State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 44%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Gary Ackerman 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Wayne Allard 44%
Rob Andrews 44%
Bill Archer 44%
Richard Armey 56%
John Ashcroft 75%
Henry Scott Baesler 44%
Richard Hugh Baker 56%
William Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 44%
Cass Ballenger 56%
James Barcia 44%
Bob Barr, Jr. 56%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 33%
Bill Barrett 56%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 56%
Charlie Bass 56%
Herbert Bateman 44%
Max Baucus 38%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 29%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 88%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 44%
Douglas Bereuter 44%
Howard Berman 33%
Tom Bevill 62%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Michael Bilirakis 56%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 67%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 56%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 33%
Peter Blute 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 56%
Kit Bond 88%
Henry Bonilla 56%
David Edward Bonior 44%
Sonny Bono 56%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Rick Boucher 63%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 13%
Bill Bradley 88%
John Breaux 38%
Bill Brewster 38%
Glen Browder 62%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 33%
George Brown, Jr. 33%
Hank Brown 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 44%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 56%
Richard Bryan 38%
Ed Bryant 56%
John Bryant 88%
Dale Bumpers 25%
Jim Bunn 12%
Jim Bunning 67%
Conrad Burns 88%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 67%
Dan Burton 56%
Steve Buyer 44%
Robert Byrd 25%
Herbert Callahan 56%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 56%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 56%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 67%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 44%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 56%
Mike Castle 44%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 44%
John Chafee 88%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 56%
Jim Chapman 62%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 67%
Jon Lynn Christensen 56%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 38%
Robert Clement 56%
William Clinger 12%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 44%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 71%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 67%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
William Cohen 38%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 67%
Larry Combest 56%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 38%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 33%
Wes Cooley 0%
Jerry Costello 56%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Christopher Cox 67%
William Coyne 44%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 56%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 56%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 12%
Barbara Cubin 56%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 43%
Randall Cunningham 67%
Alfonse D'Amato 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 44%
Thomas Daschle 25%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 56%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 56%
E. Kika de la Garza 75%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 44%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Ronald Dellums 50%
Peter Deutsch 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 22%
Jay Dickey 56%
Norm Dicks 44%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 44%
Julian Dixon 33%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 56%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 50%
Robert Dornan 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 44%
David Dreier 56%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 56%
Jennifer Dunn 71%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 56%
Chet Edwards 44%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 56%
Bill Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 44%
Philip English 44%
John Ensign 67%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
Lane Evans 44%
Terry Everett 67%
Thomas Ewing 56%
Jim Exon 75%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 33%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
Harris Fawell 56%
Victor Fazio 56%
Russ Feingold 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 33%
Floyd Flake 43%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 25%
Thomas Foglietta 38%
Mark Foley 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 56%
Harold Ford, Sr. 88%
Wendell Ford 38%
Tillie Fowler 63%
Jon David Fox 44%
Barney Frank 44%
Gary Franks 12%
Robert Franks 44%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 44%
Dan Frisa 25%
William Frist 88%
Jonas Frost III 50%
David Funderburk 0%
Elizabeth Furse 44%
Elton Gallegly 56%
John Ganske 44%
Sam Gejdenson 56%
George Gekas 56%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Pete Geren 12%
Sam Gibbons 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 67%
Benjamin Gilman 44%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 25%
Henry Gonzalez 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 44%
William Goodling 67%
Bart Gordon 56%
Slade Gorton 75%
Porter Goss 44%
Daniel Graham 38%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 56%
William Phillip Gramm 88%
Rodney Grams 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 38%
Enid Greene 0%
James Greenwood 44%
Judd Gregg 88%
Steven Gunderson 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 44%
Gilbert Gutknecht 56%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 56%
Tony Hall 29%
Lee Hamilton 56%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 56%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 25%
Jane Harman 56%
J. Dennis Hastert 56%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 44%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 88%
Mark Hatfield 12%
James Hayes 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 56%
Joel Hefley 56%
W.G. Hefner 67%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 12%
Jesse Helms 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 56%
Van Hilleary 56%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 33%
Maurice Hinchey 44%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Pete Hoekstra 56%
Martin Hoke 12%
Thomas Holden 44%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Stephen Horn 44%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 43%
Duncan Hunter 56%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 67%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Henry Hyde 44%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 63%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 88%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 44%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 44%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 38%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 38%
Nancy Johnson 56%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 44%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 44%
Harry Johnston 88%
J. Bennett Johnston 71%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 56%
OH Governor John Kasich R 44%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 12%
Sue Kelly 44%
Dirk Kempthorne 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 13%
Joseph Kennedy II 44%
Patrick Kennedy 44%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 44%
Bob Kerrey 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 25%
Dale Kildee 44%
Jay Kim 56%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 63%
Gerald Kleczka 44%
Ronald Klink 56%
Scott Klug 67%
Joseph Knollenberg 56%
Herb Kohl 38%
James Kolbe 56%
Jon Kyl 88%
John LaFalce 33%
Ray LaHood 56%
Tom Lantos 44%
Stephen Largent 44%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 56%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Greg Laughlin 0%
Frank Lautenberg 13%
Rick Lazio 67%
James Leach 44%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 14%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 25%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 44%
Jerry Lewis 56%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 44%
Ron Lewis 56%
Joe Lieberman 38%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 56%
William Lipinski 56%
Robert Livingston 44%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 56%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
James Longley, Jr. 12%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 44%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 56%
Dick Lugar 88%
William Luther 44%
Connie Mack 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 33%
Thomas Manton 44%
Don Manzullo 56%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 44%
Matthew Martinez 25%
Bill Martini 38%
Frank Mascara 44%
Robert Matsui 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 88%
Karen McCarthy 44%
Bill McCollum 56%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 75%
James McCrery III 56%
Joseph McDade 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 33%
Paul McHale 44%
John McHugh 33%
Scott McInnis 67%
David McIntosh 56%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 56%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 44%
Michael McNulty 29%
Martin Meehan 44%
Carrie Meek 38%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 44%
Jack Metcalf 33%
Jan Meyers 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 56%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 29%
Dan Miller 56%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 44%
David Minge 56%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 44%
John Moakley 38%
Susan Molinari 50%
Alan Mollohan 44%
G.V. Montgomery 0%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 44%
Constance Morella 56%
Carol Moseley Braun 25%
Patrick Moynihan 13%
Frank Murkowski 63%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 13%
Jack Murtha 44%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 0%
Sue Myrick 56%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 44%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 38%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 56%
Mark Neumann 33%
Robert William Ney 22%
Don Nickles 88%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 56%
Sam Nunn 62%
James Nussle 56%
Jim Oberstar 38%
Dave Obey 63%
John Olver 44%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 38%
Bill Orton 62%
Major Owens 44%
Michael Oxley 44%
Ronald Packard 56%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 56%
Mike Parker 56%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 33%
William Paxon 56%
Donald Payne 44%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 50%
Clay Pell 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 44%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 56%
Pete Peterson 62%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 56%
Owen Pickett 67%
Richard Pombo 67%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
John Edward Porter 56%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 44%
Glenn Poshard 33%
Larry Pressler 12%
Deborah Pryce 56%
David Pryor 88%
James Quillen 12%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 56%
James Ramstad 44%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 33%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 44%
Ralph Regula 22%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 38%
Bill Richardson 88%
Frank Riggs 56%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 56%
Charles Robb 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 56%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 38%
Timothy Roemer 44%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 56%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 56%
Charles Rose III 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 38%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 63%
Marge Roukema 56%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 33%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 44%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 33%
Martin Olav Sabo 44%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 56%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 44%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 44%
Rick Santorum 50%
Paul Sarbanes 13%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 44%
Jim Saxton 56%
Joe Scarborough 56%
Daniel Schaefer 56%
Steven Schiff 33%
Pat Schroeder 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 33%
Andrea Seastrand 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 44%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 33%
John Shadegg 56%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 44%
Christopher Shays 44%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
E.G. Shuster 56%
Paul Simon 88%
Alan Simpson 0%
Norman Sisisky 63%
David Skaggs 44%
Joseph Skeen 44%
Ike Skelton 56%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 44%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
Linda Smith 63%
Nick Smith 56%
Bob Smith 88%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 63%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 25%
Floyd Spence 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 67%
Charles Stenholm 67%
Ted Stevens 63%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 12%
Louis Stokes 43%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 56%
Bart Stupak 56%
James Talent 44%
John Tanner 78%
Randy Tate 12%
William Tauzin 56%
Charles Taylor 67%
Gene Taylor 56%
Frank Tejeda 75%
Craig Thomas 88%
William Thomas 56%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
Fred Thompson 86%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 56%
Ray Thornton 88%
Karen Thurman 44%
Strom Thurmond 88%
Todd Tiahrt 56%
Peter Torkildsen 25%
Esteban Edward Torres 44%
Robert Torricelli 56%
Ed Towns 33%
James Traficant, Jr. 56%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 56%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 44%
Bruce Vento 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 56%
Harold Volkmer 71%
Barbara Vucanovich 0%
Robert Walker 0%
James Walsh 56%
Zach Wamp 56%
Michael Ward 100%
John Warner 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
Mel Watt 33%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 56%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 44%
David Weldon 44%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 56%
Paul Wellstone 13%
Rick White 56%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 56%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 56%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 62%
Bob Wise, Jr. 44%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67%
Lynn Woolsey 44%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 25%
Albert Wynn 56%
Sidney Yates 44%
Bill Young 60%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 44%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 25%

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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