State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 33%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Wayne Allard 27%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
Cass Ballenger 33%
James Barcia 80%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 43%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 27%
Max Baucus 86%
Bob Bennett 27%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 73%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Rod Blagojevich 73%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 13%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 87%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 87%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
John Breaux 73%
Richard Bryan 87%
Ed Bryant 33%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 13%
Dan Burton 36%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 73%
Herbert Callahan 33%
Ben Campbell 27%
Thomas Campbell 53%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
Chris Cannon 21%
Julia Carson 87%
Mike Castle 40%
John Chafee 47%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 53%
William Clay, Sr. 85%
Eva Clayton 87%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
Robert Clement 80%
Michael Collins 27%
Larry Combest 33%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 87%
Merrill Cook 40%
John Cooksey 33%
Jerry Costello 87%
Paul Coverdell 15%
Christopher Cox 21%
William Coyne 73%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 86%
Philip Crane 13%
Barbara Cubin 27%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
James Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 20%
Bill Delahunt 87%
Thomas DeLay 20%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 40%
Norm Dicks 73%
Julian Dixon 86%
Chris Dodd 73%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 8%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 27%
Byron Dorgan 87%
David Dreier 27%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 47%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 27%
Jo Ann Emerson 53%
Philip English 40%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 27%
Russ Feingold 93%
Bob Filner 93%
Mark Foley 43%
Michael Patrick Forbes 79%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Tillie Fowler 36%
Barney Frank 92%
Robert Franks 53%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elton Gallegly 40%
John Ganske 53%
Sam Gejdenson 80%
George Gekas 27%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 71%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 53%
William Goodling 40%
Bart Gordon 79%
Slade Gorton 13%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 7%
Rodney Grams 13%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 13%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
Tony Hall 80%
James Hansen 27%
J. Dennis Hastert 21%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 27%
Joel Hefley 33%
Jesse Helms 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Rick Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 40%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 71%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 73%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Stephen Horn 47%
John Nathan Hostettler 27%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 33%
Kenny Hulshof 40%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Asa Hutchinson 33%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 29%
Kay Hutchison 14%
Henry Hyde 27%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 40%
Christopher John 67%
Nancy Johnson 47%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Sue Kelly 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Bob Kerrey 73%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Ronald Klink 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 27%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Jon Kyl 14%
John LaFalce 69%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 79%
Tom Lantos 80%
Stephen Largent 27%
Steve LaTourette 47%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 47%
Jerry Lewis 27%
Ron Lewis 33%
Joe Lieberman 67%
John Linder 31%
William Lipinski 93%
Trent Lott, Sr. 13%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 80%
Connie Mack 20%
James Maloney 73%
Don Manzullo 20%
Matthew Martinez 67%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 80%
Karen McCarthy 80%
Bill McCollum 27%
James McCrery III 27%
John McHugh 47%
Scott McInnis 27%
David McIntosh 29%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 87%
Michael McNulty 73%
Martin Meehan 73%
Carrie Meek 85%
Jack Metcalf 53%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 73%
Dan Miller 21%
David Minge 73%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 80%
John Moakley 86%
Alan Mollohan 77%
Constance Morella 71%
Patrick Moynihan 87%
Frank Murkowski 8%
Jack Murtha 73%
Sue Myrick 27%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 27%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 13%
Anne Northup 27%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
James Nussle 33%
Jim Oberstar 87%
Dave Obey 87%
John Olver 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 27%
Ronald Packard 27%
Ron Paul 43%
Donald Payne 79%
Edward Pease 27%
John Peterson 27%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Owen Pickett 73%
Richard Pombo 40%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
John Edward Porter 33%
Deborah Pryce 27%
Jack Quinn 67%
George Radanovich 27%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 47%
Silvestre Reyes 85%
Bob Riley 40%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
Charles Robb 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 77%
Timothy Roemer 67%
James Rogan 27%
William Roth, Jr. 21%
Steve Rothman 73%
Marge Roukema 40%
Jim Ryun 27%
Martin Olav Sabo 71%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Rick Santorum 13%
Paul Sarbanes 73%
Jim Saxton 33%
Joe Scarborough 36%
Robert Schaffer 33%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 47%
E.G. Shuster 33%
Norman Sisisky 73%
Joseph Skeen 27%
Ike Skelton 67%
Gordon Smith 20%
Nick Smith 50%
Bob Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 47%
Vic Snyder 60%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 77%
Floyd Spence 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Charles Stenholm 73%
Ted Stevens 27%
Ted Strickland 87%
Bob Stump 27%
Bart Stupak 73%
John Sununu 20%
James Talent 36%
John Tanner 77%
Ellen Tauscher 60%
William Tauzin 27%
Charles Taylor 43%
Gene Taylor 73%
Craig Thomas 27%
William Thomas 27%
Fred Thompson 27%
Karen Thurman 80%
Strom Thurmond 13%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
Robert Torricelli 73%
Ed Towns 71%
James Traficant, Jr. 73%
James Turner 67%
Bruce Vento 80%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 53%
John Warner 33%
Wesley Watkins 27%
Mel Watt 80%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 27%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 47%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 67%
Bob Weygand 80%
Heather Wilson 22%
Bob Wise, Jr. 73%
Lynn Woolsey 87%
Albert Wynn 73%
Bill Young 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 87%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 80%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 80%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 73%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 73%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 73%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 73%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 93%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 73%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 87%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 79%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 79%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 73%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 79%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 73%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 87%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 93%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 71%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 73%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 64%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 73%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 73%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 87%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 73%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 71%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 73%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 77%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 67%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 73%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 87%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 80%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 79%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 73%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 73%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 93%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 73%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 87%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 79%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 80%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 73%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 80%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 93%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 71%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 79%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 87%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 79%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 67%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 77%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 73%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 87%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 87%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 73%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 73%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 93%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 79%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 87%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 69%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 73%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 87%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 53%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 40%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 27%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 21%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 27%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 13%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 23%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 33%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 29%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 43%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 13%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 47%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 40%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 47%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 13%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 53%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 13%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 60%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 27%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 21%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
OH Governor John Kasich R 27%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 27%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 33%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 27%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 27%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 40%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 27%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 27%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 47%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 33%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 29%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 20%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 47%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 27%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 47%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 33%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 40%

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.