State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 78%
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-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 11%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 78%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 67%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 11%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 22%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 000%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 89%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 000%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 000%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 78%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 11%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 22%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 000%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 000%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 78%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 67%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 78%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 89%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 22%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 44%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 56%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 000%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 78%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 11%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 000%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 000%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 78%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 22%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 000%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 78%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 68%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 000%
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 89%
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 89%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 000%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 000%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 000%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
OH Governor John Kasich R 22%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 000%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 83%
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 D 22%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 89%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 000%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 000%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 78%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 000%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 000%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 000%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 56%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 89%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 000%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 000%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 89%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 000%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 11%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 000%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 89%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 67%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 11%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 000%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 000%
Richard Armey 000%
John Ashcroft 000%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 000%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 000%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 000%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman 000%
Max Baucus 56%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 56%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 20%
Brian Bilbray 56%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Peter Blute 60%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
Kit Bond 11%
Henry Bonilla 000%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Sonny Bono 11%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Rick Boucher 22%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 56%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 20%
Richard Bryan 89%
Ed Bryant 000%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 000%
Conrad Burns 11%
Dan Burton 000%
Steve Buyer 000%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 67%
Thomas Campbell 89%
Mike Castle 56%
John Chafee 89%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 000%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 89%
Robert Clement 22%
William Cohen 60%
Ronald Coleman 60%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 000%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 56%
Jerry Costello 22%
Paul Coverdell 22%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 000%
Barbara Cubin 000%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 11%
Thomas Daschle 78%
Thomas Davis III 33%
E. Kika de la Garza 40%
Thomas DeLay 000%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 78%
Julian Dixon 89%
Chris Dodd 89%
Robert Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 22%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 78%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 000%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 83%
Lane Evans 67%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 000%
Jim Exon 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 000%
Harris Fawell 33%
Victor Fazio 88%
Russ Feingold 89%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Bob Filner 89%
Floyd Flake 67%
Thomas Foglietta 89%
Mark Foley 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 33%
Wendell Ford 22%
Tillie Fowler 11%
Jon David Fox 44%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 20%
Robert Franks 44%
William Frist 22%
Jonas Frost III 56%
Elizabeth Furse 89%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 11%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 89%
Pete Geren 0%
Sam Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 11%
Benjamin Gilman 78%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 78%
Henry Gonzalez 89%
William Goodling 11%
Bart Gordon 11%
Slade Gorton 56%
Porter Goss 22%
Daniel Graham 78%
William Phillip Gramm 000%
Rodney Grams 000%
James Greenwood 75%
Judd Gregg 22%
Steven Gunderson 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 000%
Tony Hall 29%
Lee Hamilton 11%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 000%
Mark Hatfield 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 22%
Jesse Helms 000%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 000%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 89%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 44%
Pete Hoekstra 000%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 56%
Stephen Horn 89%
John Nathan Hostettler 000%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 11%
Henry Hyde 000%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 75%
William Jefferson 78%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
Nancy Johnson 78%
Harry Johnston 100%
J. Bennett Johnston 0%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 20%
Sue Kelly 56%
Dirk Kempthorne 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 89%
Bob Kerrey 89%
Dale Kildee 78%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 67%
Ronald Klink 44%
Scott Klug 56%
Joseph Knollenberg 000%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 67%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 22%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 000%
Steve LaTourette 11%
Greg Laughlin 0%
Frank Lautenberg 78%
Rick Lazio 56%
James Leach 78%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 000%
Joe Lieberman 89%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 11%
William Lipinski 11%
Robert Livingston 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 000%
Dick Lugar 22%
William Luther 78%
Connie Mack 22%
Thomas Manton 33%
Don Manzullo 000%
Matthew Martinez 89%
Frank Mascara 11%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 89%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 44%
Joseph McDade 0%
Paul McHale 67%
John McHugh 22%
Scott McInnis 11%
David McIntosh 000%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 22%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 000%
Jan Meyers 20%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 33%
David Minge 44%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 75%
Susan Molinari 44%
Alan Mollohan 22%
G.V. Montgomery 0%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
Constance Morella 88%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 11%
Jack Murtha 25%
Sue Myrick 11%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 000%
Mark Neumann 000%
Robert William Ney 000%
Don Nickles 000%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 000%
Sam Nunn 40%
James Nussle 11%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 11%
Bill Orton 40%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 000%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 000%
William Paxon 000%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 0%
Clay Pell 100%
Pete Peterson 20%
Owen Pickett 11%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
John Edward Porter 22%
Glenn Poshard 0%
Larry Pressler 0%
Deborah Pryce 44%
David Pryor 40%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 22%
Bill Richardson 100%
Frank Riggs 33%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 100%
Timothy Roemer 33%
Charles Rose III 75%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 11%
Marge Roukema 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 22%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
Jim Saxton 22%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 44%
Pat Schroeder 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 11%
Christopher Shays 78%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Paul Simon 100%
Alan Simpson 40%
Norman Sisisky 11%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 000%
Ike Skelton 000%
Linda Smith 000%
Nick Smith 11%
Bob Smith 000%
Olympia Snowe 89%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 000%
Mark Souder 000%
Arlen Specter 89%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 11%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 000%
Ted Stevens 33%
Louis Stokes 100%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 56%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 0%
William Tauzin 000%
Charles Taylor 000%
Gene Taylor 000%
Frank Tejeda 0%
Craig Thomas 22%
William Thomas 44%
Fred Thompson 000%
Ray Thornton 20%
Karen Thurman 44%
Strom Thurmond 11%
Todd Tiahrt 000%
Peter Torkildsen 80%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 86%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 33%
Bruce Vento 89%
Harold Volkmer 0%
Barbara Vucanovich 0%
James Walsh 11%
Zach Wamp 000%
John Warner 11%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 000%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 33%
Paul Wellstone 89%
Rick White 11%
Pat Williams 80%
Charles Wilson 20%
Bob Wise, Jr. 11%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 63%
Sidney Yates 89%
Bill Young 0%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 20%

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.