State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 14%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 19%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Wayne Allard 87%
Rob Andrews 51%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 84%
John Ashcroft 89%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 84%
Henry Scott Baesler 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
William Baker 84%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 24%
Cass Ballenger 83%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 83%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 35%
Bill Barrett 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 84%
Charlie Bass 86%
Herbert Bateman 79%
Max Baucus 40%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 18%
Anthony Beilenson 24%
Bob Bennett 85%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Howard Berman 26%
Tom Bevill 36%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 30%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 81%
Peter Blute 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 83%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 80%
David Edward Bonior 18%
Sonny Bono 84%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Rick Boucher 23%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 14%
Bill Bradley 20%
John Breaux 18%
Bill Brewster 53%
Glen Browder 39%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 13%
George Brown, Jr. 21%
Hank Brown 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 44%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 87%
Richard Bryan 31%
Ed Bryant 86%
John Bryant 35%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 74%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 85%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 83%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 22%
Herbert Callahan 80%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 80%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 88%
Ben Campbell 81%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 31%
Mike Castle 81%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 92%
John Chafee 82%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 82%
Jim Chapman 42%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 85%
Jon Lynn Christensen 89%
Dick Chrysler 87%
William Clay, Sr. 16%
Eva Clayton 14%
Robert Clement 42%
William Clinger 78%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 17%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 88%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 85%
William Cohen 73%
Ronald Coleman 17%
Barbara-Rose Collins 16%
Cardiss Collins 21%
Michael Collins 84%
Larry Combest 83%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 18%
Wes Cooley 88%
Jerry Costello 36%
Paul Coverdell 88%
Christopher Cox 87%
William Coyne 21%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 43%
Philip Crane 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 85%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 85%
Barbara Cubin 83%
Randall Cunningham 84%
Alfonse D'Amato 85%
Patsy Ann Danner 47%
Thomas Daschle 17%
Thomas Davis III 77%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 77%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 41%
E. Kika de la Garza 24%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 23%
Thomas DeLay 83%
Ronald Dellums 20%
Peter Deutsch 44%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 86%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76%
Jay Dickey 84%
Norm Dicks 18%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 18%
Julian Dixon 9%
Chris Dodd 18%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 33%
Robert Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 85%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 84%
Byron Dorgan 18%
Robert Dornan 83%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 37%
David Dreier 85%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 89%
Jennifer Dunn 83%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 85%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 82%
Bill Emerson 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 17%
Philip English 84%
John Ensign 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 22%
Lane Evans 23%
Terry Everett 80%
Thomas Ewing 83%
Jim Exon 40%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 89%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
Harris Fawell 84%
Victor Fazio 13%
Russ Feingold 24%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 26%
Cleo Fields 26%
Jack Fields, Jr. 84%
Bob Filner 28%
Floyd Flake 17%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 79%
Thomas Foglietta 25%
Mark Foley 86%
Michael Patrick Forbes 84%
Harold Ford, Sr. 23%
Wendell Ford 15%
Tillie Fowler 81%
Jon David Fox 84%
Barney Frank 19%
Gary Franks 80%
Robert Franks 87%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
Dan Frisa 84%
William Frist 86%
Jonas Frost III 22%
David Funderburk 86%
Elizabeth Furse 27%
Elton Gallegly 83%
John Ganske 87%
Sam Gejdenson 18%
George Gekas 82%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 21%
Pete Geren 71%
Sam Gibbons 27%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 82%
Benjamin Gilman 79%
Newt Gingrich 98%
John Glenn 18%
Henry Gonzalez 15%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 87%
William Goodling 85%
Bart Gordon 47%
Slade Gorton 83%
Porter Goss 84%
Daniel Graham 29%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Rodney Grams 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 20%
Enid Greene 86%
James Greenwood 83%
Judd Gregg 89%
Steven Gunderson 83%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 23%
Gilbert Gutknecht 89%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 66%
Tony Hall 21%
Lee Hamilton 31%
Melton Hancock 87%
James Hansen 83%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 25%
Jane Harman 38%
J. Dennis Hastert 82%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 86%
Mark Hatfield 80%
James Hayes 59%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
Joel Hefley 83%
W.G. Hefner 29%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 83%
Jesse Helms 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Van Hilleary 87%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 22%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
David Lee Hobson 83%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Martin Hoke 84%
Thomas Holden 30%
Ernest Hollings 23%
Stephen Horn 81%
John Nathan Hostettler 77%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 75%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 27%
Duncan Hunter 80%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
Kay Hutchison 87%
Henry Hyde 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 89%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 15%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 43%
William Jefferson 16%
James Merrill Jeffords 74%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 12%
Nancy Johnson 77%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 85%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 38%
Harry Johnston 32%
J. Bennett Johnston 14%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 84%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 32%
OH Governor John Kasich R 87%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 83%
Sue Kelly 80%
Dirk Kempthorne 87%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Joseph Kennedy II 36%
Patrick Kennedy 24%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 22%
Bob Kerrey 35%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 21%
Dale Kildee 31%
Jay Kim 82%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 82%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 87%
Gerald Kleczka 42%
Ronald Klink 34%
Scott Klug 91%
Joseph Knollenberg 80%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 82%
Jon Kyl 90%
John LaFalce 29%
Ray LaHood 77%
Tom Lantos 25%
Stephen Largent 89%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 84%
Steve LaTourette 78%
Greg Laughlin 73%
Frank Lautenberg 18%
Rick Lazio 82%
James Leach 82%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 16%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 29%
Jerry Lewis 79%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 18%
Ron Lewis 81%
Joe Lieberman 22%
Jim Lightfoot 78%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 83%
William Lipinski 43%
Robert Livingston 79%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 81%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 22%
James Longley, Jr. 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 28%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 80%
Dick Lugar 87%
William Luther 45%
Connie Mack 88%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 24%
Thomas Manton 23%
Don Manzullo 86%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 25%
Matthew Martinez 16%
Bill Martini 87%
Frank Mascara 31%
Robert Matsui 21%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 88%
Karen McCarthy 38%
Bill McCollum 78%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 86%
James McCrery III 81%
Joseph McDade 79%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 24%
Paul McHale 36%
John McHugh 79%
Scott McInnis 88%
David McIntosh 85%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 81%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 16%
Michael McNulty 38%
Martin Meehan 42%
Carrie Meek 10%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 29%
Jack Metcalf 85%
Jan Meyers 83%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 17%
Dan Miller 84%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 22%
David Minge 51%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 19%
John Moakley 23%
Susan Molinari 82%
Alan Mollohan 22%
G.V. Montgomery 65%
Carlos Moorhead 84%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 24%
Constance Morella 72%
Carol Moseley Braun 27%
Patrick Moynihan 17%
Frank Murkowski 85%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 16%
Jack Murtha 22%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 77%
Sue Myrick 85%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 82%
Mark Neumann 86%
Robert William Ney 84%
Don Nickles 90%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
Sam Nunn 39%
James Nussle 86%
Jim Oberstar 24%
Dave Obey 28%
John Olver 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Bill Orton 46%
Major Owens 20%
Michael Oxley 82%
Ronald Packard 81%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 42%
Mike Parker 80%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 22%
William Paxon 85%
Donald Payne 18%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 39%
Clay Pell 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 23%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
Pete Peterson 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 91%
Owen Pickett 36%
Richard Pombo 82%
Earl Pomeroy 24%
John Edward Porter 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 86%
Glenn Poshard 44%
Larry Pressler 85%
Deborah Pryce 83%
David Pryor 15%
James Quillen 83%
Jack Quinn 80%
George Radanovich 84%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 25%
James Ramstad 93%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 21%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 30%
Ralph Regula 83%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 32%
Bill Richardson 20%
Frank Riggs 85%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 30%
Charles Robb 35%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 82%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 22%
Timothy Roemer 48%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 79%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 87%
Charles Rose III 34%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 78%
Toby Roth 91%
William Roth, Jr. 91%
Marge Roukema 82%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 18%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 89%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 26%
Martin Olav Sabo 23%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 86%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 25%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 92%
Rick Santorum 86%
Paul Sarbanes 14%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 24%
Jim Saxton 75%
Joe Scarborough 81%
Daniel Schaefer 85%
Steven Schiff 79%
Pat Schroeder 22%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 29%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 11%
Andrea Seastrand 85%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 93%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 25%
John Shadegg 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 82%
Christopher Shays 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
E.G. Shuster 82%
Paul Simon 35%
Alan Simpson 86%
Norman Sisisky 41%
David Skaggs 27%
Joseph Skeen 80%
Ike Skelton 45%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 28%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 80%
Linda Smith 89%
Nick Smith 90%
Bob Smith 89%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 86%
Mark Souder 82%
Arlen Specter 68%
Floyd Spence 82%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 19%
Cliff Stearns 82%
Charles Stenholm 44%
Ted Stevens 84%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 85%
Louis Stokes 17%
Gerry Studds 26%
Bob Stump 84%
Bart Stupak 34%
James Talent 84%
John Tanner 45%
Randy Tate 85%
William Tauzin 79%
Charles Taylor 83%
Gene Taylor 60%
Frank Tejeda 24%
Craig Thomas 88%
William Thomas 81%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
Fred Thompson 88%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85%
Ray Thornton 21%
Karen Thurman 28%
Strom Thurmond 87%
Todd Tiahrt 85%
Peter Torkildsen 75%
Esteban Edward Torres 17%
Robert Torricelli 31%
Ed Towns 16%
James Traficant, Jr. 34%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 90%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 19%
Bruce Vento 24%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 41%
Harold Volkmer 36%
Barbara Vucanovich 79%
Robert Walker 84%
James Walsh 78%
Zach Wamp 87%
Michael Ward 28%
John Warner 86%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 19%
Mel Watt 19%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 83%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 28%
David Weldon 83%
W. Curtis Weldon 82%
Gerald Weller 83%
Paul Wellstone 19%
Rick White 85%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 81%
Pat Williams 24%
Charles Wilson 33%
Bob Wise, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 80%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 36%
Albert Wynn 17%
Sidney Yates 19%
Bill Young 81%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 80%
Bill Zeliff 86%
Richard Zimmer 89%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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