State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 73%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 13%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Wayne Allard 13%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 7%
Richard Armey 7%
John Ashcroft 7%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Henry Scott Baesler 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
William Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 73%
Cass Ballenger 7%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 7%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
Charlie Bass 13%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 73%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 13%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
Peter Blute 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 7%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Rick Boucher 73%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Bill Bradley 85%
John Breaux 67%
Bill Brewster 29%
Glen Browder 53%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
George Brown, Jr. 87%
Hank Brown 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 8%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 13%
John Bryant 93%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 13%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 87%
Herbert Callahan 7%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 14%
Dave Camp 33%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 47%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 69%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 27%
John Chafee 27%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Jim Chapman 53%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 13%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 87%
Eva Clayton 87%
Robert Clement 47%
William Clinger 7%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 7%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
William Cohen 33%
Ronald Coleman 93%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 13%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 47%
Kent Conrad 87%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Wes Cooley 13%
Jerry Costello 67%
Paul Coverdell 7%
Christopher Cox 7%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 7%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 7%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 7%
Barbara Cubin 7%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 93%
Randall Cunningham 14%
Alfonse D'Amato 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 67%
Thomas Daschle 87%
Thomas Davis III 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
E. Kika de la Garza 64%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
Thomas DeLay 7%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 67%
John Dingell 93%
Julian Dixon 73%
Chris Dodd 87%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
Robert Dole 12%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 27%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Robert Dornan 7%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 67%
David Dreier 13%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 27%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 93%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 7%
Bill Emerson 7%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 27%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
Thomas Ewing 13%
Jim Exon 73%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 87%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 67%
Russ Feingold 87%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 86%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 20%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 33%
Michael Patrick Forbes 20%
Harold Ford, Sr. 79%
Wendell Ford 73%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 33%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 20%
Robert Franks 47%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
Dan Frisa 7%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 57%
David Funderburk 7%
Elizabeth Furse 87%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 33%
Sam Gejdenson 67%
George Gekas 13%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 80%
Pete Geren 13%
Sam Gibbons 73%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 47%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 87%
Henry Gonzalez 86%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 40%
Slade Gorton 13%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 67%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
William Phillip Gramm 7%
Rodney Grams 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 73%
Enid Greene 0%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 20%
Steven Gunderson 13%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Ralph Hall 27%
Tony Hall 67%
Lee Hamilton 53%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 13%
Tom Harkin 80%
Jane Harman 47%
J. Dennis Hastert 13%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 71%
Doc Hastings 7%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
Mark Hatfield 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 7%
W.G. Hefner 73%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 7%
Jesse Helms 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 27%
Martin Hoke 7%
Thomas Holden 53%
Ernest Hollings 73%
Stephen Horn 27%
John Nathan Hostettler 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
Duncan Hunter 13%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Henry Hyde 13%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 7%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 13%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 80%
William Jefferson 73%
James Merrill Jeffords 53%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 73%
Nancy Johnson 47%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Harry Johnston 93%
J. Bennett Johnston 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 7%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor John Kasich R 13%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 13%
Sue Kelly 27%
Dirk Kempthorne 7%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 60%
Bob Kerrey 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 87%
Dale Kildee 73%
Jay Kim 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 29%
Jack Kingston 7%
Gerald Kleczka 93%
Ronald Klink 67%
Scott Klug 40%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 13%
Jon Kyl 7%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 20%
Tom Lantos 93%
Stephen Largent 13%
Tom Latham 13%
Steve LaTourette 27%
Greg Laughlin 13%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 20%
James Leach 53%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 93%
Carl Levin 93%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
Jerry Lewis 20%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Jim Lightfoot 7%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 13%
William Lipinski 60%
Robert Livingston 13%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 53%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 87%
James Longley, Jr. 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 7%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 7%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 87%
Connie Mack 7%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Thomas Manton 77%
Don Manzullo 7%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 73%
Bill Martini 33%
Frank Mascara 73%
Robert Matsui 87%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
Karen McCarthy 93%
Bill McCollum 7%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13%
James McCrery III 13%
Joseph McDade 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
Paul McHale 60%
John McHugh 46%
Scott McInnis 20%
David McIntosh 14%
Buck McKeon 13%
Michael McNulty 79%
Martin Meehan 93%
Carrie Meek 79%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
Jack Metcalf 27%
Jan Meyers 15%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 87%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 79%
Dan Miller 7%
George Miller 93%
David Minge 80%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 87%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 33%
Alan Mollohan 67%
G.V. Montgomery 13%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
Constance Morella 67%
Carol Moseley Braun 93%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 13%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
Jack Murtha 60%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 13%
Sue Myrick 14%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 79%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Mark Neumann 47%
Robert William Ney 27%
Don Nickles 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
Sam Nunn 60%
James Nussle 13%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Bill Orton 73%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ronald Packard 13%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 87%
Mike Parker 13%
Ed Pastor 87%
William Paxon 14%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 53%
Clay Pell 87%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
Pete Peterson 80%
Tom Petri 33%
Owen Pickett 47%
Richard Pombo 7%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
John Edward Porter 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 13%
Glenn Poshard 67%
Larry Pressler 7%
Deborah Pryce 13%
David Pryor 86%
James Quillen 7%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 13%
Nick Rahall II 93%
James Ramstad 47%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
Ralph Regula 27%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 87%
Bill Richardson 80%
Frank Riggs 33%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 93%
Charles Robb 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 87%
Timothy Roemer 60%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 7%
Charles Rose III 60%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 53%
Toby Roth 7%
William Roth, Jr. 13%
Marge Roukema 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 33%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 87%
Jim Saxton 23%
Joe Scarborough 7%
Daniel Schaefer 7%
Steven Schiff 31%
Pat Schroeder 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80%
Andrea Seastrand 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 27%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
John Shadegg 13%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
E.G. Shuster 13%
Paul Simon 93%
Alan Simpson 13%
Norman Sisisky 43%
David Skaggs 93%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 40%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 43%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
Linda Smith 20%
Nick Smith 27%
Bob Smith 7%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 20%
Mark Souder 27%
Arlen Specter 53%
Floyd Spence 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 57%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Charles Stenholm 53%
Ted Stevens 20%
Steve Stockman 7%
Louis Stokes 93%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 7%
Bart Stupak 87%
James Talent 13%
John Tanner 50%
Randy Tate 0%
William Tauzin 13%
Charles Taylor 7%
Gene Taylor 40%
Frank Tejeda 73%
Craig Thomas 7%
William Thomas 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 73%
Fred Thompson 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
Ray Thornton 86%
Karen Thurman 67%
Strom Thurmond 13%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
Peter Torkildsen 40%
Esteban Edward Torres 80%
Robert Torricelli 73%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 27%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 93%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
Harold Volkmer 85%
Barbara Vucanovich 7%
Robert Walker 0%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 13%
Michael Ward 87%
John Warner 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 93%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 13%
Henry Waxman 100%
David Weldon 13%
W. Curtis Weldon 23%
Gerald Weller 27%
Paul Wellstone 93%
Rick White 27%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 13%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 60%
Bob Wise, Jr. 79%
Frank Wolf 20%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
Albert Wynn 87%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 27%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 20%

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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