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