State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 79%
Gary Ackerman 86%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 29%
Wayne Allard 9%
George Allen 27%
Thomas Allen 79%
Rob Andrews 79%
Richard Armey 21%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 21%
Brian Baird 79%
Richard Hugh Baker 21%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 86%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 93%
Robert Barr, Jr. 21%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 36%
Charlie Bass 21%
Max Baucus 73%
Evan Bayh 91%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 14%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 36%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 86%
Marion Berry 64%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Judy Biggert 29%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 29%
Sherwood Boehlert 29%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 21%
Kit Bond 9%
Henry Bonilla 21%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Robert Borski, Jr. 93%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 21%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 93%
John Breaux 59%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 9%
Ed Bryant 21%
Jim Bunning 9%
Conrad Burns 18%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 29%
Dan Burton 21%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 77%
Herbert Callahan 21%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 21%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 14%
Ben Campbell 36%
Chris Cannon 21%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 29%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 29%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 86%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 86%
Jean Carnahan 91%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 86%
Brad Carson 71%
Julia Carson 86%
Mike Castle 29%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 29%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 21%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 93%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 91%
Robert Clement 71%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 86%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 18%
Michael Collins 14%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 45%
Larry Combest 21%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 91%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
John Cooksey 21%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 86%
Christopher Cox 21%
William Coyne 93%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 21%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 21%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 86%
Barbara Cubin 14%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 29%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 93%
Randall Cunningham 21%
Thomas Daschle 95%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 86%
Jo Ann Davis 29%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 86%
Thomas Davis III 29%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 21%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 86%
Bill Delahunt 79%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 93%
Thomas DeLay 21%
James DeMint 21%
Peter Deutsch 79%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 23%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 21%
Norm Dicks 79%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 79%
Chris Dodd 86%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
Calvin Dooley 64%
John Doolittle 29%
Byron Dorgan 91%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 93%
David Dreier 21%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 29%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 95%
Chet Edwards 79%
Vern Ehlers 21%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 71%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 32%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 79%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Lane Evans 86%
Terry Everett 21%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 93%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 93%
Russ Feingold 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 91%
Michael Ferguson 21%
Bob Filner 86%
Peter Fitzgerald 27%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 21%
Ernest Fletcher 21%
Mark Foley 21%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 21%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elton Gallegly 21%
John Ganske 43%
George Gekas 29%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Jim Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Benjamin Gilman 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 21%
Bart Gordon 71%
Porter Goss 21%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 29%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 21%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 18%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 29%
Mark Green 21%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 86%
James Greenwood 21%
Judd Gregg 9%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 29%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 93%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 18%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 29%
Tony Hall 64%
James Hansen 21%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 79%
Melissa Hart 21%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 21%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
Robert Hayes 21%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 21%
Joel Hefley 36%
Jesse Helms 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Baron Hill 86%
Van Hilleary 21%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 93%
David Lee Hobson 29%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
Pete Hoekstra 29%
Thomas Holden 93%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 86%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 93%
Darlene Hooley 86%
Stephen Horn 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 29%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 21%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
Kenny Hulshof 29%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 23%
Kay Hutchison 23%
Henry Hyde 29%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
Daniel Inouye 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 21%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 79%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 29%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 36%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
William Jefferson 93%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 21%
Christopher John 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 86%
Nancy Johnson 36%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 21%
Tim Johnson 36%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 36%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 71%
Ric Keller 21%
Sue Kelly 29%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Mark Kennedy 36%
Patrick Kennedy 86%
Brian Kerns 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 79%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 21%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 21%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 29%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 21%
Herb Kohl 82%
James Kolbe 21%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 86%
Ray LaHood 29%
Nicholas Lampson 86%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 91%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 86%
Tom Lantos 86%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 79%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 93%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 21%
Steve LaTourette 21%
James Leach 43%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 93%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 86%
Jerry Lewis 21%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 93%
Ron Lewis 21%
Joe Lieberman 91%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 21%
William Lipinski 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 29%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 36%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 36%
Dick Lugar 14%
William Luther 64%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 71%
James Maloney 79%
Don Manzullo 29%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 93%
Frank Mascara 86%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 71%
Robert Matsui 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 23%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 86%
Karen McCarthy 86%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 93%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 18%
James McCrery III 21%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 29%
Scott McInnis 21%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 57%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 21%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 93%
Michael McNulty 86%
Martin Meehan 79%
Carrie Meek 71%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 21%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 95%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 79%
Dan Miller 21%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 21%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 86%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 79%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 79%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
Constance Morella 50%
Frank Murkowski 14%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 86%
Sue Myrick 29%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 86%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 93%
Ben Nelson 64%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 95%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 21%
Robert William Ney 29%
Don Nickles 9%
Anne Northup 21%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 21%
James Nussle 21%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Thomas William Osborne 29%
Doug Ose 29%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 29%
Major Owens 93%
Michael Oxley 21%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 29%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
John Peterson 21%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 29%
David Phelps 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 21%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 29%
Todd Platts 29%
Richard Pombo 43%
Earl Pomeroy 79%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 21%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 79%
Deborah Pryce 29%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 36%
Jack Quinn 21%
George Radanovich 21%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 86%
James Ramstad 36%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 93%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 29%
Denny Rehberg 29%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 29%
Bob Riley 29%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 95%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 79%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 29%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 21%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 29%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 93%
Marge Roukema 29%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 21%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 29%
Jim Ryun 29%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 79%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 79%
Rick Santorum 9%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 93%
Jim Saxton 21%
Robert Schaffer 29%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 93%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 79%
Edward Schrock 21%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 36%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 18%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 21%
John Shadegg 36%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 21%
Christopher Shays 43%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 93%
Donald Sherwood 21%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 29%
Ronnie Shows 64%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 29%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 29%
Joseph Skeen 21%
Ike Skelton 64%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 86%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 36%
Gordon Smith 41%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 21%
Nick Smith 36%
Bob Smith 9%
Olympia Snowe 41%
Vic Snyder 64%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 21%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 79%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 29%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 14%
Ted Strickland 93%
Bob Stump 21%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sununu 21%
John Sweeney 29%
Tom Tancredo 29%
John Tanner 57%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
William Tauzin 21%
Charles Taylor 21%
Gene Taylor 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 29%
Craig Thomas 14%
William Thomas 21%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 93%
Fred Thompson 9%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 86%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 21%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 29%
Karen Thurman 93%
Strom Thurmond 9%
Todd Tiahrt 21%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 21%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 93%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 36%
Robert Torricelli 91%
Ed Towns 86%
James Traficant, Jr. 36%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
James Turner 71%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 86%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 79%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 29%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 29%
George Voinovich 9%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
James Walsh 21%
Zach Wamp 29%
John Warner 32%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 21%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 21%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
Anthony Weiner 93%
David Weldon 29%
W. Curtis Weldon 21%
Gerald Weller 21%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 79%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 21%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 21%
Heather Wilson 29%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 21%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
David Wu 79%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
Albert Wynn 86%
Bill Young 29%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%

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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