State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 83%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 67%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 33%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large Joseph Baldacci D 80%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 17%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett N/A 67%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 17%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 67%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 33%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
Rod Blagojevich 67%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 83%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
Richard Bryan 67%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 67%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 33%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Chris Cannon 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
Julia Carson 75%
Mike Castle 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
John Chafee 67%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 67%
Robert Clement 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 67%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 33%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Merrill Cook 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 20%
Paul Coverdell 33%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 33%
Thomas Daschle 33%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 33%
Thomas Davis III 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 83%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 83%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 67%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 67%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 33%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 17%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 67%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 33%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 33%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Harris Fawell 17%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
Bob Filner 80%
Mark Foley 17%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Wendell Ford 33%
Tillie Fowler 17%
Jon David Fox 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
William Frist 33%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 17%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 67%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 67%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 33%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 67%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Rodney Grams 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 33%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 33%
Ralph Hall 17%
Tony Hall 20%
Lee Hamilton 33%
James Hansen 0%
Tom Harkin 67%
Jane Harman 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 25%
Jesse Helms 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Sr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 17%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 17%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 83%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 17%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 83%
Jay Johnson 33%
Nancy Johnson 33%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Timothy Johnson 33%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
Sue Kelly 17%
Dirk Kempthorne 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
Joseph Kennedy II 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 83%
Bob Kerrey 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 67%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jay Kim 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 67%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 67%
Ronald Klink 67%
Scott Klug 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 33%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 33%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Lantos 80%
Stephen Largent 0%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 17%
Frank Lautenberg 67%
Rick Lazio 17%
James Leach 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
Carl Levin 67%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 33%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 17%
Robert Livingston 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 17%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 33%
William Luther 67%
Connie Mack 33%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
James Maloney 33%
Thomas Manton 33%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 67%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 83%
Karen McCarthy 80%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 83%
Paul McHale 50%
John McHugh 0%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Mike McIntyre 17%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
Jack Metcalf 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 67%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 17%
George Miller 100%
David Minge 67%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 60%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Jim Moran, Jr. 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
Constance Morella 83%
Carol Moseley Braun 67%
Patrick Moynihan 0%
Frank Murkowski 33%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 67%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 0%
Robert William Ney 17%
Don Nickles 33%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 67%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 20%
Ronald Packard 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
Michael Pappas 0%
Mike Parker 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 33%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 17%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 67%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
John Edward Porter 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
Glenn Poshard 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 67%
Deborah Pryce 17%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 40%
James Ramstad 33%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
Bill Redmond 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
Ralph Regula 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 33%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Frank Riggs 17%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 33%
Jay Rockefeller IV 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Timothy Roemer 33%
James Rogan 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
William Roth, Jr. 33%
Steve Rothman 67%
Marge Roukema 33%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 33%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 17%
Rick Santorum 33%
Paul Sarbanes 67%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Robert Schaffer 17%
Steven Schiff 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 67%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
E.G. Shuster 17%
Norman Sisisky 33%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 17%
Ike Skelton 17%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
Gordon Smith 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Linda Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Robert Smith 0%
Bob Smith 33%
Vincent Snowbarger 0%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 100%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 17%
Ted Stevens 33%
Louis Stokes 100%
Ted Strickland 60%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 17%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 25%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
Fred Thompson 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 17%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
Karen Thurman 83%
Strom Thurmond 33%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Esteban Edward Torres 80%
Robert Torricelli 67%
Ed Towns 60%
James Traficant, Jr. 17%
James Turner 33%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 17%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 33%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 67%
Robert Wexler 67%
Bob Weygand 83%
Rick White 17%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 80%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
Albert Wynn 67%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 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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