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

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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