State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 9%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 18%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 55%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 17%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 18%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 82%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 82%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 82%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 82%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 82%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 73%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 9%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 82%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 9%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 73%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 91%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 73%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 18%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 82%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 73%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 27%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 82%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 73%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 78%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 91%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 73%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 27%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 88%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 27%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 27%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 22%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 36%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 82%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 9%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 91%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 9%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 82%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 89%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 27%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 45%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 9%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 9%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 45%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 82%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 30%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 82%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 73%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 73%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 45%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 82%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 82%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 82%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 82%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 73%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 82%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 18%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 45%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 82%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 73%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 9%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 82%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 82%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 36%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 73%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 91%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 91%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 82%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 27%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 73%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 82%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 73%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 73%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 82%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 73%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 73%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 18%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 89%
OH Governor John Kasich R 10%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 9%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 82%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 18%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 82%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 9%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 82%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 82%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 9%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 73%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 91%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 64%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 70%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 82%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 18%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 64%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 9%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 54%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 18%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 10%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 36%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 70%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 73%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 18%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 90%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 73%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 27%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 73%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 64%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 18%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 73%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 36%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 82%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 9%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 91%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 9%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 73%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 18%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 27%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 91%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 82%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 64%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 9%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 27%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 80%
Bill Archer 9%
Richard Armey 9%
John Ashcroft 18%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 27%
James Barcia 82%
Bob Barr, Jr. 45%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 27%
Max Baucus 82%
Evan Bayh 73%
Bob Bennett 18%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 73%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 73%
Marion Berry 73%
Judy Biggert 18%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Rod Blagojevich 91%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 73%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 73%
John Breaux 82%
Richard Bryan 91%
Ed Bryant 18%
Jim Bunning 18%
Conrad Burns 9%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 27%
Robert Byrd 70%
Herbert Callahan 27%
Ben Campbell 18%
Thomas Campbell 55%
Chris Cannon 27%
Julia Carson 80%
Mike Castle 45%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 30%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 91%
Robert Clement 73%
Michael Collins 27%
Larry Combest 27%
Gary Condit 73%
Kent Conrad 82%
Merrill Cook 45%
John Cooksey 30%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 9%
Christopher Cox 9%
William Coyne 82%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 73%
Philip Crane 9%
Barbara Cubin 18%
Randall Cunningham 9%
Patsy Ann Danner 73%
Thomas Daschle 82%
James Davis 64%
Thomas Davis III 27%
Bill Delahunt 91%
Thomas DeLay 9%
James DeMint 27%
Peter Deutsch 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
Jay Dickey 10%
Norm Dicks 73%
Julian Dixon 82%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 9%
Calvin Dooley 73%
John Doolittle 9%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 9%
John Edwards 91%
Chet Edwards 73%
Vern Ehlers 18%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 36%
Philip English 36%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Lane Evans 91%
Terry Everett 18%
Thomas Ewing 18%
Russ Feingold 82%
Bob Filner 82%
Peter Fitzgerald 30%
Ernest Fletcher 9%
Mark Foley 55%
Michael Patrick Forbes 73%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 9%
Tillie Fowler 18%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 55%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Elton Gallegly 36%
John Ganske 60%
Sam Gejdenson 82%
George Gekas 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 82%
Jim Gibbons 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 36%
William Goodling 9%
Bart Gordon 80%
Slade Gorton 9%
Porter Goss 9%
Daniel Graham 82%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Rodney Grams 9%
Mark Green 9%
James Greenwood 45%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 27%
Tony Hall 73%
James Hansen 9%
J. Dennis Hastert 11%
Robert Hayes 27%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 18%
Joel Hefley 40%
Jesse Helms 18%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Baron Hill 73%
Rick Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 73%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 82%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Darlene Hooley 82%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 18%
Kenny Hulshof 30%
Duncan Hunter 36%
Asa Hutchinson 18%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 20%
Kay Hutchison 9%
Henry Hyde 18%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 45%
William Lewis Jenkins 27%
Christopher John 56%
Nancy Johnson 22%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Bob Kerrey 82%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
Ronald Klink 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 82%
James Kolbe 9%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Steven Kuykendall 27%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 64%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 73%
Tom Lantos 78%
Stephen Largent 30%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
Rick Lazio 36%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 18%
Ron Lewis 9%
Joe Lieberman 82%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
John Linder 18%
William Lipinski 91%
Trent Lott, Sr. 9%
Dick Lugar 9%
William Luther 90%
Connie Mack 10%
James Maloney 82%
Don Manzullo 18%
Matthew Martinez 70%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 73%
Karen McCarthy 73%
Bill McCollum 27%
James McCrery III 9%
John McHugh 45%
Scott McInnis 11%
David McIntosh 9%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 80%
Martin Meehan 82%
Carrie Meek 82%
Jack Metcalf 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 73%
Dan Miller 20%
David Minge 82%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 73%
John Moakley 91%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Dennis Moore 73%
Constance Morella 73%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 9%
Jack Murtha 64%
Sue Myrick 27%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 10%
Robert William Ney 30%
Don Nickles 9%
Anne Northup 9%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 27%
Jim Oberstar 73%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 70%
Doug Ose 18%
Major Owens 82%
Michael Oxley 9%
Ronald Packard 9%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 73%
Edward Pease 9%
John Peterson 14%
David Phelps 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 18%
Owen Pickett 64%
Richard Pombo 9%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
John Edward Porter 45%
Deborah Pryce 20%
Jack Quinn 64%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 36%
Ralph Regula 27%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 27%
Bob Riley 18%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 91%
Charles Robb 73%
Ciro Rodriguez 91%
Timothy Roemer 73%
James Rogan 18%
William Roth, Jr. 27%
Steve Rothman 73%
Marge Roukema 36%
Jim Ryun 9%
Martin Olav Sabo 70%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 64%
Rick Santorum 20%
Paul Sarbanes 91%
Jim Saxton 36%
Joe Scarborough 17%
Robert Schaffer 27%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 30%
Christopher Shays 55%
Donald Sherwood 27%
Ronnie Shows 70%
E.G. Shuster 13%
Norman Sisisky 73%
Joseph Skeen 27%
Ike Skelton 70%
Gordon Smith 27%
Nick Smith 27%
Bob Smith 18%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 64%
Mark Souder 36%
Arlen Specter 36%
Floyd Spence 45%
John Spratt, Jr. 73%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 27%
Charles Stenholm 73%
Ted Stevens 9%
Ted Strickland 82%
Bob Stump 18%
Bart Stupak 73%
John Sununu 9%
John Sweeney 36%
James Talent 27%
Tom Tancredo 27%
John Tanner 73%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
William Tauzin 20%
Charles Taylor 30%
Gene Taylor 82%
Craig Thomas 10%
William Thomas 10%
Fred Thompson 18%
Karen Thurman 90%
Strom Thurmond 18%
Todd Tiahrt 18%
Robert Torricelli 82%
Ed Towns 82%
James Traficant, Jr. 82%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 73%
James Turner 64%
Bruce Vento 91%
George Voinovich 18%
James Walsh 54%
Zach Wamp 64%
John Warner 18%
Wesley Watkins 9%
Mel Watt 82%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 9%
Anthony Weiner 82%
David Weldon 18%
W. Curtis Weldon 36%
Gerald Weller 18%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 73%
Bob Weygand 82%
Heather Wilson 27%
Bob Wise, Jr. 73%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 82%
Albert Wynn 73%
Bill Young 30%

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.