State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 70%
Gary Ackerman 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 25%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 20%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90%
Cass Ballenger 20%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 88%
Evan Bayh 88%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
Bob Bennett 38%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 88%
Judy Biggert 30%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 90%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 30%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 90%
John Breaux 63%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 25%
Ed Bryant 20%
Jim Bunning 25%
Conrad Burns 38%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 30%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 20%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 30%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
Ben Campbell 25%
Chris Cannon 20%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 63%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 30%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 88%
Robert Clement 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 30%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 25%
Michael Collins 30%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
Larry Combest 20%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
John Cooksey 20%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 20%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 25%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 30%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 25%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 90%
Barbara Cubin 20%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Thomas Daschle 88%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 30%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 20%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 38%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 70%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 88%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38%
Calvin Dooley 90%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 88%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
David Dreier 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
John Edwards 88%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 90%
Philip English 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 25%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 20%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 63%
Bob Filner 90%
Peter Fitzgerald 38%
Ernest Fletcher 20%
Mark Foley 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Barney Frank 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
William Frist 25%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 30%
George Gekas 20%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 30%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
Bart Gordon 90%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 88%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 30%
William Phillip Gramm 25%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
Mark Green 40%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
Tony Hall 90%
James Hansen 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 60%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 20%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 38%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 30%
Jesse Helms 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Baron Hill 90%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
David Lee Hobson 20%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 90%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 20%
Asa Hutchinson 20%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 13%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 30%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 25%
Daniel Inouye 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 20%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 63%
William Lewis Jenkins 10%
Christopher John 70%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 70%
Nancy Johnson 40%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 40%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 88%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 90%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 20%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 30%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 30%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 25%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 50%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 88%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 20%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
Steve LaTourette 30%
James Leach 40%
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 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 30%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 90%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 20%
William Lipinski 60%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 13%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 20%
Ken Lucas 40%
Dick Lugar 38%
William Luther 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
James Maloney 90%
Don Manzullo 20%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
Frank Mascara 90%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 13%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
Karen McCarthy 90%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13%
James McCrery III 30%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 90%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 30%
Scott McInnis 20%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 60%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 20%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 70%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 20%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 20%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 90%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 70%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 70%
Dennis Moore 90%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
Constance Morella 100%
Frank Murkowski 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 60%
Sue Myrick 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Robert William Ney 30%
Don Nickles 25%
Anne Northup 30%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 30%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Doug Ose 20%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 90%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 80%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 80%
John Peterson 20%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 30%
David Phelps 90%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 20%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 20%
Richard Pombo 20%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 90%
Deborah Pryce 20%
Jack Quinn 40%
George Radanovich 20%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 90%
James Ramstad 20%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 70%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 30%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Thomas Reynolds 30%
Bob Riley 30%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 88%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
Steve Rothman 90%
Marge Roukema 30%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 30%
Jim Ryun 20%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 25%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Joe Scarborough 10%
Robert Schaffer 50%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 88%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 70%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 20%
John Shadegg 40%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 30%
Christopher Shays 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 90%
Donald Sherwood 30%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 40%
Ronnie Shows 40%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 20%
Joseph Skeen 20%
Ike Skelton 90%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
Gordon Smith 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
Nick Smith 20%
Bob Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 20%
Arlen Specter 63%
Floyd Spence 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Charles Stenholm 60%
Ted Stevens 50%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 20%
Bart Stupak 90%
John Sununu 20%
John Sweeney 30%
Tom Tancredo 40%
John Tanner 90%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 20%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 20%
Craig Thomas 25%
William Thomas 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
Fred Thompson 13%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 30%
Karen Thurman 90%
Strom Thurmond 25%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 40%
Robert Torricelli 75%
Ed Towns 90%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 90%
James Turner 90%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 40%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20%
George Voinovich 38%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 20%
John Warner 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
Wesley Watkins 20%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 20%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 60%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Weldon 40%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 40%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 40%
Heather Wilson 40%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 30%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 88%
Albert Wynn 90%
Bill Young 40%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%

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.