State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Larry Craig 0%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
John Ensign 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Ben Nelson 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sununu 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
George Voinovich 0%
John Warner 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.