State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 39%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 12%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 18%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 35%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 59%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 39%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 19%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 69%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 13%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 22%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 39%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 62%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 44%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 6%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 22%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 62%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 6%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 24%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 13%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 42%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 75%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 12%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 27%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 59%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 59%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 28%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 21%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 12%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 69%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 79%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 73%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 94%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 75%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 12%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 6%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 69%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 12%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 12%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 6%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 87%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 75%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 69%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 6%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 47%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 56%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 12%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 12%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 69%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 69%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 12%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 6%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 19%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 12%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 62%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 94%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 69%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 88%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 13%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 6%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 67%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 12%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 75%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 81%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 94%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 75%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 19%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 19%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 7%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 81%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 81%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 56%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 12%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 12%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 19%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 31%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 69%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 94%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
OH Governor John Kasich R 6%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 62%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 17%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 6%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 47%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 69%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 8%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 56%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 17%
Gary Ackerman 69%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 44%
Wayne Allard 12%
Rob Andrews 53%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 22%
Henry Scott Baesler 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 17%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
Charlie Bass 12%
Herbert Bateman 7%
Max Baucus 33%
Anthony Beilenson 92%
Bob Bennett 24%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 6%
Howard Berman 77%
Tom Bevill 25%
Brian Bilbray 12%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 44%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 27%
Kit Bond 11%
Henry Bonilla 25%
David Edward Bonior 81%
Sonny Bono 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Rick Boucher 71%
Bill Bradley 83%
John Breaux 17%
George Brown, Jr. 88%
Hank Brown 8%
Richard Bryan 35%
Ed Bryant 6%
John Bryant 83%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunn 8%
Jim Bunning 12%
Conrad Burns 22%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 7%
Ben Campbell 18%
Thomas Campbell 25%
Mike Castle 12%
John Chafee 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
Dick Chrysler 9%
William Clay, Sr. 92%
Eva Clayton 75%
Robert Clement 40%
William Cohen 58%
Ronald Coleman 83%
Barbara-Rose Collins 90%
Cardiss Collins 92%
Michael Collins 12%
Larry Combest 6%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 35%
Wes Cooley 8%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 22%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 94%
Larry Craig 22%
Robert Cramer 19%
Philip Crane 12%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 8%
Barbara Cubin 12%
Randall Cunningham 6%
Alfonse D'Amato 17%
Patsy Ann Danner 31%
Thomas Daschle 44%
Thomas Davis III 12%
E. Kika de la Garza 40%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 44%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 31%
Jay Dickey 7%
Norm Dicks 69%
Julian Dixon 81%
Chris Dodd 39%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 13%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 25%
Byron Dorgan 44%
Robert Dornan 8%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Bill Emerson 8%
Philip English 19%
John Ensign 40%
Lane Evans 94%
Terry Everett 6%
Thomas Ewing 12%
Jim Exon 33%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 29%
Harris Fawell 6%
Victor Fazio 69%
Russ Feingold 82%
Cleo Fields 78%
Jack Fields, Jr. 8%
Bob Filner 93%
Floyd Flake 81%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 0%
Thomas Foglietta 88%
Mark Foley 6%
Michael Patrick Forbes 13%
Wendell Ford 17%
Tillie Fowler 13%
Jon David Fox 6%
Barney Frank 88%
Gary Franks 42%
Robert Franks 27%
Dan Frisa 8%
William Frist 17%
Jonas Frost III 44%
David Funderburk 0%
Elizabeth Furse 67%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 6%
Sam Gejdenson 88%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 47%
Pete Geren 27%
Sam Gibbons 83%
Wayne Gilchrest 6%
Paul Gillmor 12%
Benjamin Gilman 19%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 50%
Henry Gonzalez 75%
William Goodling 12%
Bart Gordon 38%
Slade Gorton 11%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 39%
William Phillip Gramm 20%
Rodney Grams 22%
Enid Greene 8%
James Greenwood 13%
Judd Gregg 17%
Steven Gunderson 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 6%
Tony Hall 79%
Lee Hamilton 25%
Melton Hancock 8%
James Hansen 6%
Jane Harman 47%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Mark Hatfield 45%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 12%
Joel Hefley 6%
W.G. Hefner 44%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 8%
Jesse Helms 18%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Van Hilleary 19%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 31%
Ernest Hollings 29%
Stephen Horn 20%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 13%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 6%
Kay Hutchison 12%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 12%
Daniel Inouye 35%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 6%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 42%
William Jefferson 81%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
Nancy Johnson 6%
Harry Johnston 82%
J. Bennett Johnston 42%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 58%
Sue Kelly 6%
Dirk Kempthorne 22%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Joseph Kennedy II 69%
Patrick Kennedy 81%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 56%
Bob Kerrey 47%
Dale Kildee 50%
Jay Kim 6%
Gerald Kleczka 56%
Ronald Klink 62%
Scott Klug 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 19%
Jon Kyl 12%
John LaFalce 80%
Ray LaHood 12%
Tom Lantos 69%
Stephen Largent 12%
Steve LaTourette 6%
Greg Laughlin 25%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Rick Lazio 6%
James Leach 19%
Jerry Lewis 12%
Ron Lewis 19%
Joe Lieberman 28%
Jim Lightfoot 8%
Blanche Lincoln 42%
John Linder 6%
William Lipinski 25%
Robert Livingston 0%
James Longley, Jr. 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 17%
Dick Lugar 17%
William Luther 62%
Connie Mack 31%
Thomas Manton 38%
Don Manzullo 12%
Matthew Martinez 81%
Bill Martini 17%
Frank Mascara 31%
Robert Matsui 94%
Karen McCarthy 75%
Bill McCollum 6%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 18%
Paul McHale 44%
John McHugh 19%
Scott McInnis 19%
David McIntosh 20%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Michael McNulty 40%
Martin Meehan 80%
Carrie Meek 87%
Jack Metcalf 6%
Jan Meyers 36%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Dan Miller 6%
David Minge 69%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 94%
John Moakley 67%
Susan Molinari 0%
Alan Mollohan 62%
G.V. Montgomery 8%
Carlos Moorhead 8%
Constance Morella 56%
Carol Moseley Braun 78%
Patrick Moynihan 53%
Frank Murkowski 6%
Jack Murtha 56%
Sue Myrick 6%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 19%
Mark Neumann 25%
Robert William Ney 12%
Don Nickles 22%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 6%
Sam Nunn 58%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 67%
John Olver 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 53%
Bill Orton 33%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 7%
Mike Parker 0%
William Paxon 6%
Donald Payne 94%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 42%
Claiborne Pell 83%
Pete Peterson 58%
Owen Pickett 38%
Richard Pombo 19%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
John Edward Porter 7%
Glenn Poshard 56%
Larry Pressler 8%
Deborah Pryce 6%
David Pryor 60%
Jack Quinn 19%
George Radanovich 7%
James Ramstad 12%
Ralph Regula 6%
Bill Richardson 62%
Frank Riggs 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 81%
Charles Robb 39%
Timothy Roemer 44%
Charles Rose III 58%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 6%
Marge Roukema 38%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Rick Santorum 17%
Paul Sarbanes 44%
Jim Saxton 6%
Joe Scarborough 27%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 13%
Pat Schroeder 92%
Andrea Seastrand 8%
John Shadegg 12%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 25%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Paul Simon 100%
Alan Simpson 58%
Norman Sisisky 25%
David Skaggs 94%
Joseph Skeen 12%
Ike Skelton 31%
Linda Smith 27%
Nick Smith 7%
Bob Smith 28%
Olympia Snowe 22%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 7%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 33%
Floyd Spence 7%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 6%
Charles Stenholm 31%
Ted Stevens 11%
Louis Stokes 100%
Gerry Studds 91%
Bob Stump 6%
Bart Stupak 62%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 40%
Randy Tate 8%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 7%
Gene Taylor 12%
Frank Tejeda 36%
Craig Thomas 28%
William Thomas 6%
Fred Thompson 11%
Ray Thornton 67%
Karen Thurman 53%
Strom Thurmond 17%
Todd Tiahrt 12%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 88%
Robert Torricelli 56%
Ed Towns 93%
James Traficant, Jr. 31%
Bruce Vento 88%
Harold Volkmer 27%
Barbara Vucanovich 8%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 19%
Michael Ward 82%
John Warner 22%
Mel Watt 93%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 20%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 8%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 56%
Rick White 19%
Pat Williams 90%
Charles Wilson 64%
Bob Wise, Jr. 62%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
Albert Wynn 81%
Sidney Yates 94%
Bill Young 0%
Bill Zeliff 25%
Richard Zimmer 33%

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.