State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 8%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 17%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 71%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 14%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 8%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 92%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 86%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 8%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 92%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 42%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 42%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 86%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 36%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 92%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 9%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 14%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 8%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 75%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 17%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 8%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 36%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 83%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 17%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 25%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 86%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 92%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 14%
Henry Scott Baesler 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 73%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 71%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 91%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 42%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 8%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 92%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 71%
Bill Brewster 25%
Glen Browder 64%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 71%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 86%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 8%
Mike Castle 8%
John Chafee 29%
Jim Chapman 83%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
Jon Lynn Christensen 9%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 83%
William Clinger 0%
William Cohen 17%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 86%
Wes Cooley 8%
Jerry Costello 91%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 67%
Philip Crane 0%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 8%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 29%
Patsy Ann Danner 75%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 0%
E. Kika de la Garza 67%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 42%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 91%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 86%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 17%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 8%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 86%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 14%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 83%
Russ Feingold 86%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 42%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 8%
Michael Patrick Forbes 30%
Harold Ford, Sr. 100%
Wendell Ford 86%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 42%
Sheila Frahm 0%
Barney Frank 92%
Gary Franks 25%
Robert Franks 33%
Dan Frisa 33%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 92%
David Funderburk 0%
Elizabeth Furse 92%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 8%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Pete Geren 0%
Sam Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 9%
Benjamin Gilman 33%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
William Goodling 0%
Bart Gordon 67%
Slade Gorton 29%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 86%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 14%
James Greenwood 17%
Judd Gregg 0%
Steven Gunderson 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 9%
Tony Hall 78%
Lee Hamilton 75%
Melton Hancock 17%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 58%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Mark Hatfield 57%
James Hayes 14%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 8%
W.G. Hefner 75%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 25%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Van Hilleary 8%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Pete Hoekstra 8%
Martin Hoke 17%
Thomas Holden 67%
Ernest Hollings 71%
Stephen Horn 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 8%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 36%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 75%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 29%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Harry Johnston 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 86%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 33%
Sue Kelly 17%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 71%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 25%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 17%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Greg Laughlin 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 18%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 86%
Jim Lightfoot 8%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 83%
Robert Livingston 0%
James Longley, Jr. 27%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 92%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Bill Martini 58%
Frank Mascara 75%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 50%
Paul McHale 75%
John McHugh 42%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 33%
Jan Meyers 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 0%
Alan Mollohan 90%
G.V. Montgomery 9%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
Constance Morella 42%
Carol Moseley Braun 86%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 14%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 8%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 42%
Robert William Ney 17%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
Sam Nunn 57%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 91%
Bill Orton 67%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 0%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 75%
Claiborne Pell 100%
Pete Peterson 100%
Owen Pickett 50%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 92%
John Edward Porter 0%
Glenn Poshard 75%
Larry Pressler 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
David Pryor 100%
James Quillen 0%
Jack Quinn 55%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 17%
Ralph Regula 17%
Bill Richardson 90%
Frank Riggs 25%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 92%
Charles Robb 71%
Timothy Roemer 83%
Charles Rose III 82%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 14%
Marge Roukema 42%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Joe Scarborough 8%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 30%
Pat Schroeder 100%
Andrea Seastrand 0%
John Shadegg 8%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 8%
Christopher Shays 33%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Paul Simon 86%
Alan Simpson 0%
Norman Sisisky 55%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 73%
Linda Smith 9%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 14%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 25%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 29%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 42%
Ted Stevens 14%
Louis Stokes 90%
Gerry Studds 90%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 67%
William Tauzin 8%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
Frank Tejeda 92%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Ray Thornton 92%
Karen Thurman 92%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 92%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 67%
Bruce Vento 100%
Harold Volkmer 100%
Barbara Vucanovich 0%
Robert Walker 0%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 0%
Michael Ward 100%
John Warner 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 36%
Gerald Weller 42%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 0%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 78%
Bob Wise, Jr. 92%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 92%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 13%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 27%

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.