State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 94%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Rob Andrews 38%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 94%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 12%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 6%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 84%
Max Baucus 29%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 6%
Anthony Beilenson 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 84%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 36%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 29%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 84%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 71%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Sonny Bono 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
Bill Bradley 6%
John Breaux 24%
Bill Brewster 34%
Glen Browder 16%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
George Brown, Jr. 6%
Hank Brown 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 6%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Richard Bryan 29%
Ed Bryant 94%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunn 94%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 83%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 24%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Ben Campbell 83%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 6%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
John Chafee 53%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
Jim Chapman 6%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
Jon Lynn Christensen 100%
Dick Chrysler 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 16%
William Clinger 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 6%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 77%
William Cohen 71%
Ronald Coleman 0%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 38%
Kent Conrad 6%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
Wes Cooley 100%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 6%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 83%
Patsy Ann Danner 22%
Thomas Daschle 6%
Thomas Davis III 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 82%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 6%
E. Kika de la Garza 6%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 83%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 88%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 12%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 18%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 18%
Robert Dornan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
Chet Edwards 6%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 90%
Bill Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 30%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Harris Fawell 100%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 12%
Cleo Fields 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Floyd Flake 0%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 94%
Thomas Foglietta 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 94%
Harold Ford, Sr. 0%
Wendell Ford 23%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Jon David Fox 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Gary Franks 100%
Robert Franks 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
Dan Frisa 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
David Funderburk 100%
Elizabeth Furse 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 84%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Pete Geren 94%
Sam Gibbons 6%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 90%
Benjamin Gilman 94%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 0%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 16%
Slade Gorton 65%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 29%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
William Phillip Gramm 94%
Rodney Grams 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
Enid Greene 94%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 89%
Steven Gunderson 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
Tony Hall 6%
Lee Hamilton 6%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 23%
Jane Harman 6%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Mark Hatfield 42%
James Hayes 66%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 94%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Martin Hoke 100%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 12%
Stephen Horn 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 84%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 68%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Nancy Johnson 66%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 6%
Harry Johnston 0%
J. Bennett Johnston 18%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 6%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 59%
Sue Kelly 100%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 6%
Joseph Kennedy II 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 0%
Bob Kerrey 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 17%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jay Kim 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 94%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
Gerald Kleczka 6%
Ronald Klink 6%
Scott Klug 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 24%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 74%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Steve LaTourette 88%
Greg Laughlin 88%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 100%
James Leach 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 6%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 12%
Jim Lightfoot 90%
Blanche Lincoln 22%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 22%
Robert Livingston 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 84%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
James Longley, Jr. 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Dick Lugar 77%
William Luther 0%
Connie Mack 88%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
Thomas Manton 0%
Don Manzullo 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Matthew Martinez 0%
Bill Martini 100%
Frank Mascara 0%
Robert Matsui 6%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 94%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Bill McCollum 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Joseph McDade 90%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
Paul McHale 0%
John McHugh 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
David McIntosh 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
Jack Metcalf 100%
Jan Meyers 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Dan Miller 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
David Minge 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Susan Molinari 100%
Alan Mollohan 6%
G.V. Montgomery 72%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
Constance Morella 42%
Carol Moseley Braun 23%
Patrick Moynihan 6%
Frank Murkowski 94%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Jack Murtha 6%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Mark Neumann 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
Sam Nunn 18%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 6%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Bill Orton 12%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 22%
Mike Parker 88%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
William Paxon 100%
Donald Payne 0%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 6%
Clay Pell 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 6%
Pete Peterson 6%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
Owen Pickett 6%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
John Edward Porter 73%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 94%
Glenn Poshard 6%
Larry Pressler 89%
Deborah Pryce 100%
David Pryor 0%
James Quillen 94%
Jack Quinn 94%
George Radanovich 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
James Ramstad 93%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
Ralph Regula 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 23%
Bill Richardson 0%
Frank Riggs 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Charles Robb 30%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
Timothy Roemer 12%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
Charles Rose III 16%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 88%
Toby Roth 100%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Marge Roukema 74%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 100%
Rick Santorum 94%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
Jim Saxton 84%
Joe Scarborough 82%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Steven Schiff 90%
Pat Schroeder 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
Andrea Seastrand 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 94%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
E.G. Shuster 94%
Paul Simon 41%
Alan Simpson 77%
Norman Sisisky 0%
David Skaggs 6%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 28%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 72%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Linda Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 76%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 94%
Arlen Specter 71%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 6%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 18%
Ted Stevens 83%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 100%
Louis Stokes 0%
Gerry Studds 0%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 0%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 12%
Randy Tate 100%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 36%
Frank Tejeda 0%
Craig Thomas 89%
William Thomas 90%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
Fred Thompson 94%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Ray Thornton 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Peter Torkildsen 72%
Esteban Edward Torres 0%
Robert Torricelli 16%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 38%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
Bruce Vento 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 6%
Harold Volkmer 0%
Barbara Vucanovich 100%
Robert Walker 100%
James Walsh 90%
Zach Wamp 100%
Michael Ward 0%
John Warner 89%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
David Weldon 94%
W. Curtis Weldon 94%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 6%
Rick White 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 94%
Pat Williams 0%
Charles Wilson 22%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 80%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Sidney Yates 6%
Bill Young 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%
Bill Zeliff 100%
Richard Zimmer 84%

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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