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