State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
John Breaux 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
John Ensign 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Larry Craig 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Don Nickles 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Craig Thomas 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.