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