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

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.