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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2008 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 54%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 47%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 59%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 6%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 2%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 55%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 71%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 6%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 69%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 58%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 83%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 28%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 68%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 68%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 9%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 77%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 82%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 81%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 11%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 48%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 6%
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 97%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 7%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 61%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 59%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 6%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 9%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 81%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 43%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 3%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 23%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 71%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 3%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 4%
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 12%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 51%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 26%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 14%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 23%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 44%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 82%
Neil Abercrombie 7%
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 42%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 8%
Jason Altmire 14%
Rob Andrews 18%
Michael Arcuri 3%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Michele Bachmann 87%
Spencer Bachus 69%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 67%
Brian Baird 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%

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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