State Office Name Party Rating
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Howard Berman 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
William Coyne 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
John Dingell 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Lane Evans 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
Tony Hall 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
George Miller 100%
John Moakley 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 94%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
Julia Carson 90%
Eva Clayton 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 90%
Julian Dixon 90%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 90%
Thomas Holden 90%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
John LaFalce 90%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
William Lipinski 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
William Luther 90%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 90%
Robert Matsui 90%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 90%
Martin Meehan 90%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 90%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 90%
Alan Mollohan 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
David Phelps 90%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
Nick Rahall II 90%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 90%
José Serrano 90%
Vic Snyder 90%
Karen Thurman 90%
Mark Udall 90%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Wu 90%
Rod Blagojevich 89%
Bill Delahunt 89%
William Jefferson 89%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 89%
Henry Waxman 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
Russ Feingold 88%
Ernest Hollings 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 88%
Paul Sarbanes 88%
Paul Wellstone 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 86%
Brian Baird 80%
James Barcia 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Robert Clement 80%
Norm Dicks 80%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Bart Gordon 80%
Rush Holt, Jr. 80%
Darlene Hooley 80%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 80%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 80%
Ike Skelton 80%
James Turner 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 78%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 75%
John Edwards 75%
Daniel Graham 75%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 75%
Tom Harkin 75%
Timothy Johnson 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
Carl Levin 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
Kent Conrad 71%
Thomas Daschle 71%
Leonard Boswell 70%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 70%
James Davis 70%
Chet Edwards 70%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 70%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Baron Hill 70%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 70%
Carolyn McCarthy 70%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 67%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 65%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 63%
Robert Byrd 63%
Herb Kohl 63%
Mary Landrieu 63%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 63%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 63%
Marion Berry 60%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
Gary Condit 60%
Calvin Dooley 60%
Daniel Inouye 60%
James Maloney 60%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Jim Moran, Jr. 60%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
Ronnie Shows 60%
Norman Sisisky 60%
John Tanner 60%
Gene Taylor 60%
Linc Chafee 50%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
Christopher John 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Constance Morella 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
Robert Torricelli 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
Ron Paul 44%
Timothy Roemer 44%
Robert Cramer 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Stephen Horn 40%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40%
Ken Lucas 40%
Robert William Ney 40%
Jack Quinn 40%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 38%
Robert Schaffer 38%
Zell Bryan Miller 33%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
Philip English 30%
John Ganske 30%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Steve LaTourette 30%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 30%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 30%
Jim Saxton 30%
Christopher Shays 30%
John Breaux 25%
Peter Fitzgerald 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 22%
Gerald Weller 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 20%
Mike Castle 20%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
Sue Kelly 20%
James Leach 20%
John McHugh 20%
Donald Sherwood 20%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 20%
John Sweeney 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Frank Wolf 20%
Ben Campbell 14%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 14%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 14%
Jim Bunning 13%
Dan Burton 13%
Jesse Helms 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 13%
Bob Smith 13%
Floyd Spence 13%
George Voinovich 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
James Greenwood 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 11%
E.G. Shuster 11%
Charles Taylor 11%
Bill Young 11%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Michael Bilirakis 10%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
Steve Buyer 10%
Howard Coble 10%
Michael Collins 10%
Barbara Cubin 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 10%
Mark Green 10%
Ralph Hall 10%
Robert Hayes 10%
Joel Hefley 10%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 10%
Nancy Johnson 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 10%
Jack Kingston 10%
Ray LaHood 10%
Tom Latham 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
James Nussle 10%
Richard Pombo 10%
James Ramstad 10%
Ralph Regula 10%
Bob Riley 10%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 10%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
Nick Smith 10%
Mark Souder 10%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Bob Stump 10%
John Sununu 10%
Tom Tancredo 10%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 10%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 10%
James Walsh 10%
Zach Wamp 10%
David Weldon 10%
Heather Wilson 10%
Wayne Allard 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
Larry Combest 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
George Gekas 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Porter Goss 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Dan Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Doug Ose 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
Marge Roukema 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Joe Scarborough 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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