State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 92%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 7%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 7%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 86%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 7%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 15%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 93%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 26%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 93%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 93%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 7%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 7%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 13%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 13%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 66%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 7%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 13%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 93%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 93%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 7%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 86%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 23%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 7%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 93%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 7%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 93%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 20%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 7%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 40%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 93%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 13%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 7%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 7%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 92%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 93%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 20%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 7%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 93%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 93%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 13%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 7%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 92%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Rob Andrews 30%
Bill Archer 93%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 46%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 73%
Herbert Bateman 76%
Max Baucus 15%
Anthony Beilenson 0%
Bob Bennett 92%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 7%
Douglas Bereuter 71%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 71%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 93%
Peter Blute 79%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 77%
Henry Bonilla 93%
David Edward Bonior 20%
Sonny Bono 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 20%
Rick Boucher 7%
Bill Bradley 20%
John Breaux 46%
Bill Brewster 86%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 15%
Ed Bryant 100%
John Bryant 8%
Dale Bumpers 8%
Jim Bunn 91%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 30%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 75%
Thomas Campbell 40%
Mike Castle 66%
John Chafee 23%
Jim Chapman 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
Jon Lynn Christensen 93%
Dick Chrysler 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 7%
Robert Clement 33%
William Clinger 100%
William Cohen 50%
Ronald Coleman 7%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 15%
Wes Cooley 100%
Jerry Costello 40%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 100%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 100%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 74%
Patsy Ann Danner 53%
Thomas Daschle 7%
Thomas Davis III 66%
E. Kika de la Garza 58%
Thomas DeLay 93%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 7%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 7%
Robert Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 84%
Calvin Dooley 14%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 15%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 93%
Jennifer Dunn 84%
Chet Edwards 13%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 73%
Bill Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Lane Evans 7%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 90%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 60%
Victor Fazio 7%
Russ Feingold 0%
Cleo Fields 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 100%
Bob Filner 7%
Floyd Flake 13%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 82%
Thomas Foglietta 7%
Mark Foley 73%
Michael Patrick Forbes 93%
Wendell Ford 38%
Tillie Fowler 73%
Jon David Fox 86%
Barney Frank 0%
Gary Franks 93%
Robert Franks 66%
Dan Frisa 100%
William Frist 92%
Jonas Frost III 14%
David Funderburk 100%
Elizabeth Furse 13%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 86%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 86%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 14%
Pete Geren 79%
Sam Gibbons 8%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 86%
Benjamin Gilman 53%
Newt Gingrich 91%
John Glenn 0%
Henry Gonzalez 7%
William Goodling 93%
Bart Gordon 40%
Slade Gorton 69%
Porter Goss 93%
Daniel Graham 15%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
Enid Greene 100%
James Greenwood 57%
Judd Gregg 100%
Steven Gunderson 79%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Tony Hall 23%
Lee Hamilton 26%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 93%
Jane Harman 21%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Mark Hatfield 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 87%
W.G. Hefner 20%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 7%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 80%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Martin Hoke 92%
Thomas Holden 42%
Ernest Hollings 7%
Stephen Horn 53%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 53%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 14%
James Merrill Jeffords 30%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Harry Johnston 8%
J. Bennett Johnston 44%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 80%
Sue Kelly 60%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Joseph Kennedy II 7%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 7%
Bob Kerrey 8%
Dale Kildee 33%
Jay Kim 100%
Gerald Kleczka 26%
Ronald Klink 20%
Scott Klug 73%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 15%
James Kolbe 67%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 28%
Ray LaHood 73%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 100%
Steve LaTourette 73%
Greg Laughlin 69%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
Rick Lazio 66%
James Leach 53%
Jerry Lewis 73%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Jim Lightfoot 100%
Blanche Lincoln 36%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 53%
Robert Livingston 86%
James Longley, Jr. 82%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 82%
William Luther 20%
Connie Mack 100%
Thomas Manton 28%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 7%
Bill Martini 73%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 20%
Bill McCollum 93%
James McCrery III 100%
Joseph McDade 80%
Paul McHale 20%
John McHugh 86%
Scott McInnis 86%
David McIntosh 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 40%
Martin Meehan 21%
Carrie Meek 0%
Jack Metcalf 100%
Jan Meyers 92%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 93%
David Minge 26%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 20%
Susan Molinari 80%
Alan Mollohan 33%
G.V. Montgomery 92%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
Constance Morella 20%
Carol Moseley Braun 7%
Patrick Moynihan 7%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Jack Murtha 26%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 86%
Mark Neumann 100%
Robert William Ney 93%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
Sam Nunn 56%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 26%
Dave Obey 21%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Bill Orton 57%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 86%
Ronald Packard 100%
Mike Parker 86%
William Paxon 100%
Donald Payne 0%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 50%
Clay Pell 20%
Pete Peterson 46%
Owen Pickett 13%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 14%
John Edward Porter 60%
Glenn Poshard 46%
Larry Pressler 100%
Deborah Pryce 73%
David Pryor 33%
James Quillen 93%
Jack Quinn 80%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 66%
Ralph Regula 73%
Bill Richardson 13%
Frank Riggs 86%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Charles Robb 7%
Timothy Roemer 40%
Charles Rose III 38%
Toby Roth 100%
William Roth, Jr. 84%
Marge Roukema 46%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Rick Santorum 92%
Paul Sarbanes 7%
Jim Saxton 86%
Joe Scarborough 86%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Steven Schiff 66%
Pat Schroeder 0%
Andrea Seastrand 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 46%
E.G. Shuster 100%
Paul Simon 10%
Alan Simpson 60%
Norman Sisisky 28%
David Skaggs 0%
Joseph Skeen 86%
Ike Skelton 69%
Linda Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 93%
Arlen Specter 38%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 66%
Ted Stevens 69%
Louis Stokes 0%
Gerry Studds 0%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 33%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 46%
Randy Tate 100%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 78%
Frank Tejeda 46%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 66%
Fred Thompson 92%
Ray Thornton 36%
Karen Thurman 7%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Peter Torkildsen 57%
Esteban Edward Torres 0%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 46%
Bruce Vento 7%
Harold Volkmer 57%
Barbara Vucanovich 100%
Robert Walker 100%
James Walsh 80%
Zach Wamp 100%
Michael Ward 0%
John Warner 100%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 86%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Rick White 80%
Pat Williams 8%
Charles Wilson 43%
Bob Wise, Jr. 7%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Albert Wynn 7%
Sidney Yates 15%
Bill Young 100%
Bill Zeliff 100%
Richard Zimmer 79%

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.