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

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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