State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 23%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
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 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 8%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 8%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 10%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 23%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 92%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 23%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 46%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 8%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal 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 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 77%
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 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 69%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 85%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
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 8%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 92%
OH Governor John Kasich R 8%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 46%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 8%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
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 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 31%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 8%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 31%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 46%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 23%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Charlie Bass 8%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Howard Berman 100%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 92%
John Breaux 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 8%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 23%
Mike Castle 8%
John Chafee 54%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 92%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 8%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 69%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 8%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 46%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 8%
Terry Everett 8%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 58%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 69%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 54%
William Frist 23%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 8%
John Ganske 8%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 8%
Benjamin Gilman 77%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 92%
Slade Gorton 54%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 46%
James Greenwood 31%
Judd Gregg 23%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 90%
Lee Hamilton 100%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 77%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 77%
Stephen Horn 77%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
Nancy Johnson 62%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Sue Kelly 23%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 31%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 46%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 31%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 33%
James Leach 62%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
William Lipinski 100%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 8%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 80%
Paul McHale 100%
John McHugh 85%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 77%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 77%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 92%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Constance Morella 69%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 46%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 31%
Robert William Ney 31%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 0%
William Paxon 8%
Donald Payne 100%
Owen Pickett 15%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 8%
Glenn Poshard 92%
Deborah Pryce 8%
Jack Quinn 100%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 15%
Ralph Regula 31%
Frank Riggs 31%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
William Roth, Jr. 46%
Marge Roukema 62%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 46%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 8%
Joe Scarborough 8%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 31%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 8%
Christopher Shays 54%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 70%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 100%
Linda Smith 8%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 46%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 69%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 8%
Charles Stenholm 23%
Ted Stevens 46%
Louis Stokes 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 8%
John Tanner 69%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 46%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 8%
Fred Thompson 23%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 23%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 38%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 23%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 8%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 67%
Gerald Weller 69%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 14%

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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