Rating Group: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 72%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 37%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 79%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 89%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 2%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 2%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 96%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 82%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 2%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 2%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 72%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 94%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 94%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 84%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 89%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 2%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 66%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 4%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 11%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 2%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 89%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 16%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 2%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 84%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 91%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 89%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 4%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 2%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 72%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 65%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 90%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 83%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 78%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 85%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 37%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 7%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 2%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 2%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 98%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 4%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 2%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 9%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 2%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 2%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 11%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 2%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 79%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 4%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 2%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 2%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 82%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 89%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 23%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 2%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 98%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 2%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 4%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 96%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 4%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 2%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 4%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 2%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 11%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 5%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 80%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 80%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 2%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 82%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 6%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 82%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 9%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 2%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 2%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 2%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 72%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 2%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 5%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 11%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 94%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 94%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 84%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 87%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 89%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 89%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 4%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 7%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 2%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 5%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 2%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 66%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 4%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 11%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 2%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 26%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 89%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 16%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 4%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 7%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 2%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 84%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 91%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 2%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 91%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 89%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 4%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 2%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 93%
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