State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 5%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Wayne Allard 5%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 65%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 75%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 5%
Max Baucus 70%
Bob Bennett 5%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 15%
Howard Berman 95%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 5%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Kit Bond 5%
Henry Bonilla 5%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Sonny Bono 5%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Rick Boucher 85%
John Breaux 75%
George Brown, Jr. 95%
Richard Bryan 85%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 95%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 85%
Herbert Callahan 5%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 15%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 5%
Mike Castle 15%
John Chafee 25%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 5%
Jon Lynn Christensen 5%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 95%
Robert Clement 75%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 80%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 95%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Alfonse D'Amato 10%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 90%
Julian Dixon 95%
Chris Dodd 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 5%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 10%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 5%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 10%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 95%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 10%
Michael Patrick Forbes 15%
Wendell Ford 80%
Tillie Fowler 5%
Jon David Fox 15%
Barney Frank 95%
Robert Franks 20%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 90%
Elizabeth Furse 95%
Elton Gallegly 5%
John Ganske 10%
Sam Gejdenson 95%
George Gekas 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Benjamin Gilman 25%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 90%
Henry Gonzalez 90%
William Goodling 5%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 10%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 85%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 15%
Judd Gregg 5%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Tony Hall 85%
Lee Hamilton 70%
James Hansen 5%
Jane Harman 75%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 5%
W.G. Hefner 85%
Jesse Helms 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 5%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 95%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 75%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 15%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 5%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 95%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
Nancy Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Sue Kelly 15%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 95%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 90%
Bob Kerrey 85%
Dale Kildee 90%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Ronald Klink 80%
Scott Klug 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 10%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 90%
Ray LaHood 10%
Tom Lantos 95%
Stephen Largent 5%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Rick Lazio 15%
James Leach 20%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 75%
Robert Livingston 5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 5%
William Luther 85%
Connie Mack 5%
Thomas Manton 90%
Don Manzullo 5%
Matthew Martinez 90%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 95%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Bill McCollum 5%
James McCrery III 5%
Joseph McDade 10%
Paul McHale 80%
John McHugh 10%
Scott McInnis 5%
David McIntosh 5%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 75%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 95%
Jack Metcalf 10%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 5%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 95%
John Moakley 95%
Susan Molinari 10%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Constance Morella 35%
Carol Moseley Braun 90%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
Frank Murkowski 5%
Jack Murtha 70%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 5%
Mark Neumann 5%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 5%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 70%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 5%
Ronald Packard 5%
Mike Parker 10%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Owen Pickett 55%
Richard Pombo 5%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
John Edward Porter 15%
Glenn Poshard 75%
Deborah Pryce 10%
Jack Quinn 15%
George Radanovich 5%
James Ramstad 15%
Ralph Regula 10%
Bill Richardson 90%
Frank Riggs 5%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 95%
Charles Robb 80%
Timothy Roemer 70%
William Roth, Jr. 15%
Marge Roukema 25%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
Rick Santorum 5%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 10%
Joe Scarborough 5%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 15%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 25%
E.G. Shuster 5%
Norman Sisisky 55%
David Skaggs 95%
Joseph Skeen 5%
Ike Skelton 55%
Linda Smith 5%
Nick Smith 5%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 5%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 30%
Floyd Spence 5%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 10%
Louis Stokes 100%
Bob Stump 5%
Bart Stupak 85%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 60%
William Tauzin 15%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 45%
Frank Tejeda 70%
Craig Thomas 5%
William Thomas 5%
Fred Thompson 5%
Karen Thurman 85%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
Esteban Edward Torres 95%
Robert Torricelli 85%
Ed Towns 95%
James Traficant, Jr. 55%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 10%
Zach Wamp 5%
John Warner 5%
Mel Watt 95%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 5%
David Weldon 5%
W. Curtis Weldon 15%
Gerald Weller 5%
Paul Wellstone 95%
Rick White 10%
Bob Wise, Jr. 90%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 95%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 95%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 90%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 85%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 85%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 95%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 75%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 95%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 85%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 90%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 95%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 95%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 85%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 95%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 95%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 95%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 95%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 95%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 95%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 95%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 80%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 75%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 90%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 95%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 95%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 95%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 5%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 5%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 5%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 5%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 15%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 5%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 5%
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 5%
OH Governor John Kasich R 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 10%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 5%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 15%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 5%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 5%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 5%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 5%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 10%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 15%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 15%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 5%

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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