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Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 70%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 6%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 88%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 91%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 71%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 75%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 81%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 31%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 86%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 9%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 19%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 8%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 93%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 2%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 8%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 14%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 46%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 98%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 87%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 79%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 63%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 14%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 23%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 77%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 91%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 6%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 91%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 79%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 9%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 82%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 82%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 76%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 91%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 11%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 6%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 86%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 58%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 15%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 12%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 2%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 9%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 32%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 9%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 31%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 75%

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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