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