State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
John Breaux 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 80%
Robert Byrd 60%
Ben Campbell 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 20%
Hillary Clinton 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jon Corzine 0%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
Thomas Daschle 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
Chris Dodd 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Byron Dorgan 40%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
John Edwards 0%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
Russ Feingold 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 60%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Herb Kohl 20%
Jon Kyl 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Ben Nelson 60%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
Don Nickles 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
Gordon Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Ted Stevens 80%
Craig Thomas 80%
George Voinovich 80%
John Warner 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 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.