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

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.