State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 87%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 73%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 53%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Wayne Allard 27%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 33%
Spencer Bachus 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 80%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 80%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 43%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 27%
Max Baucus 86%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 80%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 73%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 73%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
Rod Blagojevich 73%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 27%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 21%
Kit Bond 13%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 87%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 87%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 27%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 75%
John Breaux 73%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 13%
Richard Bryan 87%
Ed Bryant 33%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 13%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 23%
Dan Burton 36%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 73%
Herbert Callahan 33%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 33%
Dave Camp 33%
Ben Campbell 27%
Thomas Campbell 53%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
Chris Cannon 21%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 73%
Julia Carson 87%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
John Chafee 47%
Saxby Chambliss 29%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 53%
William Clay, Sr. 85%
Eva Clayton 87%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
Robert Clement 80%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
Howard Coble 43%
Thomas Coburn 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 13%
Michael Collins 27%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
Larry Combest 33%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 87%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 93%
Merrill Cook 40%
John Cooksey 33%
Jerry Costello 87%
Paul Coverdell 15%
Christopher Cox 21%
William Coyne 73%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 86%
Philip Crane 13%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 47%
Barbara Cubin 27%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 73%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 87%
James Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 40%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80%
Bill Delahunt 87%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Peter Deutsch 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 40%
Norm Dicks 73%
John Dingell 79%
Julian Dixon 86%
Chris Dodd 73%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 79%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 27%
Byron Dorgan 87%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 93%
David Dreier 27%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 47%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 27%
Jo Ann Emerson 53%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
Philip English 40%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 73%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 27%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 79%
Russ Feingold 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 73%
Bob Filner 93%
Mark Foley 43%
Michael Patrick Forbes 79%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Tillie Fowler 36%
Barney Frank 92%
Robert Franks 53%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elton Gallegly 40%
John Ganske 53%
Sam Gejdenson 80%
George Gekas 27%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 71%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 53%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
William Goodling 40%
Bart Gordon 79%
Slade Gorton 13%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 67%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 53%
William Phillip Gramm 7%
Rodney Grams 13%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 13%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 87%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
Charles Hagel 13%
Ralph Hall 60%
Tony Hall 80%
James Hansen 27%
Tom Harkin 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 21%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 71%
Doc Hastings 27%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 27%
Joel Hefley 33%
Jesse Helms 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Rick Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 40%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 71%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 73%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Stephen Horn 47%
John Nathan Hostettler 27%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
Kenny Hulshof 40%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Asa Hutchinson 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 29%
Kay Hutchison 14%
Henry Hyde 27%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 73%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
Christopher John 67%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 64%
Nancy Johnson 47%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 21%
Timothy Johnson 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 86%
OH Governor John Kasich R 27%
Sue Kelly 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Bob Kerrey 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 73%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 27%
Jack Kingston 33%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Ronald Klink 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 27%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Jon Kyl 14%
John LaFalce 69%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 79%
Mary Landrieu 73%
Tom Lantos 80%
Stephen Largent 27%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 47%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 47%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 87%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 85%
Carl Levin 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 73%
Jerry Lewis 27%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 71%
Ron Lewis 33%
Joe Lieberman 67%
John Linder 31%
William Lipinski 93%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 73%
Trent Lott, Sr. 13%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 80%
Connie Mack 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
James Maloney 73%
Don Manzullo 20%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 77%
Matthew Martinez 67%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 27%
Carolyn McCarthy 67%
Karen McCarthy 80%
Bill McCollum 27%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13%
James McCrery III 27%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 73%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 87%
John McHugh 47%
Scott McInnis 27%
David McIntosh 29%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 27%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 87%
Michael McNulty 73%
Martin Meehan 73%
Carrie Meek 85%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 79%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 73%
Jack Metcalf 53%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 73%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 73%
Dan Miller 21%
George Miller 93%
David Minge 73%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 80%
John Moakley 86%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Jim Moran, Jr. 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 40%
Constance Morella 71%
Patrick Moynihan 87%
Frank Murkowski 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 73%
Jack Murtha 73%
Sue Myrick 27%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 87%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 79%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 27%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 13%
Anne Northup 27%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
James Nussle 33%
Jim Oberstar 87%
Dave Obey 87%
John Olver 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 27%
Ronald Packard 27%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
Ed Pastor 80%
Ron Paul 43%
Donald Payne 79%
Edward Pease 27%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 73%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 80%
John Peterson 27%
Tom Petri 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Owen Pickett 73%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 27%
Richard Pombo 40%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
John Edward Porter 33%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 27%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 80%
Deborah Pryce 27%
Jack Quinn 67%
George Radanovich 27%
Nick Rahall II 93%
James Ramstad 40%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 71%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 80%
Ralph Regula 47%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
Silvestre Reyes 85%
Bob Riley 40%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
Charles Robb 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
Jay Rockefeller IV 79%
Ciro Rodriguez 77%
Timothy Roemer 67%
James Rogan 27%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 47%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
William Roth, Jr. 21%
Steve Rothman 73%
Marge Roukema 40%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 87%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 29%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
Jim Ryun 27%
Martin Olav Sabo 71%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 79%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 47%
Rick Santorum 13%
Paul Sarbanes 73%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 67%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 36%
Robert Schaffer 33%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 73%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 87%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 27%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 47%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 40%
E.G. Shuster 33%
Norman Sisisky 73%
Joseph Skeen 27%
Ike Skelton 67%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 87%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 73%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
Gordon Smith 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 33%
Nick Smith 50%
Bob Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 47%
Vic Snyder 60%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 77%
Floyd Spence 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 73%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Charles Stenholm 73%
Ted Stevens 27%
Ted Strickland 87%
Bob Stump 27%
Bart Stupak 73%
John Sununu 20%
James Talent 36%
John Tanner 77%
Ellen Tauscher 60%
William Tauzin 27%
Charles Taylor 43%
Gene Taylor 73%
Craig Thomas 27%
William Thomas 27%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 93%
Fred Thompson 27%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 27%
Karen Thurman 80%
Strom Thurmond 13%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
John Tierney 79%
Robert Torricelli 73%
Ed Towns 71%
James Traficant, Jr. 73%
James Turner 67%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 47%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 87%
Bruce Vento 80%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 53%
John Warner 33%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 69%
Wesley Watkins 27%
Mel Watt 80%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 27%
Henry Waxman 73%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 47%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 67%
Bob Weygand 80%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 36%
Heather Wilson 22%
Bob Wise, Jr. 73%
Frank Wolf 33%
Lynn Woolsey 87%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 87%
Albert Wynn 73%
Bill Young 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 40%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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