State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 11%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 15%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 76%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 71%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 15%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 48%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 23%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 94%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 81%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 12%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 71%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 87%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 6%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 3%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 6%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 76%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 3%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 94%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 3%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 76%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 97%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 3%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 3%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 88%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 78%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 88%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 9%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 3%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 3%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 19%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 6%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 65%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 9%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 3%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 82%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 82%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 12%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 62%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 3%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 97%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 79%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 44%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 85%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 3%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 12%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 3%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 3%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 3%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 94%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 62%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 89%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 81%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 3%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 88%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 3%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 70%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 3%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 88%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 3%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 56%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 14%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 29%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 71%
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 94%
Rob Andrews 56%
Bill Archer 97%
Richard Armey 97%
Henry Scott Baesler 24%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
William Baker 79%
Cass Ballenger 88%
James Barcia 35%
Bill Barrett 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
Herbert Bateman 68%
Max Baucus 14%
Anthony Beilenson 3%
Bob Bennett 81%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Howard Berman 3%
Tom Bevill 3%
Michael Bilirakis 74%
Jeff Bingaman 19%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 77%
Peter Blute 76%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 52%
Henry Bonilla 82%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Bill Bradley 42%
John Breaux 15%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 19%
John Bryant 6%
Dale Bumpers 5%
Jim Bunning 88%
Conrad Burns 74%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 76%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 85%
Ben Campbell 10%
Mike Castle 79%
John Chafee 40%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 6%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 3%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 94%
Larry Combest 85%
Gary Condit 65%
Kent Conrad 14%
Jerry Costello 24%
Paul Coverdell 81%
Christopher Cox 83%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 15%
Philip Crane 100%
Randall Cunningham 76%
Alfonse D'Amato 67%
Patsy Ann Danner 15%
Thomas Daschle 5%
E. Kika de la Garza 12%
Thomas DeLay 94%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 26%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 59%
Jay Dickey 82%
Norm Dicks 9%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Robert Dole 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 52%
Calvin Dooley 16%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 10%
Robert Dornan 91%
David Dreier 91%
Jennifer Dunn 82%
Chet Edwards 32%
Vern Ehlers 71%
Bill Emerson 73%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 79%
Thomas Ewing 82%
Jim Exon 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 85%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 43%
Cleo Fields 3%
Jack Fields, Jr. 84%
Bob Filner 6%
Floyd Flake 0%
Wendell Ford 10%
Tillie Fowler 79%
Barney Frank 15%
Gary Franks 77%
Robert Franks 85%
Jonas Frost III 12%
Elton Gallegly 81%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Pete Geren 50%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 74%
Paul Gillmor 65%
Benjamin Gilman 39%
Newt Gingrich 79%
John Glenn 5%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
Slade Gorton 62%
Porter Goss 85%
Daniel Graham 33%
William Phillip Gramm 83%
Rodney Grams 86%
Judd Gregg 95%
Steven Gunderson 70%
Tony Hall 9%
Lee Hamilton 18%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 88%
Jane Harman 27%
J. Dennis Hastert 85%
Mark Hatfield 14%
Joel Hefley 91%
W.G. Hefner 6%
Jesse Helms 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 4%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
David Lee Hobson 71%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Ernest Hollings 5%
Stephen Horn 58%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 70%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 79%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 47%
William Jefferson 3%
James Merrill Jeffords 19%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Harry Johnston 12%
J. Bennett Johnston 5%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 62%
Dirk Kempthorne 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 5%
Joseph Kennedy II 12%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 9%
Bob Kerrey 14%
Dale Kildee 6%
Jay Kim 76%
Gerald Kleczka 12%
Scott Klug 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 88%
Herb Kohl 52%
James Kolbe 68%
Jon Kyl 88%
John LaFalce 9%
Tom Lantos 4%
Greg Laughlin 21%
Frank Lautenberg 24%
Rick Lazio 71%
James Leach 76%
Jerry Lewis 58%
Ron Lewis 89%
Joe Lieberman 19%
Jim Lightfoot 73%
Blanche Lincoln 35%
John Linder 85%
William Lipinski 21%
Robert Livingston 73%
Trent Lott, Sr. 80%
Dick Lugar 57%
Connie Mack 86%
Thomas Manton 3%
Don Manzullo 85%
Matthew Martinez 6%
Robert Matsui 0%
Bill McCollum 85%
James McCrery III 82%
John McHugh 85%
Scott McInnis 88%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 9%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 41%
Carrie Meek 0%
Jan Meyers 74%
Dan Miller 91%
David Minge 65%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Susan Molinari 82%
Alan Mollohan 0%
G.V. Montgomery 24%
Carlos Moorhead 85%
Constance Morella 41%
Carol Moseley Braun 5%
Patrick Moynihan 0%
Frank Murkowski 76%
Don Nickles 100%
Sam Nunn 24%
James Nussle 85%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 3%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 12%
Bill Orton 58%
Major Owens 7%
Michael Oxley 79%
Ronald Packard 79%
Mike Parker 44%
William Paxon 94%
Donald Payne 6%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 35%
Clay Pell 0%
Pete Peterson 12%
Owen Pickett 33%
Richard Pombo 85%
Earl Pomeroy 22%
John Edward Porter 74%
Glenn Poshard 56%
Larry Pressler 90%
David Pryor 10%
Jack Quinn 78%
James Ramstad 91%
Bill Richardson 9%
Charles Robb 25%
Timothy Roemer 29%
Charles Rose III 6%
Toby Roth 88%
William Roth, Jr. 86%
Marge Roukema 69%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 76%
Daniel Schaefer 91%
Steven Schiff 71%
Pat Schroeder 29%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 81%
Christopher Shays 88%
Paul Simon 19%
Alan Simpson 90%
Norman Sisisky 28%
David Skaggs 3%
Joseph Skeen 65%
Ike Skelton 23%
Nick Smith 85%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 94%
Arlen Specter 38%
Pete Stark 6%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Charles Stenholm 68%
Ted Stevens 38%
Gerry Studds 6%
Bob Stump 97%
Bart Stupak 18%
James Talent 82%
William Tauzin 65%
Charles Taylor 85%
Gene Taylor 59%
Frank Tejeda 9%
Craig Thomas 77%
William Thomas 81%
Ray Thornton 6%
Karen Thurman 15%
Strom Thurmond 71%
Peter Torkildsen 71%
Esteban Edward Torres 0%
Robert Torricelli 19%
Ed Towns 0%
Bruce Vento 3%
Harold Volkmer 12%
Barbara Vucanovich 71%
James Walsh 55%
John Warner 81%
Mel Watt 6%
Paul Wellstone 5%
Pat Williams 12%
Charles Wilson 10%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 3%
Albert Wynn 6%
Sidney Yates 0%
Bill Young 71%
Bill Zeliff 91%
Richard Zimmer 97%

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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