State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 10%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 10%
John Ashcroft 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
William Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 78%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 90%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 90%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 20%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 90%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 70%
George Brown, Jr. 80%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 70%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 90%
Dale Bumpers 89%
Jim Bunn 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 30%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 30%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
Mike Castle 40%
John Chafee 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 10%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 90%
Robert Clement 90%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 10%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 90%
Wes Cooley 10%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 10%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 10%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 20%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 20%
E. Kika de la Garza 80%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 90%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 13%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 70%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Robert Dornan 11%
David Dreier 10%
Jennifer Dunn 13%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Bill Emerson 10%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 30%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 10%
Thomas Ewing 10%
Jim Exon 90%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 10%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 89%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 10%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 100%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 30%
Thomas Foglietta 90%
Mark Foley 40%
Michael Patrick Forbes 22%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 40%
Barney Frank 80%
Gary Franks 20%
Robert Franks 40%
Dan Frisa 10%
William Frist 10%
Jonas Frost III 90%
David Funderburk 10%
Elizabeth Furse 70%
Elton Gallegly 10%
John Ganske 20%
Sam Gejdenson 90%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Pete Geren 20%
Sam Gibbons 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 22%
Benjamin Gilman 56%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 90%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 30%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 70%
William Phillip Gramm 20%
Rodney Grams 10%
Enid Greene 20%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 20%
Steven Gunderson 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 30%
Tony Hall 89%
Lee Hamilton 70%
Melton Hancock 10%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
Mark Hatfield 30%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 10%
W.G. Hefner 80%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 20%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Van Hilleary 30%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 90%
Stephen Horn 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Henry Hyde 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 10%
Nancy Johnson 30%
Harry Johnston 89%
J. Bennett Johnston 100%
Paul Kanjorski 90%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 10%
Sue Kelly 30%
Dirk Kempthorne 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 70%
Bob Kerrey 60%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 10%
Gerald Kleczka 90%
Ronald Klink 89%
Scott Klug 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 70%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 20%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 40%
Tom Lantos 90%
Stephen Largent 20%
Steve LaTourette 30%
Greg Laughlin 10%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 30%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Jim Lightfoot 20%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 10%
William Lipinski 80%
Robert Livingston 0%
James Longley, Jr. 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Dick Lugar 10%
William Luther 90%
Connie Mack 22%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 10%
Matthew Martinez 90%
Bill Martini 20%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 89%
Karen McCarthy 70%
Bill McCollum 20%
James McCrery III 20%
Joseph McDade 25%
Paul McHale 80%
John McHugh 20%
Scott McInnis 10%
David McIntosh 10%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 80%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 90%
Jack Metcalf 30%
Jan Meyers 22%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 89%
Dan Miller 10%
David Minge 70%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 90%
John Moakley 90%
Susan Molinari 14%
Alan Mollohan 100%
G.V. Montgomery 20%
Carlos Moorhead 10%
Constance Morella 40%
Carol Moseley Braun 90%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 80%
Sue Myrick 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Mark Neumann 30%
Robert William Ney 20%
Don Nickles 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
Sam Nunn 80%
James Nussle 10%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Bill Orton 70%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 10%
Ronald Packard 11%
Mike Parker 10%
William Paxon 13%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 80%
Clay Pell 100%
Pete Peterson 80%
Owen Pickett 70%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
John Edward Porter 20%
Glenn Poshard 90%
Larry Pressler 10%
Deborah Pryce 20%
David Pryor 100%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 20%
Bill Richardson 80%
Frank Riggs 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
Charles Robb 70%
Timothy Roemer 70%
Charles Rose III 90%
Toby Roth 10%
William Roth, Jr. 30%
Marge Roukema 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 10%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 30%
Joe Scarborough 20%
Daniel Schaefer 10%
Steven Schiff 44%
Pat Schroeder 90%
Andrea Seastrand 10%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 40%
E.G. Shuster 10%
Paul Simon 90%
Alan Simpson 10%
Norman Sisisky 60%
David Skaggs 90%
Joseph Skeen 10%
Ike Skelton 70%
Linda Smith 30%
Nick Smith 10%
Bob Smith 30%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 20%
Mark Souder 20%
Arlen Specter 30%
Floyd Spence 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 40%
Louis Stokes 100%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 90%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 88%
Randy Tate 20%
William Tauzin 30%
Charles Taylor 10%
Gene Taylor 50%
Frank Tejeda 90%
Craig Thomas 10%
William Thomas 10%
Fred Thompson 10%
Ray Thornton 90%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 30%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
Peter Torkildsen 50%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 70%
Bruce Vento 100%
Harold Volkmer 75%
Barbara Vucanovich 10%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 10%
Michael Ward 90%
John Warner 30%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 10%
David Weldon 10%
W. Curtis Weldon 38%
Gerald Weller 20%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 10%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 80%
Bob Wise, Jr. 90%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
Albert Wynn 90%
Sidney Yates 89%
Bill Young 33%
Bill Zeliff 10%
Richard Zimmer 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 90%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 90%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 89%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 78%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 80%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 70%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 89%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 89%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 70%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 33%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 10%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 10%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 11%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 10%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 30%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 30%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 20%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 10%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 10%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 20%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 10%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 10%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 22%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 22%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 22%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 20%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 10%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 10%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 10%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 10%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 30%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 10%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%

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.