State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 40%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 50%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 30%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 20%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 10%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 40%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 30%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 20%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 80%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 30%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 30%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 90%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 20%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 40%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 20%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 70%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 70%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 60%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 30%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 70%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 30%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 30%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 70%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 40%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 30%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 40%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 30%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 70%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 30%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 30%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 30%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 20%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 30%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 20%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 30%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 30%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 30%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 30%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 40%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 30%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 60%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 30%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 30%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 20%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 30%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 40%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 30%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 30%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OH Governor John Kasich R 50%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 20%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 30%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 70%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 80%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 20%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 40%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 20%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 70%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 30%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 10%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 40%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 80%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 50%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 40%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 60%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 20%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 10%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 60%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 40%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 20%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 20%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 70%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 70%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 30%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 10%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 40%
Richard Armey 20%
John Ashcroft 60%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 70%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Bill Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 20%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 40%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Rod Blagojevich 10%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 30%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 20%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
John Breaux 0%
George Brown, Jr. 10%
Richard Bryan 10%
Ed Bryant 40%
Jim Bunning 70%
Conrad Burns 40%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Ben Campbell 40%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 40%
Julia Carson 30%
Mike Castle 10%
John Chafee 10%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
William Clay, Sr. 30%
Eva Clayton 40%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 20%
Robert Clement 10%
Michael Collins 60%
Larry Combest 50%
Gary Condit 80%
Kent Conrad 20%
Merrill Cook 70%
John Cooksey 50%
Jerry Costello 40%
Paul Coverdell 30%
Christopher Cox 30%
William Coyne 20%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 60%
Barbara Cubin 70%
Randall Cunningham 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 10%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Bill Delahunt 20%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Peter Deutsch 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 60%
Norm Dicks 10%
Julian Dixon 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 10%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 70%
Byron Dorgan 30%
David Dreier 30%
Jennifer Dunn 30%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 40%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Lane Evans 40%
Terry Everett 80%
Thomas Ewing 40%
Russ Feingold 50%
Bob Filner 30%
Mark Foley 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 10%
Tillie Fowler 50%
Barney Frank 30%
Robert Franks 50%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 20%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 30%
Sam Gejdenson 40%
George Gekas 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 40%
Jim Gibbons 70%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Benjamin Gilman 10%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80%
William Goodling 70%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 10%
Porter Goss 50%
Daniel Graham 10%
William Phillip Gramm 40%
Rodney Grams 40%
James Greenwood 10%
Judd Gregg 20%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
Tony Hall 20%
James Hansen 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 30%
Joel Hefley 90%
Jesse Helms 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 60%
Rick Hill 50%
Van Hilleary 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 20%
Maurice Hinchey 20%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Darlene Hooley 20%
Stephen Horn 40%
John Nathan Hostettler 60%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
Duncan Hunter 60%
Asa Hutchinson 60%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 40%
Kay Hutchison 30%
Henry Hyde 40%
Daniel Inouye 20%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 70%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
William Jefferson 20%
James Merrill Jeffords 10%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 30%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 20%
Patrick Kennedy 30%
Bob Kerrey 10%
Dale Kildee 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
Gerald Kleczka 20%
Ronald Klink 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 10%
James Kolbe 10%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
Jon Kyl 40%
John LaFalce 20%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
Tom Lantos 30%
Stephen Largent 50%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 20%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 20%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 60%
Joe Lieberman 20%
John Linder 20%
William Lipinski 40%
Robert Livingston 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 20%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 20%
Connie Mack 40%
James Maloney 40%
Don Manzullo 60%
Matthew Martinez 30%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 20%
Bill McCollum 30%
James McCrery III 30%
John McHugh 20%
Scott McInnis 60%
David McIntosh 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 30%
Michael McNulty 20%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 20%
Jack Metcalf 60%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 20%
Dan Miller 40%
David Minge 30%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 40%
John Moakley 20%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Constance Morella 10%
Patrick Moynihan 10%
Frank Murkowski 10%
Jack Murtha 20%
Sue Myrick 80%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 40%
Robert William Ney 50%
Don Nickles 20%
Anne Northup 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 70%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 30%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Major Owens 40%
Michael Oxley 20%
Ronald Packard 30%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 30%
Edward Pease 50%
John Peterson 70%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
Owen Pickett 30%
Richard Pombo 80%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
John Edward Porter 20%
Deborah Pryce 30%
Jack Quinn 30%
George Radanovich 60%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 30%
Silvestre Reyes 20%
Bob Riley 70%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 50%
Charles Robb 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 30%
Timothy Roemer 40%
James Rogan 50%
William Roth, Jr. 10%
Steve Rothman 40%
Marge Roukema 20%
Jim Ryun 70%
Martin Olav Sabo 20%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 40%
Rick Santorum 30%
Paul Sarbanes 30%
Jim Saxton 40%
Joe Scarborough 90%
Robert Schaffer 80%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 30%
E.G. Shuster 40%
Norman Sisisky 40%
Joseph Skeen 30%
Ike Skelton 30%
Gordon Smith 10%
Nick Smith 60%
Bob Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 30%
Mark Souder 60%
Arlen Specter 30%
Floyd Spence 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 30%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bob Stump 40%
Bart Stupak 30%
John Sununu 70%
James Talent 50%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
William Tauzin 40%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 70%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 30%
Fred Thompson 40%
Karen Thurman 30%
Strom Thurmond 30%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
Robert Torricelli 30%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 90%
James Turner 40%
Bruce Vento 20%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 80%
John Warner 10%
Wesley Watkins 40%
Mel Watt 40%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 70%
David Weldon 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 50%
Paul Wellstone 60%
Robert Wexler 10%
Bob Wise, Jr. 10%
Lynn Woolsey 30%
Albert Wynn 20%
Bill Young 50%

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.