State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 75%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 75%
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 75%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 75%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 88%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 13%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 88%
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 13%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 88%
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 75%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 13%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 13%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 80%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 88%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 25%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 38%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 13%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 75%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 75%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 88%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 63%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
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 90%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 88%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
Gary Ackerman 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 63%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 13%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 75%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Anthony Beilenson 88%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 88%
Tom Bevill 63%
Michael Bilirakis 38%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 13%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Rick Boucher 75%
Bill Bradley 80%
John Breaux 70%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Hank Brown 10%
Richard Bryan 90%
John Bryant 63%
Dale Bumpers 60%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 90%
Mike Castle 0%
John Chafee 40%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 88%
William Cohen 10%
Ronald Coleman 75%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 88%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 13%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 75%
Thomas Daschle 80%
E. Kika de la Garza 25%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Jay Dickey 25%
Norm Dicks 75%
Julian Dixon 88%
Chris Dodd 90%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 13%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Robert Dornan 25%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 25%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 90%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 75%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 75%
Floyd Flake 75%
Wendell Ford 80%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 0%
Robert Franks 0%
Jonas Frost III 63%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Sam Gejdenson 88%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 88%
Pete Geren 13%
Sam Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 60%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Steven Gunderson 25%
Tony Hall 88%
Lee Hamilton 25%
Melton Hancock 13%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Mark Hatfield 80%
Joel Hefley 25%
W.G. Hefner 88%
Jesse Helms 10%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Ernest Hollings 60%
Stephen Horn 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 13%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 63%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Harry Johnston 63%
J. Bennett Johnston 80%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 10%
Dirk Kempthorne 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Joseph Kennedy II 75%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 75%
Bob Kerrey 90%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 75%
Scott Klug 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 75%
Tom Lantos 88%
Greg Laughlin 63%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Rick Lazio 0%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 25%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
Blanche Lincoln 13%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 75%
Robert Livingston 13%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 63%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 63%
Robert Matsui 75%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 13%
Scott McInnis 13%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 63%
Carrie Meek 75%
Jan Meyers 0%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 13%
Alan Mollohan 88%
G.V. Montgomery 38%
Carlos Moorhead 13%
Constance Morella 13%
Carol Moseley Braun 80%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Sam Nunn 30%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Bill Orton 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 25%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 88%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 25%
Claiborne Pell 90%
Pete Peterson 63%
Owen Pickett 25%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
John Edward Porter 13%
Glenn Poshard 50%
Larry Pressler 0%
David Pryor 30%
Jack Quinn 13%
James Ramstad 0%
Bill Richardson 75%
Charles Robb 80%
Timothy Roemer 50%
Charles Rose III 100%
Toby Roth 13%
William Roth, Jr. 10%
Marge Roukema 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 88%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Jim Saxton 0%
Daniel Schaefer 13%
Steven Schiff 25%
Pat Schroeder 88%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
Paul Simon 80%
Alan Simpson 0%
Norman Sisisky 38%
David Skaggs 75%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 63%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 25%
Arlen Specter 60%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Charles Stenholm 13%
Ted Stevens 20%
Gerry Studds 88%
Bob Stump 13%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 0%
William Tauzin 13%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 38%
Frank Tejeda 38%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Ray Thornton 75%
Karen Thurman 88%
Strom Thurmond 10%
Peter Torkildsen 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 75%
Robert Torricelli 75%
Ed Towns 100%
Bruce Vento 88%
Harold Volkmer 75%
Barbara Vucanovich 13%
James Walsh 0%
John Warner 10%
Mel Watt 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Pat Williams 88%
Charles Wilson 63%
Bob Wise, Jr. 88%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 88%
Sidney Yates 88%
Bill Young 25%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 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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