State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 11%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 58%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 79%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 68%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 70%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 16%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 63%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 12%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 35%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 11%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 68%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 81%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 30%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 21%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 19%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 93%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 78%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 93%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 32%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 20%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 82%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 75%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 16%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 56%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 67%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 82%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 96%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 4%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 19%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 4%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 16%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 73%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 11%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 96%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 68%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 12%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 96%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 70%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 63%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 86%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 21%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 4%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 71%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 11%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 7%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 71%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 67%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 64%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 14%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 4%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 68%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 11%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 4%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 4%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 32%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 82%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 7%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 81%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 39%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 64%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 21%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 57%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 26%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 15%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 18%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 4%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 7%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 18%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 78%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 19%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 79%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 14%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 19%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 18%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 7%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 24%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 82%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 93%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 93%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 86%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 78%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 82%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 74%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 68%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 82%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 67%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 18%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 82%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 18%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 86%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 21%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 79%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 32%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 93%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 86%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 7%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 89%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 85%
OH Governor John Kasich R 89%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 60%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 68%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 65%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 16%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 29%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 7%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 90%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Wayne Allard 85%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 21%
Bill Archer 89%
Richard Armey 89%
John Ashcroft 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
Cass Ballenger 77%
James Barcia 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 96%
Bill Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 81%
Charlie Bass 75%
Herbert Bateman 64%
Max Baucus 21%
Bob Bennett 55%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 7%
Douglas Bereuter 54%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 22%
Brian Bilbray 61%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
Rod Blagojevich 19%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 39%
Kit Bond 63%
Henry Bonilla 78%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 71%
Robert Borski, Jr. 11%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 32%
John Breaux 15%
George Brown, Jr. 8%
Richard Bryan 30%
Ed Bryant 71%
Jim Bunning 65%
Conrad Burns 65%
Dan Burton 72%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 20%
Herbert Callahan 71%
Ben Campbell 55%
Thomas Campbell 68%
Chris Cannon 90%
Julia Carson 4%
Mike Castle 57%
John Chafee 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 75%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 4%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 15%
Robert Clement 18%
Michael Collins 89%
Larry Combest 71%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 20%
Merrill Cook 74%
John Cooksey 69%
Jerry Costello 11%
Paul Coverdell 70%
Christopher Cox 93%
William Coyne 14%
Larry Craig 65%
Robert Cramer 36%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 79%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 50%
Thomas Daschle 15%
James Davis 11%
Thomas Davis III 52%
Bill Delahunt 4%
Thomas DeLay 86%
Peter Deutsch 18%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 82%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 7%
John Doolittle 75%
Byron Dorgan 20%
David Dreier 75%
Jennifer Dunn 79%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 85%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Philip English 64%
Bob Etheridge 11%
Lane Evans 11%
Terry Everett 71%
Thomas Ewing 64%
Russ Feingold 45%
Bob Filner 4%
Mark Foley 71%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 4%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 82%
Tillie Fowler 64%
Barney Frank 15%
Robert Franks 61%
William Frist 65%
Jonas Frost III 7%
Elton Gallegly 68%
John Ganske 54%
Sam Gejdenson 4%
George Gekas 69%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 82%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
Paul Gillmor 67%
Benjamin Gilman 43%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 74%
William Goodling 81%
Bart Gordon 29%
Slade Gorton 50%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 20%
William Phillip Gramm 85%
Rodney Grams 90%
James Greenwood 54%
Judd Gregg 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Tony Hall 19%
James Hansen 81%
J. Dennis Hastert 79%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 93%
Joel Hefley 93%
Jesse Helms 57%
Wally Herger, Jr. 81%
Rick Hill 68%
Van Hilleary 89%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 86%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 25%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 14%
Stephen Horn 61%
John Nathan Hostettler 86%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 41%
Kenny Hulshof 78%
Duncan Hunter 78%
Asa Hutchinson 77%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 89%
Kay Hutchison 65%
Henry Hyde 85%
Daniel Inouye 18%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Christopher John 31%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Sue Kelly 61%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
Bob Kerrey 21%
Dale Kildee 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
Ronald Klink 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 45%
James Kolbe 75%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
Jon Kyl 95%
John LaFalce 15%
Ray LaHood 54%
Nicholas Lampson 4%
Tom Lantos 4%
Stephen Largent 93%
Steve LaTourette 57%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
Rick Lazio 61%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 71%
Joe Lieberman 10%
John Linder 85%
William Lipinski 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 58%
Dick Lugar 85%
William Luther 29%
Connie Mack 75%
James Maloney 32%
Don Manzullo 93%
Matthew Martinez 4%
Frank Mascara 18%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 19%
Bill McCollum 79%
James McCrery III 72%
John McHugh 57%
Scott McInnis 85%
David McIntosh 92%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 14%
Michael McNulty 19%
Martin Meehan 15%
Carrie Meek 0%
Jack Metcalf 71%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 89%
David Minge 21%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 7%
John Moakley 4%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Constance Morella 29%
Patrick Moynihan 25%
Frank Murkowski 74%
Jack Murtha 14%
Sue Myrick 93%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 74%
Robert William Ney 67%
Don Nickles 90%
Anne Northup 68%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 74%
James Nussle 74%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 11%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 11%
Major Owens 7%
Michael Oxley 68%
Ronald Packard 74%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 4%
Edward Pease 67%
John Peterson 79%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
Owen Pickett 29%
Richard Pombo 79%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
John Edward Porter 68%
Deborah Pryce 79%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 86%
James Ramstad 61%
Ralph Regula 57%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Bob Riley 71%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 21%
Charles Robb 35%
Ciro Rodriguez 11%
Timothy Roemer 32%
James Rogan 93%
William Roth, Jr. 63%
Steve Rothman 11%
Marge Roukema 64%
Jim Ryun 79%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 15%
Rick Santorum 75%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 57%
Joe Scarborough 96%
Robert Schaffer 86%
John Shadegg 93%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 61%
Christopher Shays 64%
E.G. Shuster 79%
Norman Sisisky 30%
Joseph Skeen 64%
Ike Skelton 29%
Gordon Smith 65%
Nick Smith 81%
Bob Smith 89%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Vic Snyder 4%
Mark Souder 80%
Arlen Specter 39%
Floyd Spence 71%
John Spratt, Jr. 4%
Pete Stark 15%
Cliff Stearns 79%
Charles Stenholm 32%
Ted Stevens 55%
Ted Strickland 25%
Bob Stump 86%
Bart Stupak 11%
John Sununu 79%
James Talent 74%
John Tanner 21%
Ellen Tauscher 18%
William Tauzin 63%
Charles Taylor 71%
Gene Taylor 71%
Craig Thomas 85%
William Thomas 71%
Fred Thompson 75%
Karen Thurman 14%
Strom Thurmond 70%
Todd Tiahrt 79%
Robert Torricelli 5%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 43%
James Turner 26%
Bruce Vento 11%
James Walsh 43%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 70%
Wesley Watkins 79%
Mel Watt 4%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 71%
David Weldon 75%
W. Curtis Weldon 63%
Gerald Weller 64%
Paul Wellstone 21%
Robert Wexler 11%
Bob Weygand 7%
Heather Wilson 58%
Bob Wise, Jr. 7%
Lynn Woolsey 7%
Albert Wynn 7%
Bill Young 80%

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.