State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
Gary Ackerman 73%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 67%
Richard Armey 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 75%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
Cass Ballenger 8%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 8%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 8%
Max Baucus 82%
Evan Bayh 73%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 83%
Bob Bennett 30%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Shelley Berkley 58%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
Judy Biggert 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
Rod Blagojevich 58%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 91%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 18%
Kit Bond 27%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Robert Borski, Jr. 67%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 73%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 8%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
John Breaux 64%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 27%
Ed Bryant 8%
Jim Bunning 36%
Conrad Burns 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 91%
Herbert Callahan 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
Ben Campbell 27%
Chris Cannon 8%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 58%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 67%
Julia Carson 82%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 25%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 82%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 8%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
Eva Clayton 67%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
Robert Clement 58%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 27%
Michael Collins 17%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 36%
Larry Combest 8%
Gary Condit 58%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 75%
Christopher Cox 17%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 18%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 27%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
Barbara Cubin 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 73%
Randall Cunningham 9%
Thomas Daschle 80%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 92%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 9%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 75%
Bill Delahunt 82%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 17%
Peter Deutsch 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75%
Chris Dodd 82%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
David Dreier 8%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 42%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 82%
John Edwards 82%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
Philip English 33%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 18%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 67%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91%
Russ Feingold 82%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 45%
Ernest Fletcher 25%
Mark Foley 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 18%
Barney Frank 92%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 58%
Elton Gallegly 8%
John Ganske 50%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 9%
Benjamin Gilman 18%
Charlie Gonzalez 58%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 8%
Bart Gordon 58%
Porter Goss 8%
Daniel Graham 64%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 17%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 27%
Mark Green 17%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
James Greenwood 18%
Judd Gregg 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 27%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 27%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
Tony Hall 75%
James Hansen 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 91%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 27%
Robert Hayes 17%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 17%
Jesse Helms 11%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 25%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 91%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 67%
David Lee Hobson 8%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 67%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 58%
Ernest Hollings 91%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 75%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Stephen Horn 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 17%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Asa Hutchinson 8%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Henry Hyde 17%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
Daniel Inouye 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 58%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 8%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 27%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 82%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Christopher John 42%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 64%
Nancy Johnson 25%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 73%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
Paul Kanjorski 58%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 73%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 82%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 82%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 8%
Gerald Kleczka 92%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
Herb Kohl 73%
James Kolbe 8%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 58%
Ray LaHood 25%
Nicholas Lampson 58%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 64%
Tom Lantos 67%
Stephen Largent 17%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 42%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 67%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
Steve LaTourette 33%
James Leach 45%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 82%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 91%
Ron Lewis 8%
Joe Lieberman 78%
Blanche Lincoln 64%
John Linder 8%
William Lipinski 64%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 27%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 82%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 9%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 33%
Dick Lugar 27%
William Luther 83%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 67%
James Maloney 42%
Don Manzullo 17%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Frank Mascara 67%
Robert Matsui 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 36%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 58%
Karen McCarthy 73%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 18%
James McCrery III 8%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 90%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 20%
Scott McInnis 25%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 8%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 60%
Martin Meehan 83%
Carrie Meek 73%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 75%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Dan Miller 17%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 8%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 75%
John Moakley 83%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 50%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 55%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 17%
Constance Morella 67%
Frank Murkowski 27%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 82%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 58%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 8%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 18%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 25%
James Nussle 33%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
Doug Ose 8%
Major Owens 92%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 67%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 67%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 92%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 92%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 67%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
David Phelps 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 8%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 8%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 58%
Deborah Pryce 17%
Jack Quinn 22%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 67%
James Ramstad 42%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 80%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 91%
Ralph Regula 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 91%
Silvestre Reyes 58%
Thomas Reynolds 8%
Bob Riley 8%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 27%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 82%
Ciro Rodriguez 58%
Timothy Roemer 58%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 17%
Steve Rothman 73%
Marge Roukema 8%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 82%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 27%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 91%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 25%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 27%
Paul Sarbanes 82%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 67%
Jim Saxton 25%
Joe Scarborough 27%
Robert Schaffer 40%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 82%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 42%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 18%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 8%
John Shadegg 9%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 8%
Christopher Shays 42%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 27%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
Donald Sherwood 25%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 17%
Ronnie Shows 42%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17%
Joseph Skeen 8%
Ike Skelton 42%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 82%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 42%
Gordon Smith 27%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 8%
Nick Smith 45%
Bob Smith 27%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 58%
Mark Souder 8%
Arlen Specter 82%
Floyd Spence 11%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 27%
Ted Strickland 75%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 90%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 8%
Tom Tancredo 8%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 58%
William Tauzin 8%
Charles Taylor 18%
Gene Taylor 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 17%
Craig Thomas 18%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
Fred Thompson 27%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 67%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 17%
Karen Thurman 58%
Strom Thurmond 36%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 92%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 17%
Robert Torricelli 73%
Ed Towns 82%
James Traficant, Jr. 42%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
James Turner 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 42%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 8%
George Voinovich 18%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 17%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 25%
John Warner 27%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
Wesley Watkins 8%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 8%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
David Weldon 17%
W. Curtis Weldon 17%
Gerald Weller 25%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 67%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
Heather Wilson 18%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 17%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 73%
Albert Wynn 64%
Bill Young 17%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 11%

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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