State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 91%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 91%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 27%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 13%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 73%
Bill Archer 18%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 27%
Brian Baird 73%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 91%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 91%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 73%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 18%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman 36%
Max Baucus 93%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 91%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 82%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 93%
Judy Biggert 27%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 82%
Rod Blagojevich 82%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 18%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 27%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 18%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 27%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 55%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 18%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 18%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 27%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 27%
Dan Burton 18%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 93%
Herbert Callahan 27%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 18%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 27%
Ben Campbell 13%
Thomas Campbell 45%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
Chris Cannon 36%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 82%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 82%
Julia Carson 82%
Mike Castle 64%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 18%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 27%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 36%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 73%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 91%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 36%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 13%
Michael Collins 18%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 53%
Larry Combest 18%
Gary Condit 82%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Merrill Cook 27%
John Cooksey 36%
Jerry Costello 64%
Paul Coverdell 17%
Christopher Cox 18%
William Coyne 91%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 64%
Philip Crane 18%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 91%
Barbara Cubin 18%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 18%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 91%
James Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 18%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 82%
Thomas DeLay 18%
James DeMint 18%
Peter Deutsch 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Jay Dickey 18%
Norm Dicks 91%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 64%
Julian Dixon 82%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 27%
Calvin Dooley 91%
John Doolittle 27%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 73%
David Dreier 18%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 36%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 82%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 36%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 91%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Lane Evans 82%
Terry Everett 18%
Thomas Ewing 9%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 91%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 18%
Mark Foley 45%
Michael Patrick Forbes 45%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Tillie Fowler 18%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 45%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 45%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 82%
Elton Gallegly 27%
John Ganske 55%
Sam Gejdenson 82%
George Gekas 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
Jim Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 45%
Charlie Gonzalez 82%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 36%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 27%
William Goodling 45%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 33%
Porter Goss 18%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 36%
William Phillip Gramm 13%
Rodney Grams 13%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
Mark Green 18%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 73%
James Greenwood 55%
Judd Gregg 13%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 13%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 45%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 18%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 18%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
Robert Hayes 18%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 18%
Joel Hefley 27%
Jesse Helms 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 18%
Baron Hill 64%
Rick Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 18%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 91%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 91%
David Lee Hobson 27%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 82%
Pete Hoekstra 36%
Thomas Holden 64%
Ernest Hollings 93%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 82%
Darlene Hooley 82%
Stephen Horn 55%
John Nathan Hostettler 36%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 91%
Kenny Hulshof 27%
Duncan Hunter 27%
Asa Hutchinson 36%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 45%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 13%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 82%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 18%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 27%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 91%
William Jefferson 91%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 27%
Christopher John 64%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
Nancy Johnson 45%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 18%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 27%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 82%
OH Governor John Kasich R 9%
Sue Kelly 36%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 93%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 82%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 45%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 18%
Gerald Kleczka 91%
Ronald Klink 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 18%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 27%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 36%
Jon Kyl 20%
John LaFalce 91%
Ray LaHood 45%
Nicholas Lampson 73%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 93%
Tom Lantos 82%
Stephen Largent 18%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 91%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 18%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 87%
Rick Lazio 36%
James Leach 64%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
Jerry Lewis 27%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 91%
Ron Lewis 18%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 18%
William Lipinski 64%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 45%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 13%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 82%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
Ken Lucas 36%
Dick Lugar 47%
William Luther 82%
Connie Mack 40%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 91%
James Maloney 73%
Don Manzullo 27%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Matthew Martinez 91%
Frank Mascara 73%
Robert Matsui 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 7%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 55%
Karen McCarthy 82%
Bill McCollum 18%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
James McCrery III 18%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 91%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 45%
Scott McInnis 27%
David McIntosh 18%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 73%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 18%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 91%
Martin Meehan 91%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 91%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 82%
Jack Metcalf 27%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 18%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 93%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 27%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 18%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 82%
David Minge 64%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 91%
Alan Mollohan 73%
Dennis Moore 82%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
Constance Morella 91%
Patrick Moynihan 93%
Frank Murkowski 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 93%
Jack Murtha 73%
Sue Myrick 18%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 91%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 27%
Robert William Ney 45%
Don Nickles 13%
Anne Northup 27%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 27%
James Nussle 9%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 82%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 73%
Doug Ose 27%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 18%
Ronald Packard 18%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 73%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 82%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 27%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 36%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 45%
John Peterson 18%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 18%
David Phelps 55%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 18%
Owen Pickett 73%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 18%
Richard Pombo 27%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
John Edward Porter 45%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 18%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 91%
Deborah Pryce 18%
Jack Quinn 64%
George Radanovich 18%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 91%
James Ramstad 36%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 91%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 93%
Ralph Regula 27%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 73%
Thomas Reynolds 27%
Bob Riley 18%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 91%
Charles Robb 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 91%
Timothy Roemer 64%
James Rogan 27%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 18%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 45%
William Roth, Jr. 40%
Steve Rothman 73%
Marge Roukema 45%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 91%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 18%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 91%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 18%
Jim Ryun 9%
Martin Olav Sabo 91%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 18%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 82%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 82%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 36%
Rick Santorum 27%
Paul Sarbanes 93%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 91%
Jim Saxton 36%
Joe Scarborough 27%
Robert Schaffer 18%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 18%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 91%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 27%
John Shadegg 18%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 36%
Christopher Shays 55%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 82%
Donald Sherwood 36%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 36%
Ronnie Shows 55%
E.G. Shuster 18%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 27%
Norman Sisisky 82%
Joseph Skeen 27%
Ike Skelton 64%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 82%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55%
Gordon Smith 40%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 18%
Nick Smith 18%
Bob Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 91%
Mark Souder 36%
Arlen Specter 73%
Floyd Spence 27%
John Spratt, Jr. 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 73%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 18%
Charles Stenholm 55%
Ted Stevens 40%
Ted Strickland 82%
Bob Stump 18%
Bart Stupak 91%
John Sununu 18%
John Sweeney 36%
James Talent 18%
Tom Tancredo 18%
John Tanner 73%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
William Tauzin 18%
Charles Taylor 18%
Gene Taylor 36%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 18%
Craig Thomas 13%
William Thomas 18%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Fred Thompson 27%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 73%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 36%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 36%
Karen Thurman 82%
Strom Thurmond 20%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 91%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 18%
Robert Torricelli 93%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 45%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 91%
James Turner 64%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 91%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 82%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 45%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
Bruce Vento 73%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 91%
George Voinovich 33%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 27%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 36%
John Warner 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Wesley Watkins 18%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 18%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 82%
David Weldon 27%
W. Curtis Weldon 45%
Gerald Weller 27%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 82%
Bob Weygand 91%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 27%
Heather Wilson 55%
Bob Wise, Jr. 73%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 27%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 73%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 91%
Bill Young 45%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 27%

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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