State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
William Frist 100%
William Goodling 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Connie Mack 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
William Paxon 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Bob Riley 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
James Rogan 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Joe Scarborough 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
Linda Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
Fred Thompson 100%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
Richard Armey 89%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 89%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
Cass Ballenger 89%
James Barcia 89%
Bill Barrett 89%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 89%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 89%
Henry Bonilla 89%
Sonny Bono 89%
Ed Bryant 89%
Steve Buyer 89%
Herbert Callahan 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 89%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 89%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 89%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 89%
Larry Combest 89%
Merrill Cook 89%
John Cooksey 89%
Philip Crane 89%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 89%
Randall Cunningham 89%
Jay Dickey 89%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 89%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Philip English 89%
Thomas Ewing 89%
Michael Patrick Forbes 89%
Elton Gallegly 89%
John Ganske 89%
Jim Gibbons 89%
Paul Gillmor 89%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 89%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 89%
Porter Goss 89%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 89%
Gilbert Gutknecht 89%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 89%
James Hansen 89%
J. Dennis Hastert 89%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Pete Hoekstra 89%
Kenny Hulshof 89%
Duncan Hunter 89%
Henry Hyde 89%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 89%
William Lewis Jenkins 89%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 89%
Jay Kim 89%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 89%
Joseph Knollenberg 89%
Ray LaHood 89%
Stephen Largent 89%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 89%
Steve LaTourette 89%
John Linder 89%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 89%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 89%
Don Manzullo 89%
Bill McCollum 89%
David McIntosh 89%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 89%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 89%
Jack Metcalf 89%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 89%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 89%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 89%
Mark Neumann 89%
Robert William Ney 89%
James Nussle 89%
Ronald Packard 89%
Michael Pappas 89%
Edward Pease 89%
John Peterson 89%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 89%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 89%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 89%
George Radanovich 89%
Frank Riggs 89%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 89%
Jim Ryun 89%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 89%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 89%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 89%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 89%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 89%
E.G. Shuster 89%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 89%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 89%
Robert Smith 89%
Vincent Snowbarger 89%
Bob Stump 89%
John Sununu 89%
James Talent 89%
William Tauzin 89%
Gene Taylor 89%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 89%
James Traficant, Jr. 89%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 89%
Wesley Watkins 89%
W. Curtis Weldon 89%
Gerald Weller 89%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 89%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 88%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 88%
James McCrery III 88%
Mike Parker 88%
Charles Taylor 88%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 86%
John Breaux 85%
Slade Gorton 85%
Judd Gregg 85%
William Roth, Jr. 85%
Gordon Smith 85%
John Warner 85%
Bill Archer 78%
Brian Bilbray 78%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 78%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 78%
Chris Cannon 78%
Jon Lynn Christensen 78%
Gary Condit 78%
Patsy Ann Danner 78%
Thomas Davis III 78%
Thomas DeLay 78%
Vern Ehlers 78%
Tillie Fowler 78%
Jon David Fox 78%
George Gekas 78%
Rick Hill 78%
Asa Hutchinson 78%
Christopher John 78%
Scott Klug 78%
Robert Livingston 78%
Joseph McDade 78%
Scott McInnis 78%
Ron Paul 78%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 78%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 78%
Jack Quinn 78%
Ralph Regula 78%
Jim Saxton 78%
Daniel Schaefer 78%
Robert Schaffer 78%
John Shadegg 78%
Joseph Skeen 78%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 78%
James Walsh 78%
Rick White 78%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 78%
Bill Young 78%
Anne Northup 76%
David Dreier 75%
Newt Gingrich 75%
John McHugh 75%
Michael Oxley 75%
Ben Campbell 71%
Jerry Costello 71%
Charlie Bass 67%
Herbert Bateman 67%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 67%
Mark Foley 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
Bart Gordon 67%
Thomas Holden 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 67%
Dale Kildee 67%
Rick Lazio 67%
James Maloney 67%
Frank Mascara 67%
Dan Miller 67%
Glenn Poshard 67%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Bill Redmond 67%
Timothy Roemer 67%
Steven Schiff 67%
Ike Skelton 67%
Charles Stenholm 67%
William Thomas 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
Jerry Lewis 63%
William Lipinski 63%
Thomas Manton 63%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 57%
Wendell Ford 57%
Ted Stevens 57%
Marion Berry 56%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Mike Castle 56%
Robert Cramer 56%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 56%
Harris Fawell 56%
Robert Franks 56%
James Greenwood 56%
Tony Hall 56%
Sue Kelly 56%
James Kolbe 56%
Dennis Kucinich 56%
James Leach 56%
Alan Mollohan 56%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 56%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 56%
James Ramstad 56%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 56%
Bart Stupak 56%
Christopher Shays 55%
Bob Etheridge 44%
Benjamin Gilman 44%
Lee Hamilton 44%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 44%
Stephen Horn 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
Ronald Klink 44%
Michael McNulty 44%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 44%
Silvestre Reyes 44%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 44%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 44%
Norman Sisisky 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 44%
James Turner 44%
Bob Weygand 44%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 43%
Dave Obey 43%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 43%
Arlen Specter 43%
W.G. Hefner 38%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 38%
John Edward Porter 38%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 33%
Thomas Campbell 33%
Robert Clement 33%
James Davis 33%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
Jane Harman 33%
Jay Johnson 33%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
Gerald Kleczka 33%
John LaFalce 33%
Nicholas Lampson 33%
Paul McHale 33%
David Minge 33%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 33%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marge Roukema 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 33%
John Tanner 33%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
Robert Wexler 33%
Kent Conrad 29%
Byron Dorgan 29%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 29%
Herb Kohl 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 29%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 25%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Ted Strickland 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 22%
Rob Andrews 22%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 22%
Rod Blagojevich 22%
Sherwood Boehlert 22%
David Edward Bonior 22%
Rick Boucher 22%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 22%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 22%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 22%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 22%
Peter Deutsch 22%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 22%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 22%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 22%
Darlene Hooley 22%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 22%
Patrick Kennedy 22%
William Luther 22%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 22%
John Moakley 22%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 22%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 22%
Steve Rothman 22%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 22%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 22%
Albert Wynn 22%
Julia Carson 17%
William Clay, Sr. 17%
Max Baucus 14%
Richard Bryan 14%
Robert Byrd 14%
John Chafee 14%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 14%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 14%
Thomas Daschle 14%
Daniel Graham 14%
Ernest Hollings 14%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 14%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Carol Moseley Braun 14%
Patrick Moynihan 14%
Charles Robb 14%
Robert Torricelli 14%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 13%
Tom Lantos 13%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 13%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 13%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 13%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 13%
Donald Payne 13%
Pete Stark 13%
Esteban Edward Torres 13%
Ed Towns 13%
Thomas Allen 11%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 11%
Howard Berman 11%
Walter Holden Capps 11%
Eva Clayton 11%
William Coyne 11%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 11%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 11%
Bill Delahunt 11%
Ronald Dellums 11%
Norm Dicks 11%
Calvin Dooley 11%
Chet Edwards 11%
Lane Evans 11%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 11%
Bob Filner 11%
Thomas Foglietta 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 11%
Jonas Frost III 11%
Elizabeth Furse 11%
Sam Gejdenson 11%
Henry Gonzalez 11%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 11%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 11%
William Jefferson 11%
Joseph Kennedy II 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 11%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 11%
Matthew Martinez 11%
Martin Meehan 11%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 11%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 11%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 11%
John Olver 11%
Major Owens 11%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 11%
Owen Pickett 11%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 11%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 11%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 11%
Louis Stokes 11%
Ellen Tauscher 11%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 11%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 11%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
Bruce Vento 11%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 11%
Mel Watt 11%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 11%
Lynn Woolsey 11%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
John Glenn 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 0%
Bob Kerrey 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Constance Morella 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
David Skaggs 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
Vic Snyder 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
Sidney Yates 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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