State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 71%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 28%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 14%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 85%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 14%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 85%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 85%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 85%
Bob Barr, Jr. 42%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 28%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 14%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 57%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 57%
Marion Berry 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 28%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 85%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
John Breaux 57%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 14%
Ed Bryant 14%
Jim Bunning 14%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 28%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 71%
Herbert Callahan 14%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 14%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 14%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 57%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 71%
Julia Carson 71%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 42%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 14%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 57%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 71%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Michael Collins 28%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
John Cooksey 14%
Jerry Costello 85%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 85%
Barbara Cubin 14%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 85%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 14%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 28%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 85%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 57%
Bill Delahunt 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 71%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 85%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 57%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 42%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 85%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 28%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 28%
Jo Ann Emerson 28%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 85%
Philip English 28%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 42%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 85%
Terry Everett 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 85%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 85%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 85%
Bob Filner 42%
Peter Fitzgerald 42%
Ernest Fletcher 14%
Mark Foley 14%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 14%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 71%
Elton Gallegly 14%
John Ganske 42%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 85%
Jim Gibbons 28%
Wayne Gilchrest 14%
Paul Gillmor 14%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 28%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 14%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 28%
William Phillip Gramm 14%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Mark Green 28%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 85%
James Greenwood 14%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 42%
Tony Hall 85%
James Hansen 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 85%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 28%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 14%
Joel Hefley 28%
Jesse Helms 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 71%
Van Hilleary 14%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 71%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 85%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 85%
Ernest Hollings 71%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 71%
Darlene Hooley 71%
Stephen Horn 42%
John Nathan Hostettler 42%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 14%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 71%
Kenny Hulshof 14%
Duncan Hunter 28%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 28%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 42%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 42%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 14%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 28%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
William Jefferson 71%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 14%
Christopher John 42%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 71%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 28%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
Sue Kelly 28%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 71%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 57%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 14%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 85%
James Kolbe 14%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 14%
Nicholas Lampson 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
Tom Lantos 85%
Stephen Largent 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 57%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 42%
James Leach 14%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 71%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 85%
Jerry Lewis 14%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 71%
Ron Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 71%
John Linder 14%
William Lipinski 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 42%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 57%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 57%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 57%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 71%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 71%
James Maloney 71%
Don Manzullo 14%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 57%
Frank Mascara 85%
Robert Matsui 85%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 28%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 71%
Karen McCarthy 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 85%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 85%
John McHugh 14%
Scott McInnis 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 71%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 85%
Michael McNulty 57%
Martin Meehan 71%
Carrie Meek 57%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 57%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 85%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 71%
Dan Miller 14%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 85%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 71%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 71%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 42%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 28%
Constance Morella 57%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 85%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 85%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 85%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 85%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 14%
Robert William Ney 71%
Don Nickles 14%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 28%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
Doug Ose 14%
Major Owens 71%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 85%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 85%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 85%
Ron Paul 85%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 71%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 85%
John Peterson 14%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 14%
David Phelps 85%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 14%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
Richard Pombo 28%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 57%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 42%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 85%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 57%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 28%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 71%
Thomas Reynolds 14%
Bob Riley 28%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 85%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Timothy Roemer 57%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 14%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 28%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 42%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 14%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 85%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 14%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 85%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 71%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 71%
Jim Saxton 42%
Robert Schaffer 28%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 85%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 14%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 71%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 14%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 14%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 14%
Christopher Shays 14%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
Donald Sherwood 14%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 28%
Ronnie Shows 85%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 14%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 71%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 43%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
Nick Smith 28%
Bob Smith 14%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 85%
Mark Souder 28%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
Pete Stark 71%
Cliff Stearns 14%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 85%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 85%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 42%
Tom Tancredo 28%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 57%
William Tauzin 14%
Charles Taylor 14%
Gene Taylor 57%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 85%
Fred Thompson 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 14%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 28%
Karen Thurman 57%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 71%
James Traficant, Jr. 42%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 85%
James Turner 57%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 71%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 85%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 14%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 71%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 14%
George Voinovich 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 14%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 28%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 71%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 85%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 57%
Anthony Weiner 71%
David Weldon 28%
W. Curtis Weldon 14%
Gerald Weller 28%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 71%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 14%
Heather Wilson 14%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 28%
Lynn Woolsey 71%
David Wu 71%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%

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.