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Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2009 Lifetime Scores

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 55%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 45%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 19%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 26%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
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 6%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
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 3%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 58%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
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 11%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 3%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 87%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 53%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 72%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 3%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 68%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 43%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 3%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 57%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 1%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 14%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 65%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 25%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 9%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 7%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 9%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 3%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 81%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 86%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 52%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 86%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 1%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 5%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 1%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 2%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 42%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 6%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 81%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 16%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 4%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 12%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 7%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 82%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 75%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 68%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 2%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 71%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 11%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 3%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 11%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 57%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 13%

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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