State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
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 95%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
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 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 95%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 95%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 95%
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%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 43%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 95%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 14%
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 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 95%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 94%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 90%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 76%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 76%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
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 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 81%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
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 76%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 94%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 5%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 95%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 95%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 89%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 76%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 90%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Howard Berman 94%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 48%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 95%
Rick Boucher 95%
John Breaux 76%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 90%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 86%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 19%
Mike Castle 14%
John Chafee 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 76%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 95%
Jerry Costello 76%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 14%
Patsy Ann Danner 71%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 19%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 95%
Julian Dixon 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 62%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 95%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 19%
John Ensign 0%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 14%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Wendell Ford 95%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 14%
Barney Frank 95%
Robert Franks 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elizabeth Furse 95%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 0%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 19%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 95%
Henry Gonzalez 94%
William Goodling 5%
Bart Gordon 76%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 95%
Lee Hamilton 76%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 71%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 81%
Ernest Hollings 86%
Stephen Horn 14%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 14%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 6%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 95%
Sue Kelly 29%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Joseph Kennedy II 90%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 95%
Bob Kerrey 81%
Dale Kildee 95%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Ronald Klink 95%
Scott Klug 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 90%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 14%
Tom Lantos 95%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 14%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 83%
Robert Livingston 5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 90%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 95%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 95%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 14%
Paul McHale 90%
John McHugh 29%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 72%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 14%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 76%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 93%
Alan Mollohan 86%
Constance Morella 33%
Carol Moseley Braun 90%
Patrick Moynihan 95%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 95%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 0%
Robert William Ney 29%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 0%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Owen Pickett 76%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 81%
John Edward Porter 5%
Glenn Poshard 71%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 29%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Frank Riggs 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 95%
Charles Robb 76%
Timothy Roemer 71%
William Roth, Jr. 14%
Marge Roukema 5%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 29%
Joe Scarborough 14%
Daniel Schaefer 14%
Steven Schiff 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 14%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 67%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 71%
Linda Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 5%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 0%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 19%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 76%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 0%
Louis Stokes 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 81%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 57%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 43%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 14%
Karen Thurman 78%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 90%
Ed Towns 86%
James Traficant, Jr. 62%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 14%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 5%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 95%
Rick White 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 95%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 95%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 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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