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