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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2009 Lifetime Scores

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 6%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 90%
Neil Abercrombie 6%
Gary Ackerman 5%
John Adler 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 43%
Jason Altmire 14%
Rob Andrews 14%
Michael Arcuri 5%
Steve Austria 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 7%
Michele Bachmann 91%
Spencer Bachus 67%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 69%
Brian Baird 13%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
Joe Barton 77%
Max Baucus 19%
Evan Bayh 29%
Melissa Bean 39%
Mark Begich 4%
Bob Bennett 64%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 19%
Judy Biggert 62%
Brian Bilbray 74%
Jeff Bingaman 19%
Tim Bishop 7%
John Boccieri 4%
John Boehner 74%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 53%
Mary Bono Mack 58%
Dan Boren 21%
Leonard Boswell 18%
Rick Boucher 13%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 53%
Barbara Boxer 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 22%
Bob Brady 7%
Bruce Braley 3%
Bobby Bright 64%
Paul Broun 99%
Corrine Brown 5%
Henry Brown, Jr. 56%
Sam Brownback 81%
Ginny Brown-Waite 64%
Jim Bunning 79%
Roland Burris 3%
Dan Burton 79%
Steve Buyer 70%
Robert Byrd 15%
Dave Camp 65%
John Campbell III 88%
Eric Cantor 76%
Joseph Cao 22%
Lois Capps 11%
Mike Capuano 8%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 9%
Mike Castle 56%
Jason Chaffetz 98%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Ben Chandler III 7%
Travis Childers 23%
Howard Coble 80%
Thomas Coburn 95%
Thad Cochran 56%
Michael Coffman 97%
Kent Conrad 17%
John Conyers, Jr. 8%
Robert Corker 75%
Jerry Costello 15%
Ander Crenshaw 56%
Joe Crowley 7%
John Culberson 64%
Kathy Dahlkemper 7%
Artur Davis 10%
Geoff Davis 61%
Lincoln Davis 25%
Nathan Deal 85%
Bill Delahunt 9%
James DeMint 97%
Charlie Dent 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 51%
Norm Dicks 7%
John Dingell 6%
Chris Dodd 13%
Joe Donnelly, Sr. 14%
Byron Dorgan 14%
David Dreier 64%
Steve Driehaus 11%
John Duncan, Jr. 89%
Donna Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 17%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 12%
Bill Emerson 53%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 13%
Mary Fallin 69%
Sam Farr 8%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 5%
Russ Feingold 39%
Bob Filner 6%
Jeff Flake 98%
John Fleming, Jr. 90%
Randy Forbes 66%
Barney Frank 11%
Al Franken 9%
Trent Franks 94%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 53%
Elton Gallegly 60%
Scott Garrett 95%
Jim Gerlach 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 14%
Phil Gingrey 76%
Charlie Gonzalez 7%
Bob Goodlatte 77%
Bart Gordon 24%
Alan Grayson 2%
Gene Green 14%
Judd Gregg 80%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 9%
Luis Gutiérrez 7%
Kay Hagan 8%
John Hall 2%
Ralph Hall 64%
Debbie Halvorson 21%
Phil Hare 2%
Tom Harkin 15%
Jane Harman 20%
Gregg Harper 72%
Doc Hastings 66%
Orrin Hatch 68%
Dean Heller 17%
Jeb Hensarling 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 81%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 13%
Baron Hill 16%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 10%
Paul Hodes 6%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Tim Holden 18%
Rush Holt, Jr. 13%
Mike Honda 6%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Steve Israel 12%
Darrell Issa 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
Lynn Jenkins 93%
Mike Johanns 91%
Sam Johnson 86%
Timothy Johnson 11%
Tim Johnson 50%
Walter Jones, Jr. 68%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Ted Kaufman 12%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
John Kerry 21%
Dale Kildee 7%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Mary Jo Kilroy 2%
Jack Kingston 73%
Mark Kirk 56%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 6%
Larry Kissell 5%
Ron Klein 3%
John Kline 79%
Herb Kohl 31%
Suzanne Kosmas 11%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 20%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
Jon Kyl 93%
Leonard Lance 63%
Mary Landrieu 19%
Tom Latham 58%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 21%
Chris Lee 52%
George LeMieux 86%
Carl Levin 19%
Sandy Levin 6%
Jerry Lewis 53%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 18%

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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