State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 10%
John Ashcroft 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
William Baker 10%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 90%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 80%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Anthony Beilenson 90%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
Peter Blute 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 10%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 70%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 80%
Hank Brown 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 10%
Richard Bryan 70%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 90%
Dale Bumpers 89%
Jim Bunn 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 30%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 11%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 30%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 30%
John Chafee 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 10%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Robert Clement 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 10%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 10%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
Wes Cooley 10%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 10%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 20%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
E. Kika de la Garza 80%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 90%
Peter Deutsch 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
Robert Dole 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Robert Dornan 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80%
David Dreier 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Bill Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 30%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 10%
Thomas Ewing 10%
Jim Exon 90%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 10%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 30%
Thomas Foglietta 90%
Mark Foley 40%
Michael Patrick Forbes 22%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 40%
Barney Frank 80%
Gary Franks 20%
Robert Franks 40%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
Dan Frisa 10%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 90%
David Funderburk 10%
Elizabeth Furse 70%
Elton Gallegly 10%
John Ganske 20%
Sam Gejdenson 90%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Pete Geren 20%
Sam Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Benjamin Gilman 56%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 90%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 30%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 70%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 10%
William Phillip Gramm 20%
Rodney Grams 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 89%
Enid Greene 20%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 20%
Steven Gunderson 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 30%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 20%
Tony Hall 89%
Lee Hamilton 70%
Melton Hancock 10%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
Jane Harman 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
Mark Hatfield 30%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 10%
W.G. Hefner 80%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 20%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Van Hilleary 30%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Stephen Horn 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Henry Hyde 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 10%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Nancy Johnson 30%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 10%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 78%
Harry Johnston 89%
J. Bennett Johnston 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor John Kasich R 10%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 10%
Sue Kelly 30%
Dirk Kempthorne 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 70%
Bob Kerrey 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 10%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 10%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Ronald Klink 89%
Scott Klug 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 70%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 20%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 40%
Tom Lantos 90%
Stephen Largent 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Greg Laughlin 10%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 30%
James Leach 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Jim Lightfoot 20%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 10%
William Lipinski 80%
Robert Livingston 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
James Longley, Jr. 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 10%
Dick Lugar 10%
William Luther 90%
Connie Mack 22%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 10%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
Matthew Martinez 90%
Bill Martini 20%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 89%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
Karen McCarthy 70%
Bill McCollum 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
James McCrery III 20%
Joseph McDade 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
Paul McHale 80%
John McHugh 20%
Scott McInnis 10%
David McIntosh 10%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 10%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 80%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 90%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
Jack Metcalf 30%
Jan Meyers 22%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 89%
Dan Miller 10%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 80%
David Minge 70%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 90%
John Moakley 90%
Susan Molinari 14%
Alan Mollohan 100%
G.V. Montgomery 20%
Carlos Moorhead 10%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 70%
Constance Morella 40%
Carol Moseley Braun 90%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
Jack Murtha 80%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 10%
Sue Myrick 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Mark Neumann 30%
Robert William Ney 20%
Don Nickles 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
Sam Nunn 80%
James Nussle 10%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Bill Orton 70%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 10%
Ronald Packard 11%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
Mike Parker 10%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
William Paxon 13%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 80%
Clay Pell 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 70%
Pete Peterson 80%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 22%
Owen Pickett 70%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
John Edward Porter 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
Glenn Poshard 90%
Larry Pressler 10%
Deborah Pryce 20%
David Pryor 100%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 10%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 80%
Ralph Regula 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
Bill Richardson 80%
Frank Riggs 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
Charles Robb 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 22%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Timothy Roemer 70%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
Charles Rose III 90%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
Toby Roth 10%
William Roth, Jr. 30%
Marge Roukema 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 22%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 10%
Rick Santorum 10%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 90%
Jim Saxton 30%
Joe Scarborough 20%
Daniel Schaefer 10%
Steven Schiff 44%
Pat Schroeder 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
Andrea Seastrand 10%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
E.G. Shuster 10%
Paul Simon 90%
Alan Simpson 10%
Norman Sisisky 60%
David Skaggs 90%
Joseph Skeen 10%
Ike Skelton 70%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 89%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 10%
Linda Smith 30%
Nick Smith 10%
Bob Smith 30%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 20%
Mark Souder 20%
Arlen Specter 30%
Floyd Spence 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 40%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 10%
Louis Stokes 100%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 90%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 88%
Randy Tate 20%
William Tauzin 30%
Charles Taylor 10%
Gene Taylor 50%
Frank Tejeda 90%
Craig Thomas 10%
William Thomas 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Fred Thompson 10%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 10%
Ray Thornton 90%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 30%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 70%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 30%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
Harold Volkmer 75%
Barbara Vucanovich 10%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 10%
Michael Ward 90%
John Warner 30%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 10%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
David Weldon 10%
W. Curtis Weldon 38%
Gerald Weller 20%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 10%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 10%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 80%
Bob Wise, Jr. 90%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 90%
Sidney Yates 89%
Bill Young 33%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%
Bill Zeliff 10%
Richard Zimmer 40%

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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