State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 29%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 21%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 29%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 14%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 21%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 93%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 92%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 86%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 86%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 86%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 23%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 79%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 21%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 79%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 86%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 29%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 86%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 14%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 85%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 57%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 71%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 86%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 79%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 86%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 79%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 15%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 14%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 15%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 7%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 14%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 86%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 15%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 71%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 21%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 43%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 79%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 83%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 86%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 71%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 29%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 29%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 29%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 14%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 29%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 8%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 43%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 57%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 79%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 86%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 86%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 86%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 86%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 71%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 86%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 79%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 38%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 7%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 86%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 64%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 86%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 71%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 64%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 21%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 29%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 71%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 31%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 86%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 36%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 21%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 36%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 21%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 14%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 31%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 71%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 29%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 79%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 79%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 79%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 29%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 21%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 69%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 85%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 85%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 86%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 57%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 86%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 79%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 86%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 71%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 21%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 29%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 64%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 86%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 14%
OH Governor John Kasich R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 23%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 29%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 29%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 79%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 71%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 86%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 86%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 36%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 21%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 36%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 71%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 29%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 79%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 29%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 43%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 21%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 14%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 23%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 29%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 21%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 21%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 15%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 36%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 71%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 62%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 86%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 21%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 86%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 14%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 93%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 29%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 79%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 7%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 86%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 29%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 83%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 86%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 29%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 64%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 29%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 21%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 85%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 71%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 57%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Wayne Allard 14%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 21%
Richard Armey 21%
John Ashcroft 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 43%
Bob Barr, Jr. 29%
Bill Barrett 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 21%
Charlie Bass 36%
Herbert Bateman 21%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Bennett 29%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 79%
Douglas Bereuter 21%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 21%
Michael Bilirakis 21%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Rod Blagojevich 71%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 64%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 43%
David Edward Bonior 64%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
Robert Borski, Jr. 62%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
John Breaux 29%
Richard Bryan 71%
Ed Bryant 7%
Jim Bunning 29%
Conrad Burns 29%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 43%
Herbert Callahan 21%
Ben Campbell 43%
Thomas Campbell 69%
Chris Cannon 29%
Julia Carson 85%
Mike Castle 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 42%
William Clay, Sr. 86%
Eva Clayton 86%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 57%
Robert Clement 21%
Michael Collins 7%
Larry Combest 21%
Gary Condit 36%
Kent Conrad 43%
Merrill Cook 15%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 23%
Christopher Cox 21%
William Coyne 86%
Larry Craig 43%
Robert Cramer 21%
Philip Crane 31%
Barbara Cubin 14%
Randall Cunningham 14%
Patsy Ann Danner 29%
Thomas Daschle 57%
James Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 79%
Thomas DeLay 14%
James DeMint 21%
Peter Deutsch 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 21%
Jay Dickey 21%
Norm Dicks 85%
Julian Dixon 86%
Chris Dodd 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 71%
John Doolittle 36%
Byron Dorgan 57%
David Dreier 29%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
John Edwards 67%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 29%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 36%
Jo Ann Emerson 21%
Philip English 36%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Lane Evans 79%
Terry Everett 21%
Thomas Ewing 21%
Russ Feingold 86%
Bob Filner 86%
Peter Fitzgerald 17%
Ernest Fletcher 29%
Mark Foley 43%
Michael Patrick Forbes 36%
Harold Ford, Jr. 58%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 31%
Tillie Fowler 21%
Barney Frank 86%
Robert Franks 29%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 69%
Elton Gallegly 14%
John Ganske 21%
Sam Gejdenson 86%
George Gekas 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 69%
Jim Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 18%
Paul Gillmor 14%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 36%
William Goodling 29%
Bart Gordon 21%
Slade Gorton 43%
Porter Goss 29%
Daniel Graham 57%
William Phillip Gramm 29%
Rodney Grams 14%
Mark Green 29%
James Greenwood 71%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 21%
Tony Hall 21%
James Hansen 14%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
Robert Hayes 14%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 29%
Joel Hefley 21%
Jesse Helms 29%
Wally Herger, Jr. 21%
Baron Hill 36%
Rick Hill 21%
Van Hilleary 21%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 71%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
David Lee Hobson 29%
Pete Hoekstra 43%
Thomas Holden 29%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Darlene Hooley 77%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 36%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 29%
Duncan Hunter 21%
Asa Hutchinson 21%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 29%
Kay Hutchison 29%
Henry Hyde 21%
Daniel Inouye 71%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 86%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 71%
William Lewis Jenkins 21%
Christopher John 21%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
Sue Kelly 36%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 71%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
Bob Kerrey 71%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
Gerald Kleczka 64%
Ronald Klink 57%
Joseph Knollenberg 21%
Herb Kohl 71%
James Kolbe 57%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
Steven Kuykendall 50%
Jon Kyl 14%
John LaFalce 57%
Ray LaHood 21%
Nicholas Lampson 64%
Tom Lantos 79%
Stephen Largent 21%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Frank Lautenberg 71%
Rick Lazio 8%
James Leach 43%
Jerry Lewis 46%
Ron Lewis 21%
Joe Lieberman 57%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 29%
William Lipinski 23%
Trent Lott, Sr. 14%
Dick Lugar 14%
William Luther 64%
Connie Mack 17%
James Maloney 50%
Don Manzullo 36%
Matthew Martinez 67%
Frank Mascara 29%
Robert Matsui 86%
Karen McCarthy 85%
Bill McCollum 21%
James McCrery III 7%
John McHugh 14%
Scott McInnis 23%
David McIntosh 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 86%
Michael McNulty 54%
Martin Meehan 86%
Carrie Meek 86%
Jack Metcalf 21%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 85%
Dan Miller 36%
David Minge 57%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 57%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 64%
Constance Morella 79%
Patrick Moynihan 57%
Frank Murkowski 14%
Jack Murtha 57%
Sue Myrick 21%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 29%
Robert William Ney 43%
Don Nickles 29%
Anne Northup 21%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 21%
James Nussle 21%
Jim Oberstar 64%
Dave Obey 57%
John Olver 86%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Doug Ose 36%
Major Owens 86%
Michael Oxley 21%
Ronald Packard 15%
Ron Paul 64%
Donald Payne 86%
Edward Pease 43%
John Peterson 15%
David Phelps 29%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 14%
Owen Pickett 71%
Richard Pombo 36%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
John Edward Porter 64%
Deborah Pryce 31%
Jack Quinn 21%
George Radanovich 21%
James Ramstad 7%
Ralph Regula 21%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 14%
Bob Riley 21%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 92%
Charles Robb 71%
Ciro Rodriguez 79%
Timothy Roemer 36%
James Rogan 21%
William Roth, Jr. 14%
Steve Rothman 71%
Marge Roukema 14%
Jim Ryun 21%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 71%
Jim Saxton 14%
Joe Scarborough 42%
Robert Schaffer 29%
John Shadegg 21%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 15%
Christopher Shays 43%
Donald Sherwood 21%
Ronnie Shows 7%
E.G. Shuster 21%
Norman Sisisky 64%
Joseph Skeen 36%
Ike Skelton 15%
Gordon Smith 14%
Nick Smith 14%
Bob Smith 29%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 79%
Mark Souder 14%
Arlen Specter 43%
Floyd Spence 21%
John Spratt, Jr. 36%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 21%
Charles Stenholm 21%
Ted Stevens 29%
Ted Strickland 64%
Bob Stump 21%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sununu 31%
John Sweeney 14%
James Talent 14%
Tom Tancredo 21%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
William Tauzin 21%
Charles Taylor 21%
Gene Taylor 7%
Craig Thomas 29%
William Thomas 27%
Fred Thompson 14%
Karen Thurman 77%
Strom Thurmond 14%
Todd Tiahrt 29%
Robert Torricelli 71%
Ed Towns 85%
James Traficant, Jr. 29%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 69%
James Turner 14%
Bruce Vento 77%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 14%
Zach Wamp 29%
John Warner 29%
Wesley Watkins 21%
Mel Watt 86%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 21%
Anthony Weiner 67%
David Weldon 14%
W. Curtis Weldon 7%
Gerald Weller 29%
Paul Wellstone 86%
Robert Wexler 79%
Bob Weygand 64%
Heather Wilson 36%
Bob Wise, Jr. 69%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
David Wu 77%
Albert Wynn 79%
Bill Young 21%

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.