State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 71%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 74%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 58%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 94%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 92%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 34%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 26%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 9%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 71%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 21%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 13%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 97%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 12%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 66%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 18%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 16%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 20%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 20%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 6%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 77%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 66%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 86%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 14%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 74%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 77%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 6%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 84%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 36%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 12%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 24%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 17%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 46%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 94%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 69%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 63%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 60%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 23%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 24%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 9%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 24%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 12%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 26%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 9%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 82%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 91%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 9%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 24%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 3%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 48%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 69%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 44%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 36%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 74%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 77%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 77%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 76%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 31%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 63%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 21%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 24%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 63%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 24%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 22%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 29%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 19%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 14%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 15%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 23%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 26%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 32%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 97%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 74%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 20%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 14%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 76%
OH Governor John Kasich R 88%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 69%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 84%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 74%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 16%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 29%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 28%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 6%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 37%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 94%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 3%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 77%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 26%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 49%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 76%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 74%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 6%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 73%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 3%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 26%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 64%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 3%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 83%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 69%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 16%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 17%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 71%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 14%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 12%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 94%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 86%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 43%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 9%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 17%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 88%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 82%
Rob Andrews 49%
Bill Archer 80%
Richard Armey 86%
John Ashcroft 84%
Richard Hugh Baker 59%
Cass Ballenger 71%
James Barcia 31%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
Bill Barrett 74%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
Charlie Bass 83%
Herbert Bateman 49%
Max Baucus 44%
Bob Bennett 50%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 9%
Douglas Bereuter 66%
Howard Berman 20%
Brian Bilbray 69%
Michael Bilirakis 83%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 66%
Sherwood Boehlert 54%
Kit Bond 52%
Henry Bonilla 67%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Robert Borski, Jr. 11%
Rick Boucher 11%
John Breaux 17%
Richard Bryan 32%
Ed Bryant 71%
Jim Bunning 83%
Conrad Burns 56%
Dan Burton 79%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 63%
Ben Campbell 48%
Thomas Campbell 63%
Mike Castle 60%
John Chafee 60%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 79%
William Clay, Sr. 20%
Eva Clayton 6%
Robert Clement 26%
Michael Collins 77%
Larry Combest 71%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 31%
Paul Coverdell 68%
Christopher Cox 86%
William Coyne 20%
Larry Craig 68%
Robert Cramer 26%
Philip Crane 86%
Barbara Cubin 79%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 49%
Thomas Daschle 8%
Thomas Davis III 57%
Thomas DeLay 76%
Peter Deutsch 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Jay Dickey 80%
Norm Dicks 6%
Julian Dixon 9%
Chris Dodd 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 64%
Calvin Dooley 18%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 28%
David Dreier 77%
Jennifer Dunn 79%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 62%
Philip English 77%
Lane Evans 14%
Terry Everett 69%
Thomas Ewing 71%
Russ Feingold 56%
Bob Filner 9%
Mark Foley 74%
Michael Patrick Forbes 65%
Tillie Fowler 70%
Barney Frank 29%
Robert Franks 74%
William Frist 80%
Jonas Frost III 3%
Elton Gallegly 73%
John Ganske 79%
Sam Gejdenson 17%
George Gekas 71%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
Paul Gillmor 69%
Benjamin Gilman 43%
William Goodling 77%
Bart Gordon 34%
Slade Gorton 56%
Porter Goss 86%
Daniel Graham 16%
William Phillip Gramm 82%
Rodney Grams 88%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 88%
Gilbert Gutknecht 84%
Tony Hall 28%
James Hansen 71%
J. Dennis Hastert 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 89%
Joel Hefley 80%
Jesse Helms 68%
Wally Herger, Jr. 77%
Van Hilleary 83%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 3%
Maurice Hinchey 20%
David Lee Hobson 77%
Pete Hoekstra 97%
Thomas Holden 47%
Ernest Hollings 12%
Stephen Horn 53%
John Nathan Hostettler 82%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 41%
Duncan Hunter 74%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 86%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Henry Hyde 66%
Daniel Inouye 4%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Jefferson 9%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Sue Kelly 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 29%
Patrick Kennedy 29%
Bob Kerrey 17%
Dale Kildee 20%
Gerald Kleczka 34%
Ronald Klink 23%
Joseph Knollenberg 57%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 74%
Jon Kyl 88%
John LaFalce 20%
Ray LaHood 60%
Tom Lantos 24%
Stephen Largent 91%
Steve LaTourette 63%
Frank Lautenberg 29%
Rick Lazio 62%
James Leach 51%
Jerry Lewis 48%
Ron Lewis 69%
Joe Lieberman 16%
Blanche Lincoln 28%
William Lipinski 49%
Trent Lott, Sr. 60%
Dick Lugar 80%
William Luther 49%
Connie Mack 61%
Don Manzullo 91%
Matthew Martinez 9%
Frank Mascara 31%
Robert Matsui 12%
Karen McCarthy 20%
Bill McCollum 71%
James McCrery III 58%
John McHugh 69%
Scott McInnis 91%
David McIntosh 79%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 13%
Michael McNulty 22%
Martin Meehan 39%
Carrie Meek 6%
Jack Metcalf 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 23%
Dan Miller 91%
David Minge 49%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 14%
John Moakley 19%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Constance Morella 41%
Patrick Moynihan 21%
Frank Murkowski 70%
Jack Murtha 12%
Sue Myrick 86%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 69%
Robert William Ney 83%
Don Nickles 88%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 74%
James Nussle 80%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 31%
John Olver 23%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 9%
Major Owens 24%
Michael Oxley 66%
Ronald Packard 66%
Donald Payne 18%
Owen Pickett 17%
Richard Pombo 74%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
John Edward Porter 79%
Deborah Pryce 77%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 78%
James Ramstad 91%
Ralph Regula 60%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 23%
Charles Robb 20%
Timothy Roemer 51%
William Roth, Jr. 83%
Marge Roukema 56%
Martin Olav Sabo 12%
Rick Santorum 87%
Paul Sarbanes 8%
Jim Saxton 71%
Joe Scarborough 85%
John Shadegg 91%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 89%
E.G. Shuster 74%
Norman Sisisky 18%
Joseph Skeen 54%
Ike Skelton 24%
Nick Smith 86%
Bob Smith 88%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Mark Souder 83%
Arlen Specter 60%
Floyd Spence 71%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 28%
Cliff Stearns 83%
Charles Stenholm 26%
Ted Stevens 48%
Bob Stump 77%
Bart Stupak 23%
James Talent 88%
John Tanner 26%
William Tauzin 67%
Charles Taylor 70%
Gene Taylor 51%
Craig Thomas 84%
William Thomas 60%
Fred Thompson 92%
Karen Thurman 17%
Strom Thurmond 56%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
Robert Torricelli 21%
Ed Towns 18%
James Traficant, Jr. 37%
Bruce Vento 26%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 83%
John Warner 84%
Mel Watt 15%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 74%
David Weldon 69%
W. Curtis Weldon 75%
Gerald Weller 74%
Paul Wellstone 28%
Bob Wise, Jr. 6%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
Albert Wynn 12%
Bill Young 73%

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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