State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
William Coyne 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Bob Filner 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 92%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 92%
Barney Frank 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
Gerald Kleczka 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
John Olver 92%
Major Owens 92%
Donald Payne 92%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 92%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 92%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 92%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 91%
Robert Byrd 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 91%
Maurice Hinchey 91%
Ernest Hollings 91%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
Dave Obey 91%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 91%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 91%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 91%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 90%
Bart Stupak 90%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 83%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
William Luther 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
John Moakley 83%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 83%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 83%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
David Wu 83%
Max Baucus 82%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
Julia Carson 82%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 82%
Bill Delahunt 82%
Chris Dodd 82%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 82%
John Edwards 82%
Russ Feingold 82%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 82%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 82%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 82%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 82%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 82%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 82%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 82%
Paul Sarbanes 82%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 82%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 82%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 82%
Arlen Specter 82%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
Ed Towns 82%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 80%
Kent Conrad 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 80%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 80%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Joe Lieberman 78%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 75%
Howard Berman 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
Jerry Costello 75%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 75%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
Lane Evans 75%
Tony Hall 75%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 75%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 75%
Dale Kildee 75%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
Robert Matsui 75%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
David Phelps 75%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 75%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 75%
Ted Strickland 75%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Evan Bayh 73%
Rick Boucher 73%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 73%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 73%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 73%
Herb Kohl 73%
Karen McCarthy 73%
Carrie Meek 73%
Steve Rothman 73%
Robert Torricelli 73%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 67%
Brian Baird 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Robert Borski, Jr. 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 67%
Eva Clayton 67%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 67%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 67%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
William Jefferson 67%
Tom Lantos 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 67%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 67%
Frank Mascara 67%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
Constance Morella 67%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 67%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 67%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 67%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 67%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 67%
Robert Wexler 67%
John Breaux 64%
Daniel Graham 64%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 64%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 64%
Blanche Lincoln 64%
William Lipinski 64%
Albert Wynn 64%
Michael McNulty 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
James Barcia 58%
Shelley Berkley 58%
Rod Blagojevich 58%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 58%
Robert Clement 58%
Gary Condit 58%
Chet Edwards 58%
Jonas Frost III 58%
Charlie Gonzalez 58%
Bart Gordon 58%
Thomas Holden 58%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 58%
Paul Kanjorski 58%
John LaFalce 58%
Nicholas Lampson 58%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 58%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 58%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 58%
Silvestre Reyes 58%
Ciro Rodriguez 58%
Timothy Roemer 58%
Vic Snyder 58%
Ellen Tauscher 58%
Karen Thurman 58%
Alan Mollohan 55%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 55%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
James Davis 50%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
Calvin Dooley 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
John Ganske 50%
Baron Hill 50%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
Charles Stenholm 50%
John Tanner 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
James Turner 50%
Peter Fitzgerald 45%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
James Leach 45%
Nick Smith 45%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Marion Berry 42%
Leonard Boswell 42%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 42%
Christopher John 42%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 42%
James Maloney 42%
James Ramstad 42%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 42%
Christopher Shays 42%
Ronnie Shows 42%
Ike Skelton 42%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 42%
James Traficant, Jr. 42%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 42%
Robert Schaffer 40%
Jim Bunning 36%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 36%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 36%
Strom Thurmond 36%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Mike Castle 33%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip English 33%
Stephen Horn 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Sue Kelly 33%
Steve LaTourette 33%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 33%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 33%
Robert William Ney 33%
James Nussle 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
Bob Bennett 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Kit Bond 27%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 27%
Ben Campbell 27%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 27%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 27%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 27%
Gilbert Gutknecht 27%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 27%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 27%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 27%
Trent Lott, Sr. 27%
Dick Lugar 27%
Frank Murkowski 27%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 27%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 27%
Rick Santorum 27%
Joe Scarborough 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 27%
Gordon Smith 27%
Bob Smith 27%
Ted Stevens 27%
Fred Thompson 27%
John Warner 27%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
Ernest Fletcher 25%
Mark Foley 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
Van Hilleary 25%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Ray LaHood 25%
Scott McInnis 25%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 25%
Jim Saxton 25%
Donald Sherwood 25%
John Sununu 25%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 25%
Gerald Weller 25%
Jack Quinn 22%
Conrad Burns 20%
William Frist 20%
Judd Gregg 20%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
John McHugh 20%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 18%
Larry Craig 18%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 18%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 18%
Benjamin Gilman 18%
James Greenwood 18%
Duncan Hunter 18%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 18%
Don Nickles 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 18%
Charles Taylor 18%
Craig Thomas 18%
George Voinovich 18%
Heather Wilson 18%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Judy Biggert 17%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 17%
Steve Buyer 17%
Michael Collins 17%
Christopher Cox 17%
Barbara Cubin 17%
James DeMint 17%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 17%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
George Gekas 17%
Jim Gibbons 17%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 17%
Mark Green 17%
Robert Hayes 17%
Joel Hefley 17%
John Nathan Hostettler 17%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
Henry Hyde 17%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
Stephen Largent 17%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
Don Manzullo 17%
Dan Miller 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 17%
Deborah Pryce 17%
Ralph Regula 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 17%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 17%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17%
Cliff Stearns 17%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 17%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 17%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 17%
David Weldon 17%
W. Curtis Weldon 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 17%
Bill Young 17%
Jesse Helms 11%
Floyd Spence 11%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 11%
Terry Everett 10%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
Wayne Allard 9%
Randall Cunningham 9%
Thomas Davis III 9%
Paul Gillmor 9%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Jon Kyl 9%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 9%
John Shadegg 9%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 9%
Richard Armey 8%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
Cass Ballenger 8%
Bob Barr, Jr. 8%
Charlie Bass 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 8%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 8%
Ed Bryant 8%
Herbert Callahan 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
Chris Cannon 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 8%
Larry Combest 8%
David Dreier 8%
Jennifer Dunn 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Elton Gallegly 8%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 8%
Porter Goss 8%
James Hansen 8%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 8%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Asa Hutchinson 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 8%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 8%
James Kolbe 8%
Ron Lewis 8%
John Linder 8%
James McCrery III 8%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 8%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 8%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 8%
Doug Ose 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 8%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 8%
Thomas Reynolds 8%
Bob Riley 8%
Marge Roukema 8%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 8%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 8%
Joseph Skeen 8%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 8%
Mark Souder 8%
John Sweeney 8%
Tom Tancredo 8%
William Tauzin 8%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 8%
Wesley Watkins 8%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 8%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Dan Burton 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
John Doolittle 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
John Peterson 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Bob Stump 0%
William Thomas 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry 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.