State Office Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 91%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 91%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 91%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 91%
Evan Bayh 91%
Howard Berman 91%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 91%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
Rod Blagojevich 91%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Robert Borski, Jr. 91%
Rick Boucher 91%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 91%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 91%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 91%
Julia Carson 91%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 91%
Hillary Clinton 91%
Jon Corzine 91%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 91%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 91%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 91%
James Davis 91%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 91%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 91%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 91%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 91%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 91%
Peter Deutsch 91%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 91%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 91%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 91%
John Edwards 91%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91%
Harold Ford, Jr. 91%
Barney Frank 91%
Jonas Frost III 91%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 91%
Daniel Graham 91%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 91%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
Maurice Hinchey 91%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 91%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 91%
William Jefferson 91%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
Paul Kanjorski 91%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 91%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 91%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 91%
Gerald Kleczka 91%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Tom Lantos 91%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 91%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 91%
Joe Lieberman 91%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 91%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 91%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 91%
Frank Mascara 91%
Robert Matsui 91%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 91%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 91%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 91%
Michael McNulty 91%
Martin Meehan 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 91%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 91%
Jack Murtha 91%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 91%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
Major Owens 91%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 91%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 91%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 91%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 91%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 91%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 91%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 91%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 91%
Steve Rothman 91%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 91%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 91%
Paul Sarbanes 91%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 91%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 91%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 91%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 91%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91%
Hilda Solis 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 91%
Pete Stark 91%
Ted Strickland 91%
Bart Stupak 91%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 91%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 91%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 91%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 91%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
Anthony Weiner 91%
Paul Wellstone 91%
Lynn Woolsey 91%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 91%
Gary Ackerman 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
James Barcia 82%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 82%
Shelley Berkley 82%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 82%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 82%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 82%
Eva Clayton 82%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 82%
Kent Conrad 82%
Jerry Costello 82%
William Coyne 82%
Bill Delahunt 82%
Norm Dicks 82%
Chris Dodd 82%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 82%
Byron Dorgan 82%
Chet Edwards 82%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 82%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 82%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Lane Evans 82%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 82%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 82%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 82%
Thomas Holden 82%
Ernest Hollings 82%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 82%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 82%
Darlene Hooley 82%
Daniel Inouye 82%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 82%
Herb Kohl 82%
Nicholas Lampson 82%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 82%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 82%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 82%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 82%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 82%
James Maloney 82%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 82%
Karen McCarthy 82%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 82%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 82%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 82%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 82%
Dennis Moore 82%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 82%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 82%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 82%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 82%
Earl Pomeroy 82%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 82%
Silvestre Reyes 82%
Ciro Rodriguez 82%
Timothy Roemer 82%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 82%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 82%
Ellen Tauscher 82%
Karen Thurman 82%
Robert Torricelli 82%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 82%
Robert Wexler 82%
Albert Wynn 82%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 73%
Max Baucus 73%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Marion Berry 73%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Robert Byrd 73%
Jean Carnahan 73%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
Russ Feingold 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 73%
Jane Harman 73%
Baron Hill 73%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 73%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 73%
John LaFalce 73%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 73%
William Luther 73%
Carrie Meek 73%
Alan Mollohan 73%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 73%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 73%
David Phelps 73%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 73%
Mike Ross 73%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 73%
Ike Skelton 73%
Vic Snyder 73%
John Spratt, Jr. 73%
Ed Towns 73%
James Turner 73%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
David Wu 73%
Brian Baird 64%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 64%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
Brad Carson 64%
Robert Clement 64%
Gary Condit 64%
Calvin Dooley 64%
Bart Gordon 64%
Tony Hall 64%
William Lipinski 64%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 64%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 64%
Ben Nelson 64%
Charles Stenholm 64%
John Tanner 64%
John Breaux 55%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 55%
Christopher John 55%
Constance Morella 55%
Ronnie Shows 55%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
Robert Cramer 45%
Peter Fitzgerald 45%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 45%
Arlen Specter 45%
Gene Taylor 45%
George Allen 36%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Ben Campbell 36%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 36%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 36%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 36%
Benjamin Gilman 36%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 36%
James Leach 36%
Zell Bryan Miller 36%
Jack Quinn 36%
Gordon Smith 36%
Olympia Snowe 36%
John Warner 36%
Wayne Allard 27%
Charlie Bass 27%
Jim Bunning 27%
Larry Craig 27%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 27%
David Dreier 27%
John Ganske 27%
Wayne Gilchrest 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 27%
Judd Gregg 27%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 27%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 27%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 27%
Kay Hutchison 27%
Nancy Johnson 27%
Tim Johnson 27%
Ray LaHood 27%
Trent Lott, Sr. 27%
Dick Lugar 27%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 27%
Frank Murkowski 27%
Ron Paul 27%
Deborah Pryce 27%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 27%
Bob Smith 27%
Fred Thompson 27%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 27%
Strom Thurmond 27%
George Voinovich 27%
James Walsh 27%
Cass Ballenger 18%
Bob Bennett 18%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 18%
Kit Bond 18%
Henry Bonilla 18%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
Conrad Burns 18%
Herbert Callahan 18%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 18%
Mike Castle 18%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 18%
Thomas Davis III 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Vern Ehlers 18%
John Ensign 18%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 18%
Michael Ferguson 18%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 18%
William Frist 18%
George Gekas 18%
Porter Goss 18%
William Phillip Gramm 18%
Mark Green 18%
James Greenwood 18%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 18%
Joel Hefley 18%
David Lee Hobson 18%
Sue Kelly 18%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 18%
James Kolbe 18%
Steve LaTourette 18%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 18%
John McHugh 18%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 18%
Doug Ose 18%
Michael Oxley 18%
John Peterson 18%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 18%
Ralph Regula 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 18%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 18%
Marge Roukema 18%
Rick Santorum 18%
Jim Saxton 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 18%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 18%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 18%
Christopher Shays 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
Donald Sherwood 18%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 18%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 18%
Mark Souder 18%
Ted Stevens 18%
John Sweeney 18%
Craig Thomas 18%
William Thomas 18%
Heather Wilson 18%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 18%
Bill Young 18%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 10%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 9%
Todd Akin 9%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 9%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 9%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Judy Biggert 9%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 9%
Steve Buyer 9%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 9%
Michael Collins 9%
John Cooksey 9%
Christopher Cox 9%
Philip Crane 9%
Randall Cunningham 9%
James DeMint 9%
John Doolittle 9%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 9%
Jennifer Dunn 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 9%
Philip English 9%
Terry Everett 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 9%
Ernest Fletcher 9%
Mark Foley 9%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 9%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Jim Gibbons 9%
Paul Gillmor 9%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 9%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 9%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 9%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 9%
Melissa Hart 9%
Robert Hayes 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Van Hilleary 9%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Stephen Horn 9%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Henry Hyde 9%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 9%
William Lewis Jenkins 9%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 9%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 9%
Ric Keller 9%
Brian Kerns 9%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 9%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Jon Kyl 9%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 9%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 9%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 9%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 9%
Don Manzullo 9%
Scott McInnis 9%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 9%
Robert William Ney 9%
Anne Northup 9%
James Nussle 9%
Thomas William Osborne 9%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 9%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 9%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 9%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 9%
Todd Platts 9%
Richard Pombo 9%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 9%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 9%
Denny Rehberg 9%
Thomas Reynolds 9%
Bob Riley 9%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 9%
Jim Ryun 9%
Robert Schaffer 9%
Edward Schrock 9%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 9%
John Shadegg 9%
Joseph Skeen 9%
Nick Smith 9%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Bob Stump 9%
John Sununu 9%
Tom Tancredo 9%
William Tauzin 9%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 9%
Todd Tiahrt 9%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 9%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 9%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 9%
Zach Wamp 9%
Wesley Watkins 9%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 9%
David Weldon 9%
W. Curtis Weldon 9%
Gerald Weller 9%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 9%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 9%
Richard Armey 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dan Burton 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
Larry Combest 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
Stephen Largent 0%
John Linder 0%
James McCrery III 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
Dan Miller 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%

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.