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

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.