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