State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 42%
Gary Ackerman 58%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 83%
Wayne Allard 8%
Thomas Allen 68%
Rob Andrews 89%
Bill Archer 11%
Richard Armey 21%
John Ashcroft 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 63%
Bob Barr, Jr. 47%
Bill Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 37%
Charlie Bass 53%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 75%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Howard Berman 53%
Marion Berry 42%
Brian Bilbray 47%
Michael Bilirakis 26%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Rod Blagojevich 79%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 37%
Kit Bond 33%
Henry Bonilla 11%
David Edward Bonior 74%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 68%
Leonard Boswell 53%
Rick Boucher 53%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
John Breaux 58%
George Brown, Jr. 53%
Richard Bryan 75%
Ed Bryant 16%
Jim Bunning 21%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 26%
Steve Buyer 16%
Robert Byrd 83%
Herbert Callahan 16%
Ben Campbell 17%
Thomas Campbell 58%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 37%
Chris Cannon 21%
Julia Carson 84%
Mike Castle 42%
John Chafee 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 32%
William Clay, Sr. 63%
Eva Clayton 58%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 67%
Robert Clement 32%
Michael Collins 32%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 74%
Kent Conrad 83%
Merrill Cook 32%
John Cooksey 16%
Jerry Costello 58%
Paul Coverdell 25%
Christopher Cox 37%
William Coyne 68%
Larry Craig 17%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 16%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 21%
Patsy Ann Danner 58%
Thomas Daschle 67%
James Davis 47%
Thomas Davis III 5%
Bill Delahunt 89%
Thomas DeLay 5%
Peter Deutsch 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 32%
Jay Dickey 26%
Norm Dicks 16%
Julian Dixon 37%
Chris Dodd 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 16%
John Doolittle 21%
Byron Dorgan 83%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
Chet Edwards 26%
Vern Ehlers 26%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 26%
Jo Ann Emerson 26%
Philip English 26%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Lane Evans 79%
Terry Everett 21%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Russ Feingold 83%
Bob Filner 79%
Mark Foley 42%
Michael Patrick Forbes 53%
Harold Ford, Jr. 32%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Tillie Fowler 37%
Barney Frank 84%
Robert Franks 68%
William Frist 17%
Jonas Frost III 32%
Elton Gallegly 26%
John Ganske 53%
Sam Gejdenson 79%
George Gekas 16%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 68%
Jim Gibbons 58%
Wayne Gilchrest 26%
Paul Gillmor 32%
Benjamin Gilman 37%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
William Goodling 42%
Bart Gordon 47%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 26%
Daniel Graham 58%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Rodney Grams 17%
James Greenwood 32%
Judd Gregg 42%
Gilbert Gutknecht 37%
Tony Hall 47%
James Hansen 16%
J. Dennis Hastert 16%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 37%
Joel Hefley 53%
Jesse Helms 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Rick Hill 16%
Van Hilleary 37%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 53%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
David Lee Hobson 21%
Pete Hoekstra 32%
Thomas Holden 53%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Darlene Hooley 63%
Stephen Horn 58%
John Nathan Hostettler 26%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 11%
Kenny Hulshof 32%
Duncan Hunter 37%
Asa Hutchinson 32%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Kay Hutchison 42%
Henry Hyde 11%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 21%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 84%
William Jefferson 32%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 26%
Christopher John 21%
Nancy Johnson 21%
Paul Kanjorski 47%
Sue Kelly 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Bob Kerrey 75%
Dale Kildee 74%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 63%
Gerald Kleczka 89%
Ronald Klink 53%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 58%
James Kolbe 5%
Dennis Kucinich 84%
Jon Kyl 17%
John LaFalce 63%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 53%
Tom Lantos 84%
Stephen Largent 16%
Steve LaTourette 26%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
Rick Lazio 32%
James Leach 47%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Ron Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 75%
John Linder 11%
William Lipinski 79%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 33%
William Luther 74%
Connie Mack 17%
James Maloney 68%
Don Manzullo 21%
Matthew Martinez 39%
Frank Mascara 63%
Robert Matsui 32%
Karen McCarthy 53%
Bill McCollum 11%
James McCrery III 5%
John McHugh 47%
Scott McInnis 26%
David McIntosh 37%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 84%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 79%
Carrie Meek 47%
Jack Metcalf 58%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 53%
Dan Miller 37%
David Minge 47%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 68%
John Moakley 63%
Alan Mollohan 37%
Constance Morella 58%
Patrick Moynihan 67%
Frank Murkowski 17%
Jack Murtha 32%
Sue Myrick 26%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 11%
Robert William Ney 42%
Don Nickles 8%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 32%
James Nussle 21%
Jim Oberstar 58%
Dave Obey 84%
John Olver 84%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 32%
Major Owens 84%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 5%
Ron Paul 74%
Donald Payne 74%
Edward Pease 16%
John Peterson 5%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Owen Pickett 21%
Richard Pombo 26%
Earl Pomeroy 37%
John Edward Porter 37%
Deborah Pryce 16%
Jack Quinn 53%
George Radanovich 26%
James Ramstad 53%
Ralph Regula 11%
Silvestre Reyes 42%
Bob Riley 21%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 95%
Charles Robb 42%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Timothy Roemer 47%
James Rogan 21%
William Roth, Jr. 33%
Steve Rothman 84%
Marge Roukema 42%
Jim Ryun 21%
Martin Olav Sabo 68%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 26%
Rick Santorum 25%
Paul Sarbanes 83%
Jim Saxton 37%
Joe Scarborough 58%
Robert Schaffer 32%
John Shadegg 26%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 37%
Christopher Shays 68%
E.G. Shuster 21%
Norman Sisisky 42%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 32%
Gordon Smith 50%
Nick Smith 42%
Bob Smith 17%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Vic Snyder 42%
Mark Souder 53%
Arlen Specter 50%
Floyd Spence 26%
John Spratt, Jr. 58%
Pete Stark 79%
Cliff Stearns 53%
Charles Stenholm 21%
Ted Stevens 8%
Ted Strickland 68%
Bob Stump 16%
Bart Stupak 63%
John Sununu 47%
James Talent 42%
John Tanner 37%
Ellen Tauscher 58%
William Tauzin 5%
Charles Taylor 26%
Gene Taylor 63%
Craig Thomas 17%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 17%
Karen Thurman 42%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 37%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 42%
James Traficant, Jr. 42%
James Turner 26%
Bruce Vento 79%
James Walsh 42%
Zach Wamp 53%
John Warner 17%
Wesley Watkins 16%
Mel Watt 42%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 11%
David Weldon 21%
W. Curtis Weldon 53%
Gerald Weller 16%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 74%
Bob Weygand 89%
Heather Wilson 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 47%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
Albert Wynn 42%
Bill Young 16%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 63%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 74%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 89%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 74%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 58%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 53%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 56%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 53%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 84%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 58%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 58%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 84%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 63%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 68%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 79%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 42%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 79%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 58%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 74%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 63%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 79%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 47%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 42%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 68%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 83%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 63%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 32%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 37%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 37%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 26%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 83%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 63%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 92%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 74%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 75%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 63%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 47%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 74%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 58%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 89%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 84%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 58%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 89%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 68%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 80%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 74%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 79%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 53%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 83%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 89%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 74%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 84%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 42%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 68%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 42%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 58%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 47%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 83%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 75%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 84%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 58%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 58%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 32%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 74%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 32%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 74%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 84%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 53%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 74%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 74%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 53%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 68%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 68%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 89%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 53%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 26%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 47%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 26%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 25%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 21%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 11%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 47%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 21%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 47%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 26%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 58%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 26%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 53%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 42%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 68%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 8%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 32%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 37%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 8%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 21%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 17%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 37%
OH Governor John Kasich R 53%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 26%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 47%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 11%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 79%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 21%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 27%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 8%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 21%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 26%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 16%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 42%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 32%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 26%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 26%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 63%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 42%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 53%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 37%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 58%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 47%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 8%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 5%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 42%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 5%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 63%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 32%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 32%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 32%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 37%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 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.