State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 53%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 68%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 79%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 89%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 93%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 13%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 31%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 13%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 21%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 26%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 11%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 75%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 14%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 15%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 13%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 64%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 14%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 95%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 9%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 72%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 75%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 73%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 82%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 23%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 16%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 4%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 76%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 26%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 77%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 18%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 21%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 92%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 31%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 59%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 88%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 68%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 71%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 11%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 27%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 11%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 24%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 13%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 84%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 22%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 13%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 63%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 62%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 63%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 26%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 74%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 86%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 29%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 82%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 73%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 28%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 71%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 18%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 31%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 71%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 16%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 23%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 18%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 13%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 13%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 88%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 95%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 82%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 76%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 91%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 44%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 86%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 66%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 91%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 84%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 62%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 31%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 9%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 37%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 97%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 68%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 15%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 84%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 34%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 64%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 15%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 88%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 88%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 42%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 16%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 13%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 91%
Rob Andrews 62%
Bill Archer 84%
Richard Armey 81%
John Ashcroft 81%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
William Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 70%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 77%
Bill Barrett 68%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 54%
Max Baucus 40%
Anthony Beilenson 11%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 72%
Howard Berman 11%
Tom Bevill 37%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 68%
Peter Blute 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 62%
Henry Bonilla 63%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 74%
Rick Boucher 11%
Bill Bradley 33%
John Breaux 18%
George Brown, Jr. 18%
Hank Brown 94%
Richard Bryan 23%
Ed Bryant 84%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 16%
Jim Bunn 60%
Jim Bunning 73%
Conrad Burns 65%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 18%
Herbert Callahan 64%
Ben Campbell 57%
Mike Castle 75%
John Chafee 65%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 78%
Jon Lynn Christensen 93%
Dick Chrysler 91%
William Clay, Sr. 9%
Eva Clayton 11%
William Cohen 55%
Ronald Coleman 9%
Barbara-Rose Collins 6%
Cardiss Collins 17%
Michael Collins 75%
Larry Combest 73%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 27%
Wes Cooley 84%
Jerry Costello 35%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Christopher Cox 84%
Larry Craig 73%
Robert Cramer 44%
Philip Crane 90%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 84%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Alfonse D'Amato 68%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 15%
Thomas Davis III 64%
E. Kika de la Garza 27%
Thomas DeLay 68%
Ronald Dellums 18%
Peter Deutsch 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Jay Dickey 75%
Norm Dicks 15%
Julian Dixon 11%
Chris Dodd 15%
Robert Dole 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 45%
John Doolittle 82%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Robert Dornan 78%
David Dreier 86%
Jennifer Dunn 73%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 74%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 71%
Bill Emerson 65%
Philip English 71%
John Ensign 88%
Lane Evans 15%
Terry Everett 66%
Thomas Ewing 81%
Jim Exon 33%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 81%
Harris Fawell 84%
Victor Fazio 13%
Russ Feingold 44%
Cleo Fields 18%
Jack Fields, Jr. 86%
Bob Filner 14%
Floyd Flake 13%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 71%
Mark Foley 84%
Michael Patrick Forbes 65%
Wendell Ford 7%
Tillie Fowler 75%
Jon David Fox 81%
Barney Frank 25%
Gary Franks 73%
Robert Franks 80%
Dan Frisa 82%
William Frist 73%
Jonas Frost III 14%
David Funderburk 82%
Elton Gallegly 76%
John Ganske 84%
Sam Gejdenson 15%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 11%
Pete Geren 54%
Sam Gibbons 15%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 77%
Benjamin Gilman 63%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 23%
Henry Gonzalez 13%
Slade Gorton 65%
Porter Goss 91%
Daniel Graham 26%
William Phillip Gramm 81%
Rodney Grams 91%
Enid Greene 75%
Judd Gregg 86%
Steven Gunderson 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 88%
Tony Hall 23%
Lee Hamilton 37%
Melton Hancock 84%
James Hansen 65%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 75%
Mark Hatfield 63%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Joel Hefley 75%
W.G. Hefner 15%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 79%
Jesse Helms 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 77%
Van Hilleary 84%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 17%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
David Lee Hobson 84%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Ernest Hollings 34%
Stephen Horn 77%
John Nathan Hostettler 77%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Duncan Hunter 64%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 80%
Kay Hutchison 76%
Henry Hyde 68%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 52%
William Jefferson 9%
James Merrill Jeffords 64%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Harry Johnston 14%
J. Bennett Johnston 13%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 72%
Sue Kelly 64%
Dirk Kempthorne 73%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 23%
Joseph Kennedy II 20%
Patrick Kennedy 27%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 15%
Bob Kerrey 28%
Dale Kildee 20%
Jay Kim 84%
Gerald Kleczka 42%
Scott Klug 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Herb Kohl 42%
James Kolbe 64%
Jon Kyl 84%
John LaFalce 18%
Ray LaHood 68%
Tom Lantos 16%
Stephen Largent 95%
Steve LaTourette 66%
Greg Laughlin 65%
Frank Lautenberg 28%
Rick Lazio 66%
James Leach 64%
Jerry Lewis 58%
Ron Lewis 71%
Joe Lieberman 21%
Jim Lightfoot 55%
Blanche Lincoln 52%
John Linder 77%
William Lipinski 47%
Robert Livingston 55%
James Longley, Jr. 81%
Trent Lott, Sr. 71%
Dick Lugar 83%
William Luther 55%
Connie Mack 81%
Thomas Manton 20%
Don Manzullo 86%
Matthew Martinez 15%
Bill Martini 82%
Frank Mascara 31%
Robert Matsui 12%
Karen McCarthy 35%
Bill McCollum 71%
James McCrery III 68%
John McHugh 64%
Scott McInnis 88%
David McIntosh 84%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 15%
Michael McNulty 45%
Martin Meehan 43%
Carrie Meek 6%
Jack Metcalf 82%
Jan Meyers 79%
Dan Miller 93%
David Minge 55%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 13%
John Moakley 5%
Susan Molinari 73%
Alan Mollohan 7%
G.V. Montgomery 62%
Carlos Moorhead 71%
Constance Morella 50%
Carol Moseley Braun 18%
Patrick Moynihan 16%
Frank Murkowski 62%
Sue Myrick 88%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 75%
Mark Neumann 91%
Robert William Ney 75%
Don Nickles 83%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
Sam Nunn 40%
James Nussle 88%
Jim Oberstar 18%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 15%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 22%
Bill Orton 44%
Major Owens 23%
Michael Oxley 75%
Ronald Packard 62%
Mike Parker 72%
William Paxon 86%
Donald Payne 18%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 33%
Clay Pell 21%
Pete Peterson 19%
Owen Pickett 31%
Richard Pombo 73%
Earl Pomeroy 34%
John Edward Porter 73%
Glenn Poshard 46%
Larry Pressler 76%
David Pryor 13%
Jack Quinn 72%
George Radanovich 82%
James Ramstad 93%
Bill Richardson 19%
Frank Riggs 65%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 28%
Charles Robb 36%
Timothy Roemer 51%
Charles Rose III 33%
Toby Roth 86%
William Roth, Jr. 84%
Marge Roukema 63%
Martin Olav Sabo 15%
Paul Sarbanes 7%
Jim Saxton 60%
Joe Scarborough 88%
Daniel Schaefer 77%
Steven Schiff 63%
Pat Schroeder 25%
Andrea Seastrand 81%
John Shadegg 88%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 77%
Paul Simon 18%
Alan Simpson 67%
Norman Sisisky 35%
David Skaggs 8%
Joseph Skeen 59%
Ike Skelton 43%
Linda Smith 93%
Nick Smith 95%
Bob Smith 83%
Olympia Snowe 68%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 83%
Mark Souder 91%
Arlen Specter 57%
Pete Stark 18%
Cliff Stearns 86%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 60%
Gerry Studds 16%
Bob Stump 77%
Bart Stupak 34%
James Talent 88%
Randy Tate 84%
William Tauzin 62%
Charles Taylor 71%
Gene Taylor 53%
Frank Tejeda 18%
Craig Thomas 78%
William Thomas 70%
Fred Thompson 78%
Ray Thornton 19%
Karen Thurman 27%
Strom Thurmond 71%
Todd Tiahrt 88%
Peter Torkildsen 62%
Esteban Edward Torres 9%
Robert Torricelli 27%
Ed Towns 17%
Bruce Vento 22%
Harold Volkmer 27%
Barbara Vucanovich 61%
James Walsh 53%
Zach Wamp 86%
Michael Ward 29%
John Warner 75%
Mel Watt 18%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 75%
David Weldon 77%
Gerald Weller 75%
Paul Wellstone 26%
Rick White 80%
Pat Williams 14%
Charles Wilson 25%
Bob Wise, Jr. 13%
Lynn Woolsey 18%
Albert Wynn 16%
Sidney Yates 8%
Bill Young 65%
Bill Zeliff 90%
Richard Zimmer 88%

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.