State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Bennett 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Kit Bond 33%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 33%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 33%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Lincoln Chafee 67%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Larry Craig 33%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 33%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Ensign 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
William Frist 33%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
Judd Gregg 67%
Charles Hagel 33%
Tom Harkin 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
Daniel Inouye 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 33%
Mary Landrieu 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
Dick Lugar 67%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 67%
Ben Nelson 33%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 33%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Rick Santorum 67%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 33%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Arlen Specter 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Ted Stevens 67%
Craig Thomas 33%
George Voinovich 33%
John Warner 33%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 67%

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.

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