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