State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 9%
Gary Ackerman 9%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 71%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Wayne Allard 89%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 25%
Richard Armey 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 78%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
Cass Ballenger 78%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 78%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 16%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 4%
Bob Bennett 78%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 4%
Douglas Bereuter 63%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 26%
Judy Biggert 63%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 48%
Rod Blagojevich 17%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 14%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 42%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 70%
Kit Bond 79%
Henry Bonilla 70%
David Edward Bonior 4%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 26%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 35%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 83%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 4%
John Breaux 37%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 4%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 89%
Ed Bryant 92%
Jim Bunning 83%
Conrad Burns 74%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 77%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 26%
Herbert Callahan 64%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 58%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 83%
Ben Campbell 74%
Chris Cannon 83%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 4%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 8%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 67%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 47%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 67%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
Eva Clayton 17%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 32%
Robert Clement 33%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 13%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 79%
Michael Collins 83%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 68%
Larry Combest 75%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 8%
John Cooksey 62%
Jerry Costello 22%
Christopher Cox 86%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 79%
Robert Cramer 46%
Philip Crane 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 13%
Barbara Cubin 78%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Randall Cunningham 74%
Thomas Daschle 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
James Davis 13%
Thomas Davis III 74%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 67%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 22%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 17%
Bill Delahunt 13%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 29%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Norm Dicks 4%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 9%
Chris Dodd 11%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 72%
Calvin Dooley 33%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 13%
David Dreier 75%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
John Edwards 11%
Chet Edwards 8%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 88%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
Philip English 71%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 79%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
Bob Etheridge 29%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 74%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 8%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 4%
Russ Feingold 16%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 44%
Bob Filner 4%
Peter Fitzgerald 79%
Ernest Fletcher 67%
Mark Foley 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 71%
William Frist 89%
Jonas Frost III 4%
Elton Gallegly 54%
John Ganske 75%
George Gekas 70%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 71%
Wayne Gilchrest 68%
Paul Gillmor 52%
Benjamin Gilman 41%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
Bart Gordon 43%
Porter Goss 88%
Daniel Graham 16%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 82%
William Phillip Gramm 89%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 57%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
Mark Green 92%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
James Greenwood 71%
Judd Gregg 83%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 4%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 84%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 63%
Tony Hall 8%
James Hansen 73%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 11%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 79%
Robert Hayes 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Jesse Helms 79%
Wally Herger, Jr. 87%
Baron Hill 9%
Van Hilleary 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 9%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 4%
David Lee Hobson 63%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 8%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 21%
Ernest Hollings 11%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 33%
Darlene Hooley 21%
Stephen Horn 54%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 62%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 4%
Kenny Hulshof 83%
Duncan Hunter 67%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 78%
Kay Hutchison 89%
Henry Hyde 67%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 79%
Daniel Inouye 19%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 42%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 63%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 70%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 4%
William Jefferson 17%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Christopher John 38%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
Nancy Johnson 54%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 21%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 9%
Sue Kelly 71%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 28%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 46%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 88%
Gerald Kleczka 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 63%
Herb Kohl 37%
James Kolbe 67%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 8%
Ray LaHood 63%
Nicholas Lampson 13%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 37%
Tom Lantos 4%
Stephen Largent 95%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 8%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 75%
Steve LaTourette 61%
James Leach 70%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 4%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 21%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
Jerry Lewis 57%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 9%
Ron Lewis 63%
Joe Lieberman 14%
Blanche Lincoln 32%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 19%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 79%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
Trent Lott, Sr. 79%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 24%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 63%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 50%
Dick Lugar 79%
William Luther 38%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 13%
James Maloney 42%
Don Manzullo 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 11%
Frank Mascara 8%
Robert Matsui 4%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 83%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 33%
Karen McCarthy 4%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 84%
James McCrery III 74%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 8%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
John McHugh 54%
Scott McInnis 88%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 54%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 21%
Michael McNulty 16%
Martin Meehan 33%
Carrie Meek 4%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 4%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 4%
Dan Miller 92%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 92%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 9%
Zell Bryan Miller 60%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 17%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 38%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 22%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
Constance Morella 38%
Frank Murkowski 89%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 22%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 96%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 13%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 63%
Robert William Ney 58%
Don Nickles 89%
Anne Northup 63%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 74%
James Nussle 75%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 13%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Doug Ose 54%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 78%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 21%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 13%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 4%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
John Peterson 67%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 92%
David Phelps 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 79%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 83%
Richard Pombo 75%
Earl Pomeroy 9%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 92%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 17%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Jack Quinn 45%
George Radanovich 77%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 4%
James Ramstad 88%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 21%
Ralph Regula 54%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Thomas Reynolds 64%
Bob Riley 67%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 79%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 11%
Ciro Rodriguez 4%
Timothy Roemer 46%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 58%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
Steve Rothman 4%
Marge Roukema 79%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 87%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 92%
Jim Ryun 88%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 21%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 4%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 39%
Rick Santorum 79%
Paul Sarbanes 5%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 4%
Jim Saxton 58%
Robert Schaffer 87%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 9%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 16%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 89%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 88%
John Shadegg 92%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Christopher Shays 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 89%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
Donald Sherwood 54%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 71%
Ronnie Shows 58%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 67%
Joseph Skeen 58%
Ike Skelton 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 42%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 54%
Gordon Smith 84%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 71%
Nick Smith 77%
Bob Smith 74%
Olympia Snowe 74%
Vic Snyder 9%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 65%
John Spratt, Jr. 22%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Charles Stenholm 33%
Ted Stevens 74%
Ted Strickland 17%
Bob Stump 75%
Bart Stupak 4%
John Sununu 88%
John Sweeney 67%
Tom Tancredo 92%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 21%
William Tauzin 65%
Charles Taylor 71%
Gene Taylor 46%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 79%
Craig Thomas 79%
William Thomas 63%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 9%
Fred Thompson 89%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 13%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 71%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 58%
Karen Thurman 13%
Strom Thurmond 74%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 17%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 87%
Robert Torricelli 17%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 38%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 25%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 17%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 75%
George Voinovich 63%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 67%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 83%
John Warner 84%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Wesley Watkins 63%
Mel Watt 13%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 71%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 9%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Weldon 79%
W. Curtis Weldon 61%
Gerald Weller 70%
Paul Wellstone 5%
Robert Wexler 14%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 70%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 63%
Heather Wilson 63%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 54%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 25%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 21%
Albert Wynn 9%
Bill Young 55%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 65%

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.