State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 22%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 43%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 36%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 27%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 29%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 94%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 92%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 36%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 86%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 36%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 71%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 21%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 92%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 23%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 79%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 43%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 54%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 29%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 36%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 31%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 29%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 77%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 77%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 71%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 25%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 77%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 31%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 27%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 43%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 57%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 94%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 86%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 93%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 71%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 38%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 93%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 43%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 43%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 93%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 93%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 71%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 79%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 21%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 31%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 43%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 86%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 36%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 29%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 93%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 14%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 92%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 64%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 94%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 93%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 79%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 79%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 92%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 29%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 36%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 79%
OH Governor John Kasich R 50%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 44%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 23%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 77%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 64%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 86%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 43%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 29%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 21%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 94%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 57%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 43%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 29%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 43%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 21%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 29%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 36%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 43%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 36%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 85%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 38%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 86%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 36%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 79%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 54%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 86%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 31%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 85%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 93%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 29%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 36%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 86%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 31%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 19%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 36%
Richard Armey 43%
John Ashcroft 13%
Henry Scott Baesler 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 46%
Cass Ballenger 29%
James Barcia 86%
Robert Barr, Jr. 29%
Bill Barrett 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
Charlie Bass 50%
Herbert Bateman 43%
Max Baucus 88%
Bob Bennett 31%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 57%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 86%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 43%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 29%
David Edward Bonior 93%
Sonny Bono 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 86%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 79%
John Breaux 75%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 94%
Ed Bryant 29%
Dale Bumpers 94%
Jim Bunning 50%
Conrad Burns 31%
Dan Burton 36%
Steve Buyer 38%
Robert Byrd 94%
Herbert Callahan 43%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 43%
Chris Cannon 43%
Julia Carson 93%
Mike Castle 57%
John Chafee 69%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 21%
Jon Lynn Christensen 43%
William Clay, Sr. 71%
Eva Clayton 93%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 88%
Robert Clement 85%
Michael Collins 43%
Larry Combest 36%
Gary Condit 79%
Kent Conrad 100%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 31%
Christopher Cox 29%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 31%
Robert Cramer 93%
Philip Crane 29%
Barbara Cubin 45%
Randall Cunningham 43%
Alfonse D'Amato 50%
Patsy Ann Danner 79%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 93%
Thomas Davis III 57%
Bill Delahunt 86%
Thomas DeLay 43%
Ronald Dellums 79%
Peter Deutsch 93%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 29%
Norm Dicks 93%
Julian Dixon 93%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 31%
Calvin Dooley 92%
John Doolittle 21%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 38%
Jennifer Dunn 43%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 57%
John Ensign 43%
Bob Etheridge 93%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 36%
Thomas Ewing 43%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 25%
Harris Fawell 64%
Victor Fazio 93%
Russ Feingold 88%
Bob Filner 86%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 43%
Michael Patrick Forbes 46%
Harold Ford, Jr. 93%
Wendell Ford 81%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 43%
Jon David Fox 50%
Barney Frank 85%
Robert Franks 50%
William Frist 31%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 43%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Jim Gibbons 43%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 38%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Newt Gingrich 33%
John Glenn 88%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
William Goodling 43%
Bart Gordon 86%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 43%
Daniel Graham 88%
William Phillip Gramm 19%
Rodney Grams 19%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 31%
Gilbert Gutknecht 43%
Tony Hall 85%
Lee Hamilton 93%
James Hansen 36%
Jane Harman 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 43%
Joel Hefley 29%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 36%
Rick Hill 36%
Van Hilleary 21%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 69%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 31%
Thomas Holden 92%
Ernest Hollings 75%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 64%
John Nathan Hostettler 29%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 62%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 36%
Asa Hutchinson 43%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Kay Hutchison 31%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 29%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 79%
William Jefferson 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
William Lewis Jenkins 57%
Christopher John 79%
Jay Johnson 100%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 50%
Dirk Kempthorne 31%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 86%
Patrick Kennedy 86%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 94%
Dale Kildee 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 71%
Jay Kim 50%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
Ronald Klink 93%
Scott Klug 54%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 88%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 79%
Jon Kyl 31%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 50%
Nicholas Lampson 93%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 21%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 62%
Jerry Lewis 46%
Ron Lewis 46%
Joe Lieberman 75%
John Linder 43%
William Lipinski 57%
Robert Livingston 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 31%
Dick Lugar 38%
William Luther 93%
Connie Mack 31%
James Maloney 93%
Thomas Manton 92%
Don Manzullo 29%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 86%
Karen McCarthy 92%
Bill McCollum 38%
James McCrery III 43%
Joseph McDade 57%
Paul McHale 86%
John McHugh 71%
Scott McInnis 43%
David McIntosh 25%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 93%
Michael McNulty 85%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 86%
Jack Metcalf 36%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
Dan Miller 36%
David Minge 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 86%
John Moakley 93%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Constance Morella 71%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 88%
Frank Murkowski 31%
Jack Murtha 79%
Sue Myrick 43%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 46%
Mark Neumann 29%
Robert William Ney 57%
Don Nickles 25%
Anne Northup 43%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 29%
James Nussle 43%
Jim Oberstar 86%
Dave Obey 86%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
Major Owens 86%
Michael Oxley 43%
Ronald Packard 50%
Michael Pappas 43%
Mike Parker 43%
Ron Paul 29%
William Paxon 29%
Donald Payne 77%
Edward Pease 43%
John Peterson 43%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 36%
Owen Pickett 86%
Richard Pombo 14%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 54%
Glenn Poshard 100%
Deborah Pryce 50%
Jack Quinn 54%
George Radanovich 36%
James Ramstad 71%
Bill Redmond 36%
Ralph Regula 57%
Silvestre Reyes 85%
Frank Riggs 50%
Bob Riley 42%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 81%
Ciro Rodriguez 93%
Timothy Roemer 86%
James Rogan 50%
William Roth, Jr. 31%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 64%
Jim Ryun 21%
Martin Olav Sabo 93%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 93%
Rick Santorum 31%
Paul Sarbanes 94%
Jim Saxton 57%
Joe Scarborough 14%
Daniel Schaefer 36%
Robert Schaffer 29%
Steven Schiff 0%
John Shadegg 21%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
E.G. Shuster 43%
Norman Sisisky 86%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 43%
Ike Skelton 82%
Gordon Smith 38%
Linda Smith 43%
Nick Smith 43%
Robert Smith 50%
Bob Smith 19%
Vincent Snowbarger 21%
Olympia Snowe 44%
Vic Snyder 93%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 43%
Mark Souder 43%
Arlen Specter 81%
Floyd Spence 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 93%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 36%
Charles Stenholm 79%
Ted Stevens 31%
Louis Stokes 79%
Ted Strickland 93%
Bob Stump 21%
Bart Stupak 93%
John Sununu 50%
James Talent 31%
John Tanner 86%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
William Tauzin 50%
Charles Taylor 36%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 31%
William Thomas 50%
Fred Thompson 19%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 31%
Todd Tiahrt 21%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 94%
Ed Towns 77%
James Traficant, Jr. 71%
James Turner 86%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 43%
John Warner 31%
Wesley Watkins 50%
Mel Watt 79%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 43%
David Weldon 29%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Paul Wellstone 87%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Rick White 50%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 93%
Sidney Yates 78%
Bill Young 46%

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.

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