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

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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