State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
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%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 95%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 76%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 95%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 90%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Howard Berman 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 48%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 95%
Rick Boucher 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
John Breaux 76%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Richard Bryan 90%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 86%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Ben Campbell 19%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 95%
Mike Castle 14%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
John Chafee 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 76%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
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%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 95%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Jerry Costello 76%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 14%
Patsy Ann Danner 71%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 19%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Julian Dixon 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 62%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 95%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 76%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 19%
John Ensign 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 95%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 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%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 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%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
William Goodling 5%
Bart Gordon 76%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 81%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
Tony Hall 95%
Lee Hamilton 76%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
Jane Harman 90%
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 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%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 95%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 6%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 76%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Paul Kanjorski 95%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 90%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
Sue Kelly 29%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Joseph Kennedy II 90%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 95%
Bob Kerrey 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
Dale Kildee 95%
Jay Kim 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 14%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 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%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 14%
James Leach 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 83%
Robert Livingston 5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 95%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 90%
Connie Mack 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Thomas Manton 95%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 95%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 14%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
Paul McHale 90%
John McHugh 29%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 72%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
Jack Metcalf 14%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 94%
Dan Miller 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 76%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 93%
Alan Mollohan 86%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 76%
Constance Morella 33%
Carol Moseley Braun 90%
Patrick Moynihan 95%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 94%
Jack Murtha 95%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
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%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
Mike Parker 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 5%
Owen Pickett 76%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 81%
John Edward Porter 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
Glenn Poshard 71%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 29%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 90%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
Ralph Regula 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 95%
Frank Riggs 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 95%
Charles Robb 76%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 95%
Timothy Roemer 71%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
William Roth, Jr. 14%
Marge Roukema 5%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 95%
Jim Saxton 29%
Joe Scarborough 14%
Daniel Schaefer 14%
Steven Schiff 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 94%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 14%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 67%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 71%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 43%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
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%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Fred Thompson 14%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Karen Thurman 78%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 90%
Ed Towns 86%
James Traficant, Jr. 62%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 95%
James Walsh 14%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 5%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 95%
Rick White 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 95%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
Albert Wynn 95%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%

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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