State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 60%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 20%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
NA President Barack Obama II D 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 60%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 60%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 60%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 60%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 60%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 60%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 60%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 60%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 66%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 60%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 100%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 80%
Jim Bunning 60%
Robert Byrd 20%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 25%
Larry Craig 100%
James DeMint 60%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Byron Dorgan 20%
John Ensign 80%
Russ Feingold 60%
Judd Gregg 80%
Kay Hutchison 80%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Herb Kohl 60%
Jon Kyl 60%
Frank Lautenberg 60%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 80%
Melquiades Martinez 80%
Ben Nelson 80%
Ken Salazar 60%
Gordon Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Arlen Specter 40%
Ted Stevens 50%
John Sununu 60%
Craig Thomas 0%
George Voinovich 40%
John Warner 80%
Jim Webb, Jr. 60%

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.