State Office Name Party Rating
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%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
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%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 40%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 60%
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%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 20%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 60%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 40%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 60%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 60%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 80%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 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.