State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 66%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 66%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 66%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 33%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 66%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 66%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 66%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 66%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 66%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 66%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 66%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 66%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 66%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 66%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 66%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 66%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 66%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 66%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 33%
Wayne Allard 0%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Kit Bond 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Robert Byrd 66%
Hillary Clinton 66%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 66%
Larry Craig 0%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 66%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Byron Dorgan 66%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 66%
Judd Gregg 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 66%
Herb Kohl 66%
Jon Kyl 0%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 33%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Ken Salazar 33%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sununu 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
George Voinovich 33%
John Warner 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.