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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. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
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 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
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 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 73%
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 2 Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 97%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
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. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 18%
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 17 Tom Rooney Republican 71%
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%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 51%
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%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
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 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 82%
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. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 14%
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%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 81%
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 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 1%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
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%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 8%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 9%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 81%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 2%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 31%
MO U.S. Senate Jr 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 Thad Cochran Republican 56%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 7%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 72%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 9%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 94%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 3%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 68%
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%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 1%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
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. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 17%
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 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
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 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 7%
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 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 6%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 4%
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%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 69%
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 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
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%

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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