State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 23%
Gary Ackerman 21%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 83%
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 93%
Thomas Allen 24%
Rob Andrews 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 71%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 26%
Cass Ballenger 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 82%
Charlie Bass 80%
Max Baucus 34%
Evan Bayh 26%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 21%
Bob Bennett 93%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 17%
Judy Biggert 75%
Michael Bilirakis 68%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 36%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 22%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 72%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 75%
Kit Bond 88%
Henry Bonilla 75%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 38%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 28%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 78%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 28%
John Breaux 49%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 18%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 90%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 87%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 68%
Dan Burton 82%
Steve Buyer 70%
Robert Byrd 20%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 73%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 73%
Ben Campbell 84%
Chris Cannon 77%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 12%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 68%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 18%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 19%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 29%
Brad Carson 33%
Julia Carson 23%
Mike Castle 65%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 47%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 73%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 28%
Hillary Clinton 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 35%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 78%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 76%
Michael Collins 73%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 65%
Kent Conrad 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 24%
Jon Corzine 10%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 76%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 83%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 70%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 23%
Barbara Cubin 75%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 78%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 18%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Thomas Daschle 17%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
James Davis 25%
Jo Ann Davis 78%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 23%
Thomas Davis III 65%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 70%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 23%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 20%
Bill Delahunt 21%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 23%
Thomas DeLay 78%
James DeMint 80%
Peter Deutsch 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 81%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Norm Dicks 29%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 29%
Chris Dodd 9%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 81%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 72%
Byron Dorgan 22%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 33%
David Dreier 80%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 78%
Jennifer Dunn 68%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
John Edwards 16%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 73%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 17%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
Bob Etheridge 23%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 75%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 18%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
Russ Feingold 21%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
Michael Ferguson 63%
Bob Filner 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 85%
Ernest Fletcher 75%
Mark Foley 63%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 73%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Barney Frank 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 70%
William Frist 87%
Jonas Frost III 29%
Elton Gallegly 72%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 13%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 73%
Paul Gillmor 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 73%
Bart Gordon 36%
Porter Goss 75%
Daniel Graham 17%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 73%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 70%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 70%
Mark Green 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 28%
James Greenwood 73%
Judd Gregg 90%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 23%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 81%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 57%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 13%
Jane Harman 33%
Melissa Hart 73%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 23%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 80%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 88%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 78%
Joel Hefley 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Baron Hill 44%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 32%
David Lee Hobson 78%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 25%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Thomas Holden 35%
Ernest Hollings 31%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 20%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 15%
Darlene Hooley 21%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 30%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Kay Hutchison 85%
Henry Hyde 73%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 87%
Daniel Inouye 11%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 73%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 13%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 79%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 23%
William Jefferson 24%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
Christopher John 44%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
Nancy Johnson 68%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 75%
Tim Johnson 63%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 37%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 68%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 24%
Ric Keller 74%
Sue Kelly 65%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Mark Kennedy 73%
Patrick Kennedy 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 26%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 65%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 75%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 63%
Gerald Kleczka 23%
Joseph Knollenberg 74%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 82%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
Jon Kyl 93%
Ray LaHood 65%
Nicholas Lampson 23%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 20%
Tom Lantos 20%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 30%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 23%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 75%
Steve LaTourette 76%
James Leach 52%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 23%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 25%
Jerry Lewis 72%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 21%
Ron Lewis 73%
Joe Lieberman 23%
Blanche Lincoln 26%
John Linder 76%
William Lipinski 47%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 73%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 45%
Dick Lugar 86%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 20%
Don Manzullo 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 37%
Robert Matsui 23%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 57%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 15%
Karen McCarthy 20%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 18%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
James McCrery III 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 20%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 15%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 76%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 35%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 73%
Michael McNulty 18%
Martin Meehan 23%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 23%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 23%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 73%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 13%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 75%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 25%
Zell Bryan Miller 61%
Alan Mollohan 37%
Dennis Moore 40%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 31%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 70%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 73%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 19%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
Ben Nelson 52%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 17%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 77%
Robert William Ney 73%
Don Nickles 93%
Anne Northup 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 69%
James Nussle 75%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 21%
John Olver 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Thomas William Osborne 78%
Doug Ose 75%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 82%
Major Owens 22%
Michael Oxley 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 35%
Ron Paul 86%
Donald Payne 20%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 18%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 78%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 52%
John Peterson 77%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 73%
Todd Platts 73%
Richard Pombo 75%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 77%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 20%
Deborah Pryce 73%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 76%
Jack Quinn 58%
George Radanovich 78%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
James Ramstad 55%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 23%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 77%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 15%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 8%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 70%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 75%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 66%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 19%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 78%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 15%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 80%
Jim Ryun 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 28%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 20%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 35%
Rick Santorum 90%
Paul Sarbanes 6%
Jim Saxton 63%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 23%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 29%
Edward Schrock 79%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 76%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 88%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 70%
John Shadegg 83%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Christopher Shays 68%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
Donald Sherwood 75%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 78%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 68%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 73%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 78%
Ike Skelton 51%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 24%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55%
Gordon Smith 88%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 74%
Nick Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Vic Snyder 38%
Hilda Solis 20%
Mark Souder 70%
Arlen Specter 58%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
Pete Stark 28%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Charles Stenholm 54%
Ted Stevens 75%
Ted Strickland 20%
Bart Stupak 29%
John Sununu 72%
John Sweeney 70%
Tom Tancredo 78%
John Tanner 48%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
William Tauzin 70%
Charles Taylor 77%
Gene Taylor 52%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 78%
Craig Thomas 88%
William Thomas 70%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 35%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 28%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 78%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 80%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 26%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 80%
Ed Towns 26%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 21%
James Turner 40%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 15%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 68%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 22%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 75%
George Voinovich 85%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
James Walsh 68%
Zach Wamp 85%
John Warner 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 20%
Diane Watson 29%
Mel Watt 19%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 23%
Anthony Weiner 23%
David Weldon 72%
W. Curtis Weldon 64%
Gerald Weller 70%
Robert Wexler 16%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 75%
Heather Wilson 78%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 69%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 20%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 22%
Albert Wynn 18%
Bill Young 70%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 76%

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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