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

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.