State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
William Coyne 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Steven Schiff 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Louis Stokes 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
Thomas Daschle 89%
Chris Dodd 89%
Byron Dorgan 89%
Wendell Ford 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 89%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 89%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 89%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 88%
Thomas Allen 88%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 88%
Rod Blagojevich 88%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
David Edward Bonior 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
Eva Clayton 88%
Jerry Costello 88%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 88%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 88%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 88%
Victor Fazio 88%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elizabeth Furse 88%
Sam Gejdenson 88%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 88%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 88%
Ernest Hollings 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
Dale Kildee 88%
Ronald Klink 88%
John LaFalce 88%
Tom Lantos 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 88%
Thomas Manton 88%
Frank Mascara 88%
Robert Matsui 88%
Jack Murtha 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 88%
Dave Obey 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 88%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 88%
Glenn Poshard 88%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 88%
Silvestre Reyes 88%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88%
Steve Rothman 88%
Martin Olav Sabo 88%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 88%
David Skaggs 88%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 88%
Ted Strickland 88%
Bart Stupak 88%
Esteban Edward Torres 88%
Bruce Vento 88%
Robert Wexler 88%
Bob Wise, Jr. 88%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Julia Carson 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 86%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 86%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Russ Feingold 78%
John Glenn 78%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 78%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 78%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 78%
Robert Torricelli 78%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 78%
Rob Andrews 75%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
Peter Deutsch 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
Chet Edwards 75%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Henry Gonzalez 75%
Tony Hall 75%
W.G. Hefner 75%
Darlene Hooley 75%
Jay Johnson 75%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 75%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
William Lipinski 75%
Matthew Martinez 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 75%
Karen McCarthy 75%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 75%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 75%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75%
Vic Snyder 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Karen Thurman 75%
Thomas Holden 71%
Martin Meehan 71%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 67%
Kent Conrad 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
Bob Kerrey 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
Carol Moseley Braun 67%
Patrick Moynihan 67%
Henry Scott Baesler 63%
James Barcia 63%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 63%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Robert Clement 63%
Patsy Ann Danner 63%
James Davis 63%
Bart Gordon 63%
Lee Hamilton 63%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 63%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 63%
Gerald Kleczka 63%
William Luther 63%
James Maloney 63%
Paul McHale 63%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 63%
Owen Pickett 63%
Ike Skelton 63%
Ellen Tauscher 63%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 63%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 56%
John Breaux 56%
Joe Lieberman 56%
Charles Robb 56%
Arlen Specter 56%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Gary Condit 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 50%
Philip English 50%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Nancy Johnson 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
Joseph McDade 50%
John McHugh 50%
Jack Metcalf 50%
David Minge 50%
Timothy Roemer 50%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
Norman Sisisky 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
James Turner 50%
Max Baucus 44%
Richard Bryan 44%
Daniel Graham 44%
Herb Kohl 44%
Jack Quinn 43%
Marge Roukema 43%
Thomas Davis III 38%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Calvin Dooley 38%
Jane Harman 38%
Stephen Horn 38%
Henry Hyde 38%
Ray LaHood 38%
James Leach 38%
David McIntosh 38%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 38%
Constance Morella 38%
Robert William Ney 38%
Ron Paul 38%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 38%
Christopher Shays 38%
Charles Stenholm 38%
John Tanner 38%
Christopher Cox 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Chris Cannon 29%
Barbara Cubin 29%
Bill Young 29%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 29%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
Bill Barrett 25%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Henry Bonilla 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
Herbert Callahan 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
Mike Castle 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 25%
Michael Collins 25%
Philip Crane 25%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Jay Dickey 25%
Harris Fawell 25%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Jon David Fox 25%
Robert Franks 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
John Ganske 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 25%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Rick Hill 25%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 25%
Christopher John 25%
Jay Kim 25%
Scott Klug 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 25%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Rick Lazio 25%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Bill McCollum 25%
Dan Miller 25%
Anne Northup 25%
Michael Oxley 25%
Mike Parker 25%
Richard Pombo 25%
Ralph Regula 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
Jim Saxton 25%
Joe Scarborough 25%
John Shadegg 25%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 25%
E.G. Shuster 25%
Cliff Stearns 25%
William Thomas 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 25%
James Walsh 25%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 25%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
John Chafee 22%
Alfonse D'Amato 22%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 22%
Rodney Grams 22%
Jesse Helms 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 14%
John Cooksey 14%
Jim Gibbons 14%
Asa Hutchinson 14%
John Edward Porter 14%
Bill Redmond 14%
Bob Riley 14%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 13%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 13%
Ed Bryant 13%
Jim Bunning 13%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 13%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 13%
Thomas Campbell 13%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 13%
Jon Lynn Christensen 13%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
Merrill Cook 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
Thomas DeLay 13%
John Doolittle 13%
David Dreier 13%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
Vern Ehlers 13%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
John Ensign 13%
Terry Everett 13%
Thomas Ewing 13%
Mark Foley 13%
Tillie Fowler 13%
Elton Gallegly 13%
George Gekas 13%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
Porter Goss 13%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 13%
James Greenwood 13%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
James Hansen 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 13%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 13%
Van Hilleary 13%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Kenny Hulshof 13%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 13%
OH Governor John Kasich R 13%
Sue Kelly 13%
James Kolbe 13%
Stephen Largent 13%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 13%
Ron Lewis 13%
John Linder 13%
Robert Livingston 13%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
Don Manzullo 13%
James McCrery III 13%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 13%
Sue Myrick 13%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 13%
James Nussle 13%
Ronald Packard 13%
Michael Pappas 13%
William Paxon 13%
Edward Pease 13%
John Peterson 13%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 13%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 13%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 13%
Deborah Pryce 13%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 13%
Frank Riggs 13%
James Rogan 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
Jim Ryun 13%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 13%
Daniel Schaefer 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 13%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Linda Smith 13%
Nick Smith 13%
Robert Smith 13%
Vincent Snowbarger 13%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 13%
Mark Souder 13%
Floyd Spence 13%
Bob Stump 13%
John Sununu 13%
James Talent 13%
Charles Taylor 13%
Gene Taylor 13%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 13%
Todd Tiahrt 13%
Wesley Watkins 13%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 13%
Rick White 13%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 13%
Ben Campbell 11%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 11%
Paul Coverdell 11%
William Phillip Gramm 11%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Kit Bond 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Larry Craig 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
William Frist 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
William Goodling 0%
Slade Gorton 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Mark Neumann 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Strom Thurmond 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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