State Office Name Party Rating
Charlie Bass 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Philip English 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Dan Miller 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
Don Nickles 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
John Shadegg 100%
John Sununu 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
Richard Armey 97.5%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 97.5%
Thomas Davis III 97.5%
James DeMint 97.5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 97.5%
Porter Goss 97.5%
Mark Green 97.5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97.5%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 97.5%
Jim Ryun 97.5%
Robert Schaffer 97.5%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 97.5%
Wayne Allard 95%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 95%
Larry Combest 95%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 95%
Philip Crane 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 95%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 95%
George Gekas 95%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 95%
Judd Gregg 95%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 95%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Sue Kelly 95%
John Linder 95%
Trent Lott, Sr. 95%
Don Manzullo 95%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
Frank Murkowski 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 95%
George Radanovich 95%
Marge Roukema 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 95%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 95%
Gordon Smith 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 95%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Bob Stump 95%
Tom Tancredo 95%
William Tauzin 95%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 95%
Gerald Weller 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Judy Biggert 93%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 93%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Ed Bryant 93%
Chris Cannon 93%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
Kenny Hulshof 93%
James Kolbe 93%
Scott McInnis 93%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 93%
Anne Northup 93%
Michael Oxley 93%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 93%
David Weldon 93%
Cass Ballenger 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Bob Bennett 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
Conrad Burns 90%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 90%
John Cooksey 90%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
William Frist 90%
Jim Gibbons 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 90%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 90%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 90%
Ray LaHood 90%
Dick Lugar 90%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 90%
John Peterson 90%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 90%
James Ramstad 90%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 90%
Bob Smith 90%
Ted Stevens 90%
Craig Thomas 90%
Fred Thompson 90%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 90%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 87.5%
Michael Collins 87.5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 87.5%
Jennifer Dunn 87.5%
Van Hilleary 87.5%
Asa Hutchinson 87.5%
Joseph Knollenberg 87.5%
James McCrery III 87.5%
Deborah Pryce 87.5%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 85%
Kit Bond 85%
Jim Bunning 85%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Ben Campbell 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 85%
John Doolittle 85%
David Dreier 85%
Ernest Fletcher 85%
Mark Foley 85%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 85%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 85%
James Hansen 85%
Jesse Helms 85%
David Lee Hobson 85%
Stephen Horn 85%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 85%
Ron Lewis 85%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 85%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 85%
James Nussle 85%
Doug Ose 85%
Bob Riley 85%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 85%
Joe Scarborough 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Donald Sherwood 85%
Nick Smith 85%
Heather Wilson 85%
John Ganske 83%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
Christopher Shays 83%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 83%
Mark Souder 83%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 80%
Henry Bonilla 80%
Herbert Callahan 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 80%
Terry Everett 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Duncan Hunter 80%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
Richard Pombo 80%
Jim Saxton 80%
Olympia Snowe 80%
William Thomas 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 80%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 80%
W. Curtis Weldon 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 80%
Bill Young 80%
Mike Castle 77.5%
James Greenwood 77.5%
Henry Hyde 77.5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 77.5%
E.G. Shuster 77.5%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Robert Hayes 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
James Leach 75%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
Robert William Ney 75%
Ron Paul 75%
Jack Quinn 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
Joseph Skeen 75%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Sweeney 75%
Strom Thurmond 75%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Stephen Largent 73%
Steve LaTourette 73%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
John Nathan Hostettler 70%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 70%
John McHugh 70%
Charles Taylor 70%
James Walsh 70%
Floyd Spence 67.5%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67.5%
Steve Buyer 65%
Paul Gillmor 65%
Benjamin Gilman 65%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 65%
Wesley Watkins 65%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 63%
Nancy Johnson 63%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
Ronnie Shows 60%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
James Maloney 57.5%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Robert Cramer 55%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
George Voinovich 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 53%
Timothy Roemer 53%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Gary Condit 50%
Constance Morella 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 45%
Christopher John 45%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 45%
Norman Sisisky 45%
Gene Taylor 43%
Rob Andrews 40%
Robert Clement 40%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Bart Gordon 40%
Darlene Hooley 40%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40%
James Barcia 37.5%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
Dennis Moore 35%
Ike Skelton 35%
Ellen Tauscher 35%
Robert Torricelli 35%
William Lipinski 33%
Zell Bryan Miller 33%
Brian Baird 30%
Marion Berry 30%
John Breaux 30%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 30%
David Phelps 30%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 30%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
John Tanner 30%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 27.5%
Peter Deutsch 27.5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 27.5%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 27.5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 25%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
Herb Kohl 25%
William Luther 25%
Martin Meehan 25%
David Wu 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 23%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 23%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 23%
Jerry Costello 20%
Calvin Dooley 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Baron Hill 20%
William Jefferson 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 20%
Alan Mollohan 20%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
Charles Stenholm 20%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
James Turner 20%
Anthony Weiner 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 17.5%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 17.5%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 17.5%
Ted Strickland 17.5%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 17.5%
Robert Wexler 17.5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 15%
Thomas Allen 15%
Evan Bayh 15%
Jeff Bingaman 15%
Robert Byrd 15%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 15%
Julia Carson 15%
Eva Clayton 15%
Chet Edwards 15%
Russ Feingold 15%
Daniel Graham 15%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 15%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 15%
Nicholas Lampson 15%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 15%
Joe Lieberman 15%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 15%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 15%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 15%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 15%
Vic Snyder 15%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 15%
Karen Thurman 15%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 15%
Gary Ackerman 13%
James Davis 13%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 13%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 13%
Gerald Kleczka 13%
John LaFalce 13%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 13%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 13%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 10%
Max Baucus 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 10%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 10%
Kent Conrad 10%
Thomas Daschle 10%
Norm Dicks 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
Byron Dorgan 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 10%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Tony Hall 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 10%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 10%
Daniel Inouye 10%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
Frank Mascara 10%
Robert Matsui 10%
Karen McCarthy 10%
Michael McNulty 10%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 10%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 10%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 10%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 10%
Bart Stupak 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 10%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 10%
Albert Wynn 10%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 7.5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 7.5%
Bill Delahunt 7.5%
Barney Frank 7.5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7.5%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 7.5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 7.5%
John Olver 7.5%
Steve Rothman 7.5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 7.5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 7.5%
Howard Berman 5%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 5%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 5%
William Coyne 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
John Edwards 5%
Lane Evans 5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 5%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Thomas Holden 5%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Tom Lantos 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
Carrie Meek 5%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 5%
Jack Murtha 5%
Major Owens 5%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 5%
Donald Payne 5%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
Pete Stark 5%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
Ed Towns 5%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 3%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 3%
Dale Kildee 3%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 3%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 3%
John Moakley 3%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 3%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
David Edward Bonior 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Lynn Woolsey 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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