State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 95%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 81%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 96%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 11%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 2%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 7%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 96%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 22%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 5%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 87%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 96%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 2%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 89%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 2%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 7%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 98%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 68%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 91%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 93%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 89%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 4%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 96%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 4%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 95%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 10%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 98%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 2%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 2%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 85%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 90%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 98%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 95%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 93%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 93%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 19%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 4%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 4%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 2%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 9%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 11%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 4%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 71%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 9%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 4%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 87%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 4%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 10%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 89%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 91%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 98%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 10%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 89%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 7%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 36%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 2%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 63%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 9%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 11%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 76%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 65%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 9%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 2%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 2%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 4%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 2%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 4%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 91%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 93%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 98%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 2%
OH Governor John Kasich R 95%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 2%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 81%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 89%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 9%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 2%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 24%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 96%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 5%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 76%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 91%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 96%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 76%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 91%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 98%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 98%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 98%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 9%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 2%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 98%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 20%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 4%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 98%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 96%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 16%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 19%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 2%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 19%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 98%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 7%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 9%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 84%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 83%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 7%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 14%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 9%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 16%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 98%
Richard Armey 98%
John Ashcroft 95%
Henry Scott Baesler 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 98%
James Barcia 31%
Bob Barr, Jr. 96%
Bill Barrett 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Charlie Bass 91%
Herbert Bateman 82%
Max Baucus 38%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 7%
Douglas Bereuter 82%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 33%
Brian Bilbray 89%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Rod Blagojevich 4%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 98%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 98%
David Edward Bonior 2%
Sonny Bono 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 4%
Leonard Boswell 28%
Rick Boucher 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 37%
John Breaux 38%
George Brown, Jr. 9%
Richard Bryan 24%
Ed Bryant 96%
Dale Bumpers 14%
Jim Bunning 93%
Conrad Burns 91%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 98%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Ben Campbell 86%
Thomas Campbell 74%
Chris Cannon 98%
Walter Holden Capps 7%
Julia Carson 2%
Mike Castle 61%
John Chafee 71%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 91%
Jon Lynn Christensen 91%
William Clay, Sr. 2%
Eva Clayton 2%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 19%
Robert Clement 19%
Michael Collins 93%
Larry Combest 98%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 5%
Merrill Cook 93%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 2%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 91%
William Coyne 2%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 37%
Philip Crane 96%
Barbara Cubin 95%
Randall Cunningham 96%
Alfonse D'Amato 62%
Patsy Ann Danner 33%
Thomas Daschle 24%
James Davis 7%
Thomas Davis III 83%
Bill Delahunt 2%
Thomas DeLay 98%
Ronald Dellums 2%
Peter Deutsch 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Jay Dickey 93%
Norm Dicks 11%
Julian Dixon 7%
Chris Dodd 14%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 10%
David Dreier 96%
Jennifer Dunn 98%
Chet Edwards 26%
Vern Ehlers 78%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 58%
John Ensign 84%
Bob Etheridge 9%
Lane Evans 2%
Terry Everett 96%
Thomas Ewing 78%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 81%
Harris Fawell 67%
Victor Fazio 9%
Russ Feingold 10%
Bob Filner 7%
Thomas Foglietta 2%
Mark Foley 81%
Michael Patrick Forbes 51%
Harold Ford, Jr. 9%
Wendell Ford 14%
Tillie Fowler 91%
Jon David Fox 61%
Barney Frank 2%
Robert Franks 61%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 13%
Elizabeth Furse 5%
Elton Gallegly 98%
John Ganske 83%
Sam Gejdenson 4%
George Gekas 89%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 5%
Jim Gibbons 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 72%
Paul Gillmor 87%
Benjamin Gilman 43%
Newt Gingrich 82%
John Glenn 15%
Henry Gonzalez 5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 76%
William Goodling 87%
Bart Gordon 28%
Slade Gorton 95%
Porter Goss 89%
Daniel Graham 24%
William Phillip Gramm 95%
Rodney Grams 95%
James Greenwood 82%
Judd Gregg 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 96%
Tony Hall 9%
Lee Hamilton 15%
James Hansen 98%
Jane Harman 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 96%
Joel Hefley 89%
W.G. Hefner 5%
Jesse Helms 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Rick Hill 87%
Van Hilleary 93%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 12%
Maurice Hinchey 2%
David Lee Hobson 87%
Pete Hoekstra 98%
Thomas Holden 26%
Ernest Hollings 19%
Darlene Hooley 7%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 93%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 59%
Kenny Hulshof 89%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Asa Hutchinson 98%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 91%
Kay Hutchison 95%
Henry Hyde 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Daniel Inouye 21%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
William Jefferson 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 62%
William Lewis Jenkins 96%
Christopher John 37%
Jay Johnson 9%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Paul Kanjorski 9%
Sue Kelly 63%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Joseph Kennedy II 2%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 9%
Bob Kerrey 29%
Dale Kildee 2%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Jay Kim 93%
Gerald Kleczka 7%
Ronald Klink 18%
Scott Klug 77%
Joseph Knollenberg 91%
Herb Kohl 24%
James Kolbe 96%
Dennis Kucinich 2%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 5%
Ray LaHood 80%
Nicholas Lampson 4%
Tom Lantos 5%
Stephen Largent 91%
Steve LaTourette 68%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
Rick Lazio 55%
James Leach 52%
Jerry Lewis 81%
Ron Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 14%
John Linder 98%
William Lipinski 15%
Robert Livingston 85%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 95%
William Luther 11%
Connie Mack 91%
James Maloney 11%
Thomas Manton 5%
Don Manzullo 98%
Matthew Martinez 14%
Frank Mascara 9%
Robert Matsui 7%
Karen McCarthy 9%
Bill McCollum 91%
James McCrery III 93%
Joseph McDade 68%
Paul McHale 13%
John McHugh 72%
Scott McInnis 88%
David McIntosh 90%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 7%
Michael McNulty 2%
Martin Meehan 4%
Carrie Meek 7%
Jack Metcalf 73%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 7%
Dan Miller 87%
David Minge 7%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 2%
John Moakley 4%
Alan Mollohan 12%
Constance Morella 46%
Carol Moseley Braun 10%
Patrick Moynihan 19%
Frank Murkowski 95%
Jack Murtha 16%
Sue Myrick 96%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 91%
Mark Neumann 91%
Robert William Ney 82%
Don Nickles 95%
Anne Northup 96%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 96%
James Nussle 96%
Jim Oberstar 18%
Dave Obey 2%
John Olver 2%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 23%
Major Owens 4%
Michael Oxley 93%
Ronald Packard 96%
Michael Pappas 80%
Mike Parker 95%
Ron Paul 83%
William Paxon 96%
Donald Payne 2%
Edward Pease 91%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 96%
Owen Pickett 39%
Richard Pombo 91%
Earl Pomeroy 13%
John Edward Porter 60%
Glenn Poshard 4%
Deborah Pryce 96%
Jack Quinn 60%
George Radanovich 95%
James Ramstad 65%
Bill Redmond 97%
Ralph Regula 85%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Frank Riggs 96%
Bob Riley 93%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 2%
Charles Robb 24%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Timothy Roemer 22%
James Rogan 93%
William Roth, Jr. 81%
Steve Rothman 7%
Marge Roukema 53%
Jim Ryun 96%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 24%
Rick Santorum 91%
Paul Sarbanes 5%
Jim Saxton 60%
Joe Scarborough 89%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Robert Schaffer 91%
Steven Schiff 80%
John Shadegg 98%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87%
Christopher Shays 53%
E.G. Shuster 95%
Norman Sisisky 35%
David Skaggs 7%
Joseph Skeen 96%
Ike Skelton 32%
Gordon Smith 100%
Linda Smith 78%
Nick Smith 89%
Robert Smith 98%
Bob Smith 86%
Vincent Snowbarger 98%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Vic Snyder 9%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 95%
Mark Souder 93%
Arlen Specter 43%
Floyd Spence 96%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 2%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Charles Stenholm 64%
Ted Stevens 86%
Louis Stokes 4%
Ted Strickland 12%
Bob Stump 96%
Bart Stupak 11%
John Sununu 93%
James Talent 91%
John Tanner 44%
Ellen Tauscher 11%
William Tauzin 93%
Charles Taylor 98%
Gene Taylor 70%
Craig Thomas 95%
William Thomas 96%
Fred Thompson 76%
Karen Thurman 4%
Strom Thurmond 86%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
Esteban Edward Torres 2%
Robert Torricelli 0%
Ed Towns 5%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
James Turner 33%
Bruce Vento 2%
James Walsh 67%
Zach Wamp 89%
John Warner 90%
Wesley Watkins 96%
Mel Watt 2%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 91%
David Weldon 96%
W. Curtis Weldon 69%
Gerald Weller 76%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 9%
Bob Weygand 3%
Rick White 93%
Bob Wise, Jr. 7%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
Albert Wynn 4%
Sidney Yates 0%
Bill Young 83%

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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