan 70%
John Sununu 90%
Betty Sutton 4%
Tom Tancredo 97%
John Tanner 4%
Ellen Tauscher 4%
Gene Taylor 13%
Lee Terry 77%
Todd Tiahrt 70%
John Tierney 9%
Ed Towns 2%
Mark Udall 4%
David Vitter 79%
George Voinovich 45%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 79%
John Warner 58%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 10%
Jim Webb, Jr. 2%
Anthony Weiner 2%
David Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 47%
Lynn Westmoreland 88%
Robert Wexler 5%
Ed Whitfield 57%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 4%
Heather Wilson 77%
Frank Wolf 68%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 4%
Bill Young 81%

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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