State Office Name Party Rating
Bob Filner 94%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 94%
Donald Payne 94%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 94%
Mel Watt 94%
Diane Watson 92%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 89%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 89%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89%
Julia Carson 89%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 89%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 89%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 89%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 89%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 89%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 89%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 89%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 89%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 89%
Evan Bayh 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 88%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 88%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Jon Corzine 88%
Thomas Daschle 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
John Edwards 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 88%
Joe Lieberman 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 88%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 88%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 88%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 88%
Paul Sarbanes 88%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 88%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 88%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 83%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83%
Jonas Frost III 83%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 83%
William Jefferson 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 83%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 83%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83%
John Olver 83%
Major Owens 83%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 83%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 83%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 83%
Hilda Solis 83%
Pete Stark 83%
Ted Strickland 83%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 83%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 83%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
Albert Wynn 83%
Jeff Bingaman 81%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 81%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 81%
Byron Dorgan 81%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 81%
Daniel Graham 81%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 81%
Ernest Hollings 81%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 81%
Herb Kohl 81%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 81%
Blanche Lincoln 81%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 81%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 78%
Norm Dicks 78%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 78%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 78%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 78%
Lane Evans 78%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 78%
Barney Frank 78%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 78%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 78%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 78%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 78%
Paul Kanjorski 78%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 78%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 78%
Tom Lantos 78%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 78%
Robert Matsui 78%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 78%
Michael McNulty 78%
Martin Meehan 78%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 78%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 78%
Alan Mollohan 78%
Jim Oberstar 78%
Dave Obey 78%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 78%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 78%
Silvestre Reyes 78%
Steve Rothman 78%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 78%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 78%
Bart Stupak 78%
Ed Towns 78%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 78%
Anthony Weiner 78%
Kent Conrad 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
Daniel Inouye 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 72%
Gary Ackerman 72%
Howard Berman 72%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 72%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 72%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 72%
James Davis 72%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 72%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 72%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 72%
Bill Delahunt 72%
Peter Deutsch 72%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 72%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 72%
Baron Hill 72%
Maurice Hinchey 72%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 72%
Nicholas Lampson 72%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 72%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 72%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 72%
Karen McCarthy 72%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 72%
Jack Murtha 72%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 72%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 72%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 72%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 72%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 72%
Ellen Tauscher 72%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 72%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 72%
Robert Wexler 72%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Max Baucus 69%
Robert Byrd 69%
Russ Feingold 69%
Ben Nelson 69%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Marion Berry 67%
Jerry Costello 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Jane Harman 67%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 67%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 67%
Dennis Moore 67%
Mike Ross 67%
Vic Snyder 67%
James Turner 67%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 63%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Bart Gordon 61%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 61%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 61%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 61%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 61%
Earl Pomeroy 61%
Ike Skelton 61%
John Spratt, Jr. 61%
Charles Stenholm 61%
Brian Baird 56%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
John Breaux 56%
Brad Carson 56%
Calvin Dooley 56%
James Merrill Jeffords 56%
Christopher John 56%
William Lipinski 56%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 56%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 56%
John Tanner 56%
David Wu 56%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
Gordon Smith 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 44%
Arlen Specter 44%
Robert Cramer 39%
Ron Paul 39%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 38%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 38%
Zell Bryan Miller 38%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Jack Quinn 33%
Gene Taylor 33%
Ben Campbell 31%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 31%
Peter Fitzgerald 31%
John Warner 31%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 28%
Nancy Johnson 28%
Tim Johnson 28%
James Leach 28%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 28%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 28%
Mark Souder 28%
James Walsh 28%
George Allen 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
George Voinovich 25%
Charlie Bass 22%
Henry Bonilla 22%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 22%
David Dreier 22%
Vern Ehlers 22%
Michael Ferguson 22%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 22%
Sue Kelly 22%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 22%
Ray LaHood 22%
John McHugh 22%
Doug Ose 22%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 22%
Deborah Pryce 22%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 22%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 22%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 22%
Donald Sherwood 22%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 22%
John Sweeney 22%
William Thomas 22%
Wayne Allard 19%
Jim Bunning 19%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 19%
Larry Craig 19%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 19%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 19%
Judd Gregg 19%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 19%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 19%
Kay Hutchison 19%
Trent Lott, Sr. 19%
Dick Lugar 19%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 19%
Cass Ballenger 17%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 17%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
Mike Castle 17%
Michael Collins 17%
Thomas Davis III 17%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 17%
Terry Everett 17%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17%
Mark Foley 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Mark Green 17%
James Greenwood 17%
David Lee Hobson 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
James Kolbe 17%
Steve LaTourette 17%
Jerry Lewis 17%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 17%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 17%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 17%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
Michael Oxley 17%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 17%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
Jim Saxton 17%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 17%
Christopher Shays 17%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17%
Nick Smith 17%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
W. Curtis Weldon 17%
Gerald Weller 17%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 17%
Heather Wilson 17%
John Sullivan 14%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 14%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kit Bond 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 13%
Conrad Burns 13%
John Ensign 13%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 13%
William Frist 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
Rick Santorum 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
Ted Stevens 13%
Craig Thomas 13%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 12%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
Todd Akin 11%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 11%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
Judy Biggert 11%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 11%
Steve Buyer 11%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 11%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 11%
Philip Crane 11%
Randall Cunningham 11%
John Doolittle 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 11%
Ernest Fletcher 11%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 11%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
Porter Goss 11%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 11%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 11%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Melissa Hart 11%
Robert Hayes 11%
Joel Hefley 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Henry Hyde 11%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11%
William Lewis Jenkins 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 11%
Ron Lewis 11%
Don Manzullo 11%
Robert William Ney 11%
Anne Northup 11%
James Nussle 11%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 11%
John Peterson 11%
Richard Pombo 11%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 11%
Ralph Regula 11%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 11%
Jim Ryun 11%
Edward Schrock 11%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Tom Tancredo 11%
William Tauzin 11%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 11%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 11%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 11%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 11%
Zach Wamp 11%
David Weldon 11%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 11%
Bill Young 11%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
Roscoe Bartlett 6%
Douglas Bereuter 6%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 6%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 6%
Dan Burton 6%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 6%
Chris Cannon 6%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 6%
Christopher Cox 6%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 6%
Barbara Cubin 6%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 6%
Jo Ann Davis 6%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6%
Thomas DeLay 6%
James DeMint 6%
Jennifer Dunn 6%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 6%
Duncan Hunter 6%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 6%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 6%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
Ric Keller 6%
Mark Kennedy 6%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 6%
Jon Kyl 6%
James McCrery III 6%
Scott McInnis 6%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 6%
Sue Myrick 6%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 6%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 6%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 6%
Todd Platts 6%
George Radanovich 6%
James Ramstad 6%
Denny Rehberg 6%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 6%
John Shadegg 6%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 6%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 6%
John Sununu 6%
Charles Taylor 6%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 6%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 6%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 6%
Eric Cantor 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
John Linder 0%
Don Nickles 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%

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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