State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 9%
Gary Ackerman 98%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 4%
Rob Andrews 88%
Bill Archer 2%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 20%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 2%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 44%
Herbert Bateman 3%
Max Baucus 97%
Bob Bennett 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 94%
Douglas Bereuter 15%
Howard Berman 98%
Brian Bilbray 38%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 94%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 2%
Sherwood Boehlert 82%
Kit Bond 19%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 65%
Sonny Bono 21%
Robert Borski, Jr. 46%
Rick Boucher 98%
John Breaux 32%
George Brown, Jr. 98%
Richard Bryan 88%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 97%
Jim Bunning 2%
Conrad Burns 6%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 84%
Herbert Callahan 2%
Ben Campbell 91%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 4%
Mike Castle 55%
John Chafee 90%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 3%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 98%
Eva Clayton 98%
Robert Clement 72%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 4%
Gary Condit 76%
Kent Conrad 66%
Jerry Costello 22%
Paul Coverdell 6%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 98%
Larry Craig 3%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 4%
Alfonse D'Amato 9%
Patsy Ann Danner 65%
Thomas Daschle 94%
Thomas Davis III 36%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 98%
Peter Deutsch 98%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 6%
Jay Dickey 4%
Norm Dicks 98%
Julian Dixon 98%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 31%
Calvin Dooley 98%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 71%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 35%
Chet Edwards 84%
Vern Ehlers 5%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 44%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 3%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 4%
Thomas Ewing 2%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 51%
Victor Fazio 98%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 89%
Thomas Foglietta 91%
Mark Foley 35%
Michael Patrick Forbes 3%
Wendell Ford 38%
Tillie Fowler 36%
Jon David Fox 9%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 50%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 94%
Elizabeth Furse 98%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 21%
Sam Gejdenson 98%
George Gekas 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 89%
Wayne Gilchrest 49%
Paul Gillmor 4%
Benjamin Gilman 78%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 98%
William Goodling 6%
Bart Gordon 78%
Slade Gorton 34%
Porter Goss 4%
Daniel Graham 88%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 11%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 31%
Lee Hamilton 55%
James Hansen 6%
Jane Harman 98%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 88%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 2%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 31%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 21%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Stephen Horn 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 65%
Duncan Hunter 2%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 16%
Henry Hyde 4%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
William Jefferson 96%
James Merrill Jeffords 88%
Nancy Johnson 82%
Paul Kanjorski 38%
Sue Kelly 62%
Dirk Kempthorne 3%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 98%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 96%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 27%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 64%
Ronald Klink 31%
Scott Klug 61%
Joseph Knollenberg 2%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 66%
Jon Kyl 5%
John LaFalce 27%
Ray LaHood 6%
Tom Lantos 98%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 3%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 43%
James Leach 55%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 97%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 18%
Robert Livingston 2%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 19%
William Luther 91%
Connie Mack 7%
Thomas Manton 22%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 94%
Frank Mascara 38%
Robert Matsui 98%
Karen McCarthy 97%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 2%
Joseph McDade 7%
Paul McHale 82%
John McHugh 17%
Scott McInnis 31%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 98%
Michael McNulty 41%
Martin Meehan 98%
Carrie Meek 98%
Jack Metcalf 6%
Dan Miller 8%
David Minge 87%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 98%
John Moakley 81%
Susan Molinari 56%
Alan Mollohan 23%
Constance Morella 89%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 96%
Frank Murkowski 7%
Jack Murtha 40%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 6%
Mark Neumann 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 19%
Major Owens 98%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 2%
Mike Parker 8%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 98%
Owen Pickett 88%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
John Edward Porter 57%
Glenn Poshard 16%
Deborah Pryce 53%
Jack Quinn 2%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 14%
Bill Richardson 96%
Frank Riggs 12%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 97%
Charles Robb 100%
Timothy Roemer 47%
William Roth, Jr. 34%
Marge Roukema 72%
Martin Olav Sabo 98%
Rick Santorum 5%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 4%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 37%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 82%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 83%
David Skaggs 98%
Joseph Skeen 7%
Ike Skelton 17%
Linda Smith 0%
Nick Smith 2%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 91%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 97%
Floyd Spence 2%
John Spratt, Jr. 81%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 2%
Charles Stenholm 18%
Ted Stevens 54%
Louis Stokes 98%
Bob Stump 6%
Bart Stupak 29%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 57%
William Tauzin 5%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 18%
Frank Tejeda 21%
Craig Thomas 18%
William Thomas 41%
Fred Thompson 5%
Karen Thurman 89%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 3%
Esteban Edward Torres 98%
Robert Torricelli 96%
Ed Towns 98%
James Traficant, Jr. 73%
Bruce Vento 98%
James Walsh 2%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 13%
Mel Watt 98%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 2%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 50%
Bob Wise, Jr. 96%
Lynn Woolsey 98%
Albert Wynn 98%
Sidney Yates 98%
Bill Young 4%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 97%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 94%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 96%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 66%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 98%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 97%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 98%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 98%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 98%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 98%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 91%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 97%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 41%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 94%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 98%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 98%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 98%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 97%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 93%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 98%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 96%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 98%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 97%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 98%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 85%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 74%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 97%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 97%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 97%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 98%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 98%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 94%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 98%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 96%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 96%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 98%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 98%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 98%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 71%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 98%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 98%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 98%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 24%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 98%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 96%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 66%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 97%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 98%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 96%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 98%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 98%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 98%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 98%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 98%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 98%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 98%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 96%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 98%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 16%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 2%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 4%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 2%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 2%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 6%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 2%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 6%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 2%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 16%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 14%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 6%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 65%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 6%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 14%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 9%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 2%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 6%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 6%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 4%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 2%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 2%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 6%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 6%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 24%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 2%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 37%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 3%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 2%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 2%

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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