State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 15%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 23%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 24%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 30%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 53%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 38%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 96%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 84%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 76%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 73%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 11%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 96%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 69%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 34%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 26%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 73%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 15%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 76%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 34%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 23%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 57%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 42%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 73%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 7%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 71%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 11%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 73%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 24%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 7%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 19%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 11%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 84%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 65%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 82%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 76%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 73%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 23%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 30%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 69%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 96%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 76%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 3%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 90%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 23%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 30%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 15%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 42%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 23%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 73%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 81%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 34%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 92%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 73%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 73%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 76%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 34%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 84%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 76%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 19%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 24%
OH Governor John Kasich R 26%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 3%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 26%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 60%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 84%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 69%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 65%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 46%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 69%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 26%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 15%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 7%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 7%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 69%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 19%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 61%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 65%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 19%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 73%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 19%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 61%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 46%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 86%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 88%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 11%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 86%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 38%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 34%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 84%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 71%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 19%
Gary Ackerman 69%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Rob Andrews 65%
Bill Archer 15%
Richard Armey 19%
John Ashcroft 5%
Henry Scott Baesler 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
William Baker 15%
Cass Ballenger 7%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Barr, Jr. 15%
Bill Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 23%
Charlie Bass 23%
Herbert Bateman 3%
Max Baucus 76%
Anthony Beilenson 80%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Howard Berman 73%
Tom Bevill 30%
Brian Bilbray 34%
Michael Bilirakis 34%
Jeff Bingaman 81%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 7%
Peter Blute 38%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 5%
Henry Bonilla 19%
David Edward Bonior 84%
Sonny Bono 15%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Rick Boucher 53%
Bill Bradley 95%
John Breaux 52%
Bill Brewster 26%
Glen Browder 53%
George Brown, Jr. 69%
Hank Brown 19%
Richard Bryan 86%
Ed Bryant 7%
John Bryant 73%
Dale Bumpers 90%
Jim Bunn 23%
Jim Bunning 19%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 90%
Herbert Callahan 3%
Ben Campbell 14%
Thomas Campbell 73%
Mike Castle 34%
John Chafee 52%
Jim Chapman 46%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 19%
Jon Lynn Christensen 26%
Dick Chrysler 30%
William Clay, Sr. 84%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 50%
William Clinger 7%
William Cohen 71%
Ronald Coleman 57%
Barbara-Rose Collins 73%
Cardiss Collins 69%
Michael Collins 15%
Larry Combest 15%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 81%
Wes Cooley 23%
Jerry Costello 84%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 19%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 7%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 19%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Randall Cunningham 19%
Alfonse D'Amato 24%
Patsy Ann Danner 42%
Thomas Daschle 86%
Thomas Davis III 23%
E. Kika de la Garza 46%
Thomas DeLay 3%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Jay Dickey 19%
Norm Dicks 73%
Julian Dixon 76%
Chris Dodd 67%
Robert Dole 730%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 34%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 81%
Robert Dornan 30%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 23%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 19%
Philip English 30%
John Ensign 46%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 11%
Thomas Ewing 15%
Jim Exon 71%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 10%
Harris Fawell 23%
Victor Fazio 57%
Russ Feingold 95%
Cleo Fields 69%
Jack Fields, Jr. 11%
Bob Filner 65%
Floyd Flake 61%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 23%
Thomas Foglietta 84%
Mark Foley 34%
Michael Patrick Forbes 23%
Wendell Ford 71%
Tillie Fowler 34%
Jon David Fox 30%
Sheila Frahm 0%
Barney Frank 80%
Gary Franks 23%
Robert Franks 38%
Dan Frisa 23%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 42%
David Funderburk 19%
Elizabeth Furse 84%
Elton Gallegly 11%
John Ganske 23%
Sam Gejdenson 80%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 80%
Pete Geren 19%
Sam Gibbons 61%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 90%
Henry Gonzalez 46%
William Goodling 38%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 5%
Porter Goss 26%
Daniel Graham 86%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 5%
Enid Greene 34%
James Greenwood 30%
Judd Gregg 19%
Steven Gunderson 23%
Gilbert Gutknecht 34%
Tony Hall 61%
Lee Hamilton 53%
Melton Hancock 26%
James Hansen 23%
Jane Harman 57%
J. Dennis Hastert 7%
Mark Hatfield 29%
James Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 23%
Joel Hefley 30%
W.G. Hefner 38%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 15%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Van Hilleary 26%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 65%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
David Lee Hobson 23%
Pete Hoekstra 38%
Martin Hoke 38%
Thomas Holden 46%
Ernest Hollings 71%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 23%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 19%
Duncan Hunter 11%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 15%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 23%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 65%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
Nancy Johnson 26%
Harry Johnston 76%
J. Bennett Johnston 33%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 33%
Sue Kelly 19%
Dirk Kempthorne 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Joseph Kennedy II 84%
Patrick Kennedy 84%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 57%
Bob Kerrey 81%
Dale Kildee 88%
Jay Kim 15%
Gerald Kleczka 76%
Ronald Klink 76%
Scott Klug 46%
Joseph Knollenberg 15%
Herb Kohl 76%
James Kolbe 23%
Jon Kyl 14%
John LaFalce 76%
Ray LaHood 23%
Tom Lantos 88%
Stephen Largent 30%
Steve LaTourette 26%
Greg Laughlin 3%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Rick Lazio 23%
James Leach 42%
Jerry Lewis 7%
Ron Lewis 19%
Joe Lieberman 71%
Jim Lightfoot 7%
Blanche Lincoln 30%
John Linder 23%
William Lipinski 76%
Robert Livingston 7%
James Longley, Jr. 34%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 19%
William Luther 88%
Connie Mack 10%
Thomas Manton 65%
Don Manzullo 26%
Matthew Martinez 69%
Bill Martini 50%
Frank Mascara 65%
Robert Matsui 73%
Karen McCarthy 69%
Bill McCollum 11%
James McCrery III 15%
Joseph McDade 3%
Paul McHale 80%
John McHugh 26%
Scott McInnis 30%
David McIntosh 7%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 84%
Michael McNulty 61%
Martin Meehan 76%
Carrie Meek 69%
Jack Metcalf 42%
Jan Meyers 38%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 91%
Dan Miller 26%
David Minge 61%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 80%
John Moakley 61%
Susan Molinari 34%
Alan Mollohan 61%
G.V. Montgomery 23%
Carlos Moorhead 11%
Constance Morella 57%
Carol Moseley Braun 62%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 57%
Sue Myrick 19%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 19%
Mark Neumann 46%
Robert William Ney 11%
Don Nickles 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 7%
Sam Nunn 43%
James Nussle 19%
Jim Oberstar 84%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Bill Orton 57%
Major Owens 92%
Michael Oxley 11%
Ronald Packard 11%
Mike Parker 7%
William Paxon 15%
Donald Payne 84%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 42%
Claiborne Pell 67%
Pete Peterson 38%
Owen Pickett 30%
Richard Pombo 19%
Earl Pomeroy 65%
John Edward Porter 42%
Glenn Poshard 69%
Larry Pressler 14%
Deborah Pryce 26%
David Pryor 76%
James Quillen 3%
Jack Quinn 30%
George Radanovich 19%
James Ramstad 38%
Ralph Regula 19%
Bill Richardson 57%
Frank Riggs 23%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 96%
Charles Robb 81%
Timothy Roemer 53%
Charles Rose III 42%
Toby Roth 15%
William Roth, Jr. 38%
Marge Roukema 46%
Martin Olav Sabo 84%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 34%
Joe Scarborough 30%
Daniel Schaefer 15%
Steven Schiff 15%
Pat Schroeder 80%
Andrea Seastrand 23%
John Shadegg 26%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 30%
Christopher Shays 61%
E.G. Shuster 23%
Paul Simon 86%
Alan Simpson 24%
Norman Sisisky 26%
David Skaggs 73%
Joseph Skeen 3%
Ike Skelton 38%
Linda Smith 46%
Nick Smith 19%
Bob Smith 14%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 26%
Mark Souder 34%
Arlen Specter 57%
Floyd Spence 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 61%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 19%
Charles Stenholm 30%
Ted Stevens 5%
Louis Stokes 92%
Gerry Studds 80%
Bob Stump 15%
Bart Stupak 73%
James Talent 26%
John Tanner 26%
Randy Tate 34%
William Tauzin 15%
Charles Taylor 11%
Gene Taylor 53%
Frank Tejeda 38%
Craig Thomas 14%
William Thomas 7%
Fred Thompson 43%
Ray Thornton 50%
Karen Thurman 65%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 34%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 76%
Ed Towns 73%
James Traficant, Jr. 46%
Bruce Vento 84%
Harold Volkmer 50%
Barbara Vucanovich 7%
Robert Walker 15%
James Walsh 19%
Zach Wamp 26%
Michael Ward 69%
John Warner 24%
Mel Watt 73%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 23%
David Weldon 26%
W. Curtis Weldon 34%
Gerald Weller 11%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 23%
Pat Williams 57%
Charles Wilson 53%
Bob Wise, Jr. 73%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
Albert Wynn 76%
Sidney Yates 84%
Bill Young 19%
Bill Zeliff 11%
Richard Zimmer 53%

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.