State Office Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
James DeMint 96%
Sue Myrick 96%
Philip Crane 95%
Jon Kyl 95%
Stephen Largent 95%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Ed Bryant 92%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
Mark Green 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Van Hilleary 92%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
John Linder 92%
Don Manzullo 92%
Dan Miller 92%
Gary Miller 92%
Tom Petri 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 92%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 92%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
John Shadegg 92%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Tom Tancredo 92%
Wayne Allard 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 89%
William Frist 89%
William Phillip Gramm 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
Kay Hutchison 89%
Frank Murkowski 89%
Don Nickles 89%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 89%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 89%
Fred Thompson 89%
Richard Armey 88%
Howard Coble 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 88%
Porter Goss 88%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 88%
Jack Kingston 88%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 88%
James Ramstad 88%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
Jim Ryun 88%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 88%
John Sununu 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 87%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 87%
Robert Schaffer 87%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 87%
Christopher Cox 86%
Thomas DeLay 86%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
Charles Hagel 84%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 84%
Gordon Smith 84%
John Warner 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 83%
Jim Bunning 83%
Dave Camp 83%
Chris Cannon 83%
Michael Collins 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Judd Gregg 83%
Doc Hastings 83%
Kenny Hulshof 83%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 83%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 83%
Ron Paul 83%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 83%
Christopher Shays 83%
Zach Wamp 83%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 82%
Kit Bond 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 79%
Larry Craig 79%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 79%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 79%
Peter Fitzgerald 79%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 79%
Jesse Helms 79%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 79%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 79%
Trent Lott, Sr. 79%
Dick Lugar 79%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 79%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 79%
Marge Roukema 79%
Rick Santorum 79%
Lee Terry 79%
Craig Thomas 79%
David Weldon 79%
Spencer Bachus 78%
Cass Ballenger 78%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 78%
Bob Bennett 78%
Barbara Cubin 78%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 78%
Michael Oxley 78%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 77%
George Radanovich 77%
Nick Smith 77%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Larry Combest 75%
David Dreier 75%
John Ganske 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Tom Latham 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
James Nussle 75%
Richard Pombo 75%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Bob Stump 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 75%
Conrad Burns 74%
Ben Campbell 74%
Randall Cunningham 74%
Thomas Davis III 74%
Terry Everett 74%
James McCrery III 74%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 74%
Bob Smith 74%
Olympia Snowe 74%
Ted Stevens 74%
Strom Thurmond 74%
James Hansen 73%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 72%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 71%
Philip English 71%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 71%
Jim Gibbons 71%
James Greenwood 71%
Robert Hayes 71%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Sue Kelly 71%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 71%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 71%
Charles Taylor 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 71%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 71%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 70%
Henry Bonilla 70%
George Gekas 70%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 70%
James Leach 70%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Gerald Weller 70%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 70%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 68%
Wayne Gilchrest 68%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Mike Castle 67%
Saxby Chambliss 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 67%
John Doolittle 67%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Ernest Fletcher 67%
Mark Foley 67%
Duncan Hunter 67%
Henry Hyde 67%
James Kolbe 67%
John Peterson 67%
Bob Riley 67%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 67%
Mark Souder 67%
John Sweeney 67%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 67%
Arlen Specter 65%
William Tauzin 65%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 65%
Herbert Callahan 64%
Thomas Reynolds 64%
Douglas Bereuter 63%
Judy Biggert 63%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
Ralph Hall 63%
David Lee Hobson 63%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 63%
Joseph Knollenberg 63%
Ray LaHood 63%
Ron Lewis 63%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 63%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 63%
Anne Northup 63%
William Thomas 63%
George Voinovich 63%
Wesley Watkins 63%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 63%
Heather Wilson 63%
John Cooksey 62%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 62%
Steve LaTourette 61%
W. Curtis Weldon 61%
Zell Bryan Miller 60%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 58%
Robert William Ney 58%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 58%
Jim Saxton 58%
Ronnie Shows 58%
Joseph Skeen 58%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 58%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 57%
Jerry Lewis 57%
Bill Young 55%
Elton Gallegly 54%
Stephen Horn 54%
Nancy Johnson 54%
John McHugh 54%
Buck McKeon 54%
Doug Ose 54%
Ralph Regula 54%
Donald Sherwood 54%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 54%
Frank Wolf 54%
Paul Gillmor 52%
Gary Condit 50%
Ken Lucas 50%
James Walsh 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 48%
Lincoln Chafee 47%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
Robert Cramer 46%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 46%
Timothy Roemer 46%
Gene Taylor 46%
Jack Quinn 45%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 44%
Bart Gordon 43%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 42%
James Maloney 42%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 42%
Benjamin Gilman 41%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 39%
James Barcia 38%
Christopher John 38%
William Luther 38%
Dennis Moore 38%
Constance Morella 38%
James Traficant, Jr. 38%
John Breaux 37%
Herb Kohl 37%
Mary Landrieu 37%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 35%
Robert Clement 33%
Calvin Dooley 33%
Rush Holt, Jr. 33%
Carolyn McCarthy 33%
Mike McIntyre 33%
Martin Meehan 33%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
Charles Stenholm 33%
John Tanner 33%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 32%
Blanche Lincoln 32%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
Peter Deutsch 29%
Bob Etheridge 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 28%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 26%
Rick Boucher 26%
Robert Byrd 26%
Rob Andrews 25%
Leonard Boswell 25%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
Barney Frank 25%
Ike Skelton 25%
James Turner 25%
David Wu 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 24%
Jerry Costello 22%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 22%
Jim Moran, Jr. 22%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 22%
John Spratt, Jr. 22%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 21%
Marion Berry 21%
Kent Conrad 21%
Thomas Holden 21%
Darlene Hooley 21%
Timothy Johnson 21%
Carl Levin 21%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 21%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 21%
David Phelps 21%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 21%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 21%
Ellen Tauscher 21%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 21%
Daniel Inouye 19%
William Lipinski 19%
Brian Baird 17%
Rod Blagojevich 17%
Eva Clayton 17%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
William Jefferson 17%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 17%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 17%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 17%
Ted Strickland 17%
John Tierney 17%
Robert Torricelli 17%
Mark Udall 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 17%
Anthony Weiner 17%
Evan Bayh 16%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
Russ Feingold 16%
Daniel Graham 16%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Michael McNulty 16%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 16%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 14%
Joe Lieberman 14%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
Robert Wexler 14%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 13%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 13%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 13%
James Davis 13%
Bill Delahunt 13%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
Gerald Kleczka 13%
Nicholas Lampson 13%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 13%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Jack Murtha 13%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 13%
John Olver 13%
Ed Pastor 13%
Pete Stark 13%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 13%
Karen Thurman 13%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
Mel Watt 13%
Max Baucus 11%
Chris Dodd 11%
Byron Dorgan 11%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
John Edwards 11%
Tom Harkin 11%
Ernest Hollings 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
Jay Rockefeller IV 11%
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 9%
John Dingell 9%
Baron Hill 9%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 9%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 9%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 9%
George Miller 9%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Earl Pomeroy 9%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 9%
Vic Snyder 9%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 9%
Henry Waxman 9%
Albert Wynn 9%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 8%
Julia Carson 8%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 8%
Chet Edwards 8%
Lane Evans 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 8%
Tony Hall 8%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
Joseph Hoeffel 8%
Dale Kildee 8%
John LaFalce 8%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 8%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
Frank Mascara 8%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 8%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 6%
William Coyne 5%
Thomas Daschle 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
Paul Sarbanes 5%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 5%
Paul Wellstone 5%
Thomas Allen 4%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 4%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 4%
Howard Berman 4%
David Edward Bonior 4%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 4%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 4%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 4%
Norm Dicks 4%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 4%
Bob Filner 4%
Jonas Frost III 4%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 4%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 4%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 4%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 4%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
Tom Lantos 4%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 4%
Robert Matsui 4%
Karen McCarthy 4%
Carrie Meek 4%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 4%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 4%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
Dave Obey 4%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 4%
Nick Rahall II 4%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Ciro Rodriguez 4%
Steve Rothman 4%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 4%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 4%
Bart Stupak 4%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
ME Councilor-At-Large Joseph Baldacci D 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Major Owens 0%
Donald Payne 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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