State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 38%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 15%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 23%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 8%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 8%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 85%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 92%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 85%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 85%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 15%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 92%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 77%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 15%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 92%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 8%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 62%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 15%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 15%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 92%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 15%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 83%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 15%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 38%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 38%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 23%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 92%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 92%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 92%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 23%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 23%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 92%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 92%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 91%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 62%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 23%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 58%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 67%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 8%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 92%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 46%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 85%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 85%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 23%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 85%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 85%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 92%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 92%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 85%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 92%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 85%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 8%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 8%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 8%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 8%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 85%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 85%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 77%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 15%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 8%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 15%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 8%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 92%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 92%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 85%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 92%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 77%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 62%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 75%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 85%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 85%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 92%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 23%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 46%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 67%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 25%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 8%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 92%
Bob Barr, Jr. 15%
Bill Barrett 23%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 46%
Max Baucus 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 77%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 85%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Michael Bilirakis 23%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Rod Blagojevich 92%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 67%
Jim Bunning 15%
Conrad Burns 25%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 23%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 46%
Chris Cannon 0%
Walter Holden Capps 71%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 46%
John Chafee 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 15%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 58%
Robert Clement 69%
Michael Collins 8%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 85%
Kent Conrad 83%
Merrill Cook 15%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 8%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 69%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 8%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 85%
Thomas Daschle 75%
James Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 46%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 85%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
Jay Dickey 23%
Norm Dicks 77%
Julian Dixon 85%
Chris Dodd 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 83%
Vern Ehlers 23%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 15%
Thomas Ewing 23%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 33%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 85%
Russ Feingold 83%
Bob Filner 92%
Thomas Foglietta 90%
Mark Foley 38%
Michael Patrick Forbes 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Wendell Ford 92%
Tillie Fowler 8%
Jon David Fox 54%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 54%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 92%
Elizabeth Furse 92%
Elton Gallegly 8%
John Ganske 31%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 54%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 9%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 77%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 58%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
William Goodling 38%
Bart Gordon 85%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 50%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 8%
James Greenwood 23%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 8%
Tony Hall 85%
Lee Hamilton 77%
James Hansen 8%
Jane Harman 54%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 15%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 15%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 31%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 85%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Stephen Horn 54%
John Nathan Hostettler 8%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 46%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Asa Hutchinson 23%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 54%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 15%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 46%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Christopher John 54%
Jay Johnson 92%
Nancy Johnson 46%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Sue Kelly 23%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 92%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 77%
Bob Kerrey 58%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jay Kim 46%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 31%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 9%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 92%
Ray LaHood 31%
Nicholas Lampson 85%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 46%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Rick Lazio 46%
James Leach 46%
Jerry Lewis 46%
Ron Lewis 15%
Joe Lieberman 58%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 92%
Robert Livingston 46%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 77%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 85%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 85%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 85%
Karen McCarthy 77%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 77%
Paul McHale 85%
John McHugh 62%
Scott McInnis 15%
David McIntosh 8%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 92%
Michael McNulty 92%
Martin Meehan 83%
Carrie Meek 92%
Jack Metcalf 69%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
Dan Miller 46%
David Minge 54%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 92%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Constance Morella 46%
Carol Moseley Braun 83%
Patrick Moynihan 58%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 92%
Sue Myrick 15%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 23%
Mark Neumann 8%
Robert William Ney 8%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 8%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 15%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 23%
Ronald Packard 0%
Michael Pappas 31%
Mike Parker 23%
Ron Paul 15%
William Paxon 8%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 15%
John Peterson 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
Owen Pickett 54%
Richard Pombo 15%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
John Edward Porter 50%
Glenn Poshard 92%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 75%
George Radanovich 8%
James Ramstad 0%
Bill Redmond 0%
Ralph Regula 23%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Frank Riggs 8%
Bob Riley 8%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 90%
Timothy Roemer 69%
James Rogan 8%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 46%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 85%
Rick Santorum 25%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 31%
Joe Scarborough 15%
Daniel Schaefer 8%
Robert Schaffer 15%
Steven Schiff 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 46%
Christopher Shays 46%
E.G. Shuster 23%
Norman Sisisky 85%
David Skaggs 85%
Joseph Skeen 23%
Ike Skelton 77%
Gordon Smith 0%
Linda Smith 54%
Nick Smith 15%
Robert Smith 8%
Bob Smith 25%
Vincent Snowbarger 0%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Vic Snyder 85%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 15%
Mark Souder 15%
Arlen Specter 83%
Floyd Spence 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 23%
Charles Stenholm 10%
Ted Stevens 25%
Louis Stokes 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 31%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
William Tauzin 8%
Charles Taylor 8%
Gene Taylor 15%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 31%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 85%
Strom Thurmond 25%
Todd Tiahrt 15%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 83%
James Traficant, Jr. 77%
James Turner 77%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 54%
Zach Wamp 15%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 8%
David Weldon 8%
W. Curtis Weldon 54%
Gerald Weller 38%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 92%
Bob Weygand 100%
Rick White 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 92%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 92%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 54%

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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