State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
William Coyne 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
David Edward Bonior 97%
Leonard Boswell 97%
Jerry Costello 97%
James Davis 97%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 97%
Peter Deutsch 97%
Norm Dicks 97%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 97%
Paul Kanjorski 97%
Dale Kildee 97%
Nicholas Lampson 97%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 97%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 97%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 97%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 97%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 97%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 97%
Ciro Rodriguez 97%
Vic Snyder 97%
John Spratt, Jr. 97%
Ted Strickland 97%
Karen Thurman 97%
Albert Wynn 97%
Rob Andrews 96%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 96%
Jeff Bingaman 96%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 96%
Richard Bryan 96%
Julia Carson 96%
Eva Clayton 96%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 96%
Julian Dixon 96%
Calvin Dooley 96%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 96%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 96%
Bob Etheridge 96%
Lane Evans 96%
Jonas Frost III 96%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 96%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 96%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 96%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 96%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 96%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 96%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 96%
James Maloney 96%
Karen McCarthy 96%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 96%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 96%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 96%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 96%
John Moakley 96%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 96%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 96%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 96%
William Jefferson 95%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 93%
Thomas Allen 93%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 93%
Rick Boucher 93%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 93%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 93%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 93%
Chet Edwards 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 93%
Harold Ford, Jr. 93%
Barney Frank 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 93%
Tony Hall 93%
Thomas Holden 93%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 93%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
Bob Kerrey 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 93%
Ronald Klink 93%
William Luther 93%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
Major Owens 93%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 93%
Martin Olav Sabo 93%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 93%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 93%
Norman Sisisky 93%
Pete Stark 93%
Bart Stupak 93%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 93%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 92%
Michael McNulty 92%
Carrie Meek 92%
Alan Mollohan 92%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Robert Cramer 90%
Bob Filner 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Robert Matsui 90%
Jack Murtha 90%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 90%
Timothy Roemer 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 90%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
James Turner 90%
James Barcia 89%
Max Baucus 89%
Marion Berry 89%
Robert Clement 89%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
Daniel Graham 89%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 89%
Herb Kohl 89%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 89%
David Minge 89%
Charles Robb 89%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 89%
John Tanner 89%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 89%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 89%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 89%
Mel Watt 89%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 88%
Patrick Moynihan 88%
Donald Payne 88%
Ike Skelton 88%
Ed Towns 88%
Paul Wellstone 88%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 86%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 86%
Bart Gordon 86%
Gerald Kleczka 86%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 86%
Constance Morella 86%
Owen Pickett 86%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 85%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 85%
William Clay, Sr. 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 85%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 85%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Robert Torricelli 85%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 85%
Ernest Hollings 84%
Charles Stenholm 83%
Christopher John 82%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 82%
Patsy Ann Danner 81%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 79%
Nancy Johnson 79%
James Traficant, Jr. 79%
John Breaux 78%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 78%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 76%
Robert Byrd 74%
Joe Lieberman 74%
Arlen Specter 74%
Gary Condit 71%
James Leach 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 69%
John Chafee 63%
James Merrill Jeffords 63%
John McHugh 59%
Robert William Ney 59%
James Ramstad 59%
William Lipinski 57%
Benjamin Gilman 55%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
Mike Castle 52%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Philip English 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Stephen Horn 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Jack Quinn 50%
Bill Barrett 48%
Sue Kelly 48%
Marge Roukema 48%
Thomas Davis III 46%
Jim Saxton 46%
Ralph Regula 45%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 44%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Brian Bilbray 41%
Robert Franks 41%
John Ganske 41%
Wayne Gilchrest 41%
James Greenwood 41%
Rick Lazio 41%
Christopher Shays 41%
Olympia Snowe 41%
Gene Taylor 41%
Douglas Bereuter 39%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 39%
Jerry Lewis 39%
James Nussle 39%
John Edward Porter 39%
Mark Souder 39%
James Walsh 39%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 39%
Charlie Bass 38%
Thomas Campbell 38%
Vern Ehlers 38%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 38%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Asa Hutchinson 38%
William Lewis Jenkins 38%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 38%
Anne Northup 38%
Deborah Pryce 38%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 38%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 38%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 38%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
William Thomas 38%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 38%
W. Curtis Weldon 38%
Gerald Weller 38%
Heather Wilson 38%
John Cooksey 37%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 37%
Edward Pease 37%
Wesley Watkins 37%
Jim Bunning 36%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 36%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 36%
Ray LaHood 36%
Ronald Packard 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 36%
Ben Campbell 35%
Ron Paul 35%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 34%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
Mark Foley 34%
Elton Gallegly 34%
Jim Gibbons 34%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 34%
J. Dennis Hastert 34%
Kenny Hulshof 34%
OH Governor John Kasich R 34%
Joseph Knollenberg 34%
James Kolbe 34%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 34%
Robert Livingston 34%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 34%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 34%
Sue Myrick 34%
James Rogan 34%
Joseph Skeen 34%
Floyd Spence 34%
John Sununu 34%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 34%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 34%
Herbert Bateman 33%
Chris Cannon 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 33%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
Gordon Smith 33%
Ted Stevens 33%
William Tauzin 33%
Bob Bennett 32%
Michael Bilirakis 32%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 32%
Steve Buyer 32%
George Gekas 32%
Ron Lewis 32%
James McCrery III 32%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 32%
E.G. Shuster 32%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 32%
Nick Smith 32%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 32%
Bill Young 32%
Richard Armey 31%
Herbert Callahan 31%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 31%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 31%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 31%
Barbara Cubin 31%
Jennifer Dunn 31%
Thomas Ewing 31%
Tillie Fowler 31%
William Goodling 31%
Porter Goss 31%
Gilbert Gutknecht 31%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 31%
Henry Hyde 31%
John Linder 31%
Scott McInnis 31%
Jack Metcalf 31%
Michael Oxley 31%
John Peterson 31%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 31%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 31%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 31%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 31%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 30%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 30%
Merrill Cook 30%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Larry Craig 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
William Frist 30%
Judd Gregg 30%
Duncan Hunter 30%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 30%
Dick Lugar 30%
Connie Mack 30%
Bob Riley 30%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 30%
William Roth, Jr. 30%
Strom Thurmond 30%
John Warner 30%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 29%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 29%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Bill McCollum 29%
Charles Taylor 29%
Bill Archer 28%
Henry Bonilla 28%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 28%
Larry Combest 28%
Thomas DeLay 28%
Jay Dickey 28%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 28%
Terry Everett 28%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 28%
Wally Herger, Jr. 28%
Rick Hill 28%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 28%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 28%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 28%
Zach Wamp 28%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 27%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 27%
Frank Murkowski 27%
Kit Bond 26%
David Dreier 26%
Slade Gorton 26%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 26%
Jon Kyl 26%
George Radanovich 26%
Rick Santorum 26%
Craig Thomas 26%
Fred Thompson 26%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
Christopher Cox 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 25%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25%
James Talent 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Ed Bryant 24%
Michael Collins 24%
Joel Hefley 24%
John Nathan Hostettler 24%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 24%
Dan Miller 24%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
James Hansen 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 22%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 22%
Don Nickles 22%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 22%
Cass Ballenger 21%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 21%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 21%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 21%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 21%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 21%
Pete Hoekstra 21%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 21%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 21%
Stephen Largent 21%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 21%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 21%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 21%
Robert Schaffer 21%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 21%
John Shadegg 21%
Cliff Stearns 21%
David Weldon 21%
William Phillip Gramm 19%
Rodney Grams 19%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 19%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 19%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 18%
Van Hilleary 18%
Don Manzullo 18%
Jim Ryun 18%
Todd Tiahrt 18%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 17%
Philip Crane 17%
John Doolittle 17%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 17%
Bob Stump 17%
Wayne Allard 15%
David McIntosh 15%
Bob Smith 15%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 14%
Richard Pombo 14%
Jesse Helms 13%
John Ashcroft 12%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 12%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 11%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11%
Joe Scarborough 11%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 7%

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.