State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
Major Owens 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Paul Simon 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Louis Stokes 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 94%
William Coyne 94%
Lane Evans 94%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 94%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 94%
Robert Matsui 94%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 94%
John Olver 94%
Donald Payne 94%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 94%
David Skaggs 94%
Sidney Yates 94%
Bob Filner 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
Ed Towns 93%
Mel Watt 93%
Anthony Beilenson 92%
William Clay, Sr. 92%
Cardiss Collins 92%
Pat Schroeder 92%
Gerry Studds 91%
Barbara-Rose Collins 90%
Pat Williams 90%
George Brown, Jr. 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
Thomas Foglietta 88%
Barney Frank 88%
Sam Gejdenson 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
Jim Oberstar 88%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 88%
Esteban Edward Torres 88%
Bruce Vento 88%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
Carrie Meek 87%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 87%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
Bill Bradley 83%
John Bryant 83%
Ronald Coleman 83%
Sam Gibbons 83%
Clay Pell 83%
Russ Feingold 82%
Harry Johnston 82%
Michael Ward 82%
David Edward Bonior 81%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 81%
Julian Dixon 81%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 81%
Floyd Flake 81%
William Jefferson 81%
Patrick Kennedy 81%
Matthew Martinez 81%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 81%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 81%
Albert Wynn 81%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
John LaFalce 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Martin Meehan 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
Tony Hall 79%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 79%
Cleo Fields 78%
Carol Moseley Braun 78%
Howard Berman 77%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
Eva Clayton 75%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 75%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 75%
Henry Gonzalez 75%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
Karen McCarthy 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 73%
Rick Boucher 71%
Gary Ackerman 69%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 69%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 69%
Norm Dicks 69%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 69%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 69%
Victor Fazio 69%
Joseph Kennedy II 69%
Tom Lantos 69%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 69%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 69%
David Minge 69%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 69%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 69%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 69%
Elizabeth Furse 67%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 67%
John Moakley 67%
Dave Obey 67%
Ray Thornton 67%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
Charles Wilson 64%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 62%
Ronald Klink 62%
William Luther 62%
Alan Mollohan 62%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 62%
Bill Richardson 62%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 62%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 62%
Bart Stupak 62%
Bob Wise, Jr. 62%
David Pryor 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 59%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 59%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 59%
William Cohen 58%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 58%
Sam Nunn 58%
Pete Peterson 58%
Charles Rose III 58%
Alan Simpson 58%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 56%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 56%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 56%
Gerald Kleczka 56%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 56%
Constance Morella 56%
Jack Murtha 56%
Glenn Poshard 56%
Robert Torricelli 56%
Paul Wellstone 56%
Rob Andrews 53%
Patrick Moynihan 53%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 53%
Karen Thurman 53%
James Barcia 50%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
Dale Bumpers 50%
John Chafee 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
John Glenn 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 47%
Jane Harman 47%
Bob Kerrey 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 47%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 47%
Mark Hatfield 45%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 44%
Jeff Bingaman 44%
Thomas Daschle 44%
Peter Deutsch 44%
Byron Dorgan 44%
Jonas Frost III 44%
W.G. Hefner 44%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 44%
Paul McHale 44%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
Timothy Roemer 44%
Paul Sarbanes 44%
Gary Franks 42%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 42%
J. Bennett Johnston 42%
Blanche Lincoln 42%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 42%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 42%
Robert Clement 40%
E. Kika de la Garza 40%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Ensign 40%
Michael McNulty 40%
John Tanner 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 39%
Chris Dodd 39%
Daniel Graham 39%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 39%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 39%
Charles Robb 39%
Henry Scott Baesler 38%
Bart Gordon 38%
Thomas Manton 38%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
Owen Pickett 38%
Marge Roukema 38%
Jan Meyers 36%
Frank Tejeda 36%
Richard Bryan 35%
Kent Conrad 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
Daniel Inouye 35%
Herb Kohl 35%
Max Baucus 33%
Robert Byrd 33%
Gary Condit 33%
Jim Exon 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
Bill Orton 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Richard Zimmer 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 31%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 31%
Thomas Holden 31%
Connie Mack 31%
Frank Mascara 31%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 31%
Ike Skelton 31%
Charles Stenholm 31%
James Traficant, Jr. 31%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 29%
Ernest Hollings 29%
Joe Lieberman 28%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 28%
Bob Smith 28%
Craig Thomas 28%
Sherwood Boehlert 27%
Robert Franks 27%
Pete Geren 27%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 27%
Joe Scarborough 27%
Linda Smith 27%
Harold Volkmer 27%
Tom Bevill 25%
Henry Bonilla 25%
Thomas Campbell 25%
John Doolittle 25%
Vern Ehlers 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
Steven Gunderson 25%
Lee Hamilton 25%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
Scott Klug 25%
Greg Laughlin 25%
William Lipinski 25%
James Longley, Jr. 25%
Mark Neumann 25%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 25%
Christopher Shays 25%
Norman Sisisky 25%
Mark Souder 25%
James Walsh 25%
Bill Zeliff 25%
Bob Bennett 24%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 24%
John Ashcroft 22%
Conrad Burns 22%
Paul Coverdell 22%
Larry Craig 22%
Rodney Grams 22%
Dirk Kempthorne 22%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 22%
Don Nickles 22%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 22%
Olympia Snowe 22%
John Warner 22%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 20%
William Phillip Gramm 20%
Stephen Horn 20%
David McIntosh 20%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
Robert Cramer 19%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 19%
Philip English 19%
Benjamin Gilman 19%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 19%
Van Hilleary 19%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 19%
James Kolbe 19%
James Leach 19%
Ron Lewis 19%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 19%
John McHugh 19%
Scott McInnis 19%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 19%
Richard Pombo 19%
Jack Quinn 19%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 19%
Zach Wamp 19%
Rick White 19%
Ben Campbell 18%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 18%
Jesse Helms 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 18%
Joseph McDade 18%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
William Baker 17%
Peter Blute 17%
John Breaux 17%
Alfonse D'Amato 17%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 17%
Wendell Ford 17%
William Frist 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
Judd Gregg 17%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 17%
Dick Lugar 17%
Bill Martini 17%
Rick Santorum 17%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 17%
Strom Thurmond 17%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 13%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 13%
Michael Patrick Forbes 13%
Tillie Fowler 13%
James Greenwood 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
Steven Schiff 13%
Wayne Allard 12%
Charlie Bass 12%
Brian Bilbray 12%
Jim Bunning 12%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 12%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 12%
Mike Castle 12%
Michael Collins 12%
Philip Crane 12%
Barbara Cubin 12%
Thomas Davis III 12%
Thomas Ewing 12%
Paul Gillmor 12%
William Goodling 12%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 12%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 12%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 12%
Kay Hutchison 12%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 12%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 12%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 12%
Jon Kyl 12%
Ray LaHood 12%
Stephen Largent 12%
Jerry Lewis 12%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 12%
Don Manzullo 12%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 12%
Robert William Ney 12%
James Ramstad 12%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 12%
John Shadegg 12%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 12%
Joseph Skeen 12%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 12%
Gene Taylor 12%
Todd Tiahrt 12%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 12%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 12%
Kit Bond 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 11%
Slade Gorton 11%
Ted Stevens 11%
Fred Thompson 11%
Dick Chrysler 9%
Hank Brown 8%
Jim Bunn 8%
Wes Cooley 8%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 8%
Robert Dornan 8%
Bill Emerson 8%
Jack Fields, Jr. 8%
Dan Frisa 8%
Enid Greene 8%
Melton Hancock 8%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 8%
Jim Lightfoot 8%
G.V. Montgomery 8%
Carlos Moorhead 8%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 8%
Larry Pressler 8%
Andrea Seastrand 8%
Randy Tate 8%
Barbara Vucanovich 8%
W. Curtis Weldon 8%
Herbert Bateman 7%
Herbert Callahan 7%
Jay Dickey 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Michael Oxley 7%
John Edward Porter 7%
George Radanovich 7%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 7%
Nick Smith 7%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 7%
Floyd Spence 7%
Charles Taylor 7%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 6%
Douglas Bereuter 6%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 6%
Ed Bryant 6%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 6%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 6%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 6%
Larry Combest 6%
Randall Cunningham 6%
Terry Everett 6%
Harris Fawell 6%
Mark Foley 6%
Jon David Fox 6%
John Ganske 6%
Wayne Gilchrest 6%
Gilbert Gutknecht 6%
James Hansen 6%
Joel Hefley 6%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 6%
Nancy Johnson 6%
OH Governor John Kasich R 6%
Sue Kelly 6%
Jay Kim 6%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 6%
Steve LaTourette 6%
Rick Lazio 6%
John Linder 6%
Bill McCollum 6%
Jack Metcalf 6%
Dan Miller 6%
Frank Murkowski 6%
Sue Myrick 6%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 6%
William Paxon 6%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 6%
Deborah Pryce 6%
Ralph Regula 6%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 6%
William Roth, Jr. 6%
Jim Saxton 6%
Cliff Stearns 6%
Bob Stump 6%
William Thomas 6%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 6%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sonny Bono 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Robert Dole 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 0%
David Funderburk 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
George Gekas 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Porter Goss 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Robert Livingston 0%
James McCrery III 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Susan Molinari 0%
James Nussle 0%
Mike Parker 0%
Frank Riggs 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
Toby Roth 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
E.G. Shuster 0%
James Talent 0%
William Tauzin 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Bill Young 0%

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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