State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 13%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Wayne Allard 13%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 7%
Richard Armey 7%
John Ashcroft 7%
Henry Scott Baesler 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 7%
James Barcia 67%
Bob Barr, Jr. 7%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Charlie Bass 13%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 73%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 13%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 67%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 13%
Peter Blute 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 7%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Rick Boucher 73%
Bill Bradley 85%
John Breaux 67%
Bill Brewster 29%
Glen Browder 53%
George Brown, Jr. 87%
Hank Brown 13%
Richard Bryan 80%
Ed Bryant 13%
John Bryant 93%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 13%
Jim Bunning 13%
Conrad Burns 7%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 87%
Herbert Callahan 7%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 47%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
Mike Castle 33%
John Chafee 27%
Jim Chapman 53%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 13%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 87%
Eva Clayton 87%
Robert Clement 47%
William Clinger 7%
William Cohen 33%
Ronald Coleman 93%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 13%
Larry Combest 13%
Gary Condit 47%
Kent Conrad 87%
Wes Cooley 13%
Jerry Costello 67%
Paul Coverdell 7%
Christopher Cox 7%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 7%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 7%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 7%
Barbara Cubin 7%
Randall Cunningham 14%
Alfonse D'Amato 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 67%
Thomas Daschle 87%
Thomas Davis III 29%
E. Kika de la Garza 64%
Thomas DeLay 7%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 67%
Julian Dixon 73%
Chris Dodd 87%
Robert Dole 12%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 27%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Robert Dornan 7%
David Dreier 13%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 7%
Bill Emerson 7%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 27%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
Thomas Ewing 13%
Jim Exon 73%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 7%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 67%
Russ Feingold 87%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 86%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 20%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 33%
Michael Patrick Forbes 20%
Harold Ford, Sr. 79%
Wendell Ford 73%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 33%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 20%
Robert Franks 47%
Dan Frisa 7%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 57%
David Funderburk 7%
Elizabeth Furse 87%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 33%
Sam Gejdenson 67%
George Gekas 13%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 80%
Pete Geren 13%
Sam Gibbons 73%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Benjamin Gilman 47%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 87%
Henry Gonzalez 86%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 40%
Slade Gorton 13%
Porter Goss 13%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 7%
Rodney Grams 13%
Enid Greene 0%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 20%
Steven Gunderson 13%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Tony Hall 67%
Lee Hamilton 53%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 13%
Jane Harman 47%
J. Dennis Hastert 13%
Mark Hatfield 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 7%
W.G. Hefner 73%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 7%
Jesse Helms 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 27%
Martin Hoke 7%
Thomas Holden 53%
Ernest Hollings 73%
Stephen Horn 27%
John Nathan Hostettler 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Duncan Hunter 13%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Henry Hyde 13%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 13%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 13%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 80%
William Jefferson 73%
James Merrill Jeffords 53%
Nancy Johnson 47%
Harry Johnston 93%
J. Bennett Johnston 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 13%
Sue Kelly 27%
Dirk Kempthorne 7%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 60%
Bob Kerrey 93%
Dale Kildee 73%
Jay Kim 13%
Gerald Kleczka 93%
Ronald Klink 67%
Scott Klug 40%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 13%
Jon Kyl 7%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 20%
Tom Lantos 93%
Stephen Largent 13%
Steve LaTourette 27%
Greg Laughlin 13%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 20%
James Leach 53%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Jim Lightfoot 7%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 13%
William Lipinski 60%
Robert Livingston 13%
James Longley, Jr. 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 7%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 87%
Connie Mack 7%
Thomas Manton 77%
Don Manzullo 7%
Matthew Martinez 73%
Bill Martini 33%
Frank Mascara 73%
Robert Matsui 87%
Karen McCarthy 93%
Bill McCollum 7%
James McCrery III 13%
Joseph McDade 25%
Paul McHale 60%
John McHugh 46%
Scott McInnis 20%
David McIntosh 14%
Michael McNulty 79%
Martin Meehan 93%
Carrie Meek 79%
Jack Metcalf 27%
Jan Meyers 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 79%
Dan Miller 7%
David Minge 80%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 87%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 33%
Alan Mollohan 67%
G.V. Montgomery 13%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
Constance Morella 67%
Carol Moseley Braun 93%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 13%
Jack Murtha 60%
Sue Myrick 14%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Mark Neumann 47%
Robert William Ney 27%
Don Nickles 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
Sam Nunn 60%
James Nussle 13%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Bill Orton 73%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ronald Packard 13%
Mike Parker 13%
William Paxon 14%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 53%
Clay Pell 87%
Pete Peterson 80%
Owen Pickett 47%
Richard Pombo 7%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
John Edward Porter 20%
Glenn Poshard 67%
Larry Pressler 7%
Deborah Pryce 13%
David Pryor 86%
James Quillen 7%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 47%
Ralph Regula 27%
Bill Richardson 80%
Frank Riggs 33%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 93%
Charles Robb 60%
Timothy Roemer 60%
Charles Rose III 60%
Toby Roth 7%
William Roth, Jr. 13%
Marge Roukema 67%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 23%
Joe Scarborough 7%
Daniel Schaefer 7%
Steven Schiff 31%
Pat Schroeder 100%
Andrea Seastrand 0%
John Shadegg 13%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 60%
E.G. Shuster 13%
Paul Simon 93%
Alan Simpson 13%
Norman Sisisky 43%
David Skaggs 93%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 40%
Linda Smith 20%
Nick Smith 27%
Bob Smith 7%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 20%
Mark Souder 27%
Arlen Specter 53%
Floyd Spence 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 57%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Charles Stenholm 53%
Ted Stevens 20%
Louis Stokes 93%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 7%
Bart Stupak 87%
James Talent 13%
John Tanner 50%
Randy Tate 0%
William Tauzin 13%
Charles Taylor 7%
Gene Taylor 40%
Frank Tejeda 73%
Craig Thomas 7%
William Thomas 20%
Fred Thompson 20%
Ray Thornton 86%
Karen Thurman 67%
Strom Thurmond 13%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
Peter Torkildsen 40%
Esteban Edward Torres 80%
Robert Torricelli 73%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 40%
Bruce Vento 93%
Harold Volkmer 85%
Barbara Vucanovich 7%
Robert Walker 0%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 13%
Michael Ward 87%
John Warner 13%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 13%
David Weldon 13%
W. Curtis Weldon 23%
Gerald Weller 27%
Paul Wellstone 93%
Rick White 27%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 60%
Bob Wise, Jr. 79%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 87%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 0%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 73%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 73%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 69%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 93%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 93%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 93%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 87%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 73%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 71%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 73%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 87%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 93%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 93%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 87%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 87%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 93%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 79%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 87%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 87%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 93%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 87%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 87%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 87%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 73%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 93%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 14%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 33%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 27%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 13%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 7%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 7%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 27%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 27%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 27%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 7%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 7%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 7%
OH Governor John Kasich R 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 29%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 7%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 13%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 53%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 7%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 13%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 13%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 13%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 7%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 53%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 13%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 13%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 43%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 7%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 27%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 13%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 27%

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.