State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Robert Byrd 89%
Thomas Daschle 89%
Ernest Hollings 89%
Herb Kohl 89%
Daniel Graham 88%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 88%
Evan Bayh 86%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 86%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 83%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 80%
Kent Conrad 78%
Byron Dorgan 78%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 71%
Arlen Specter 67%
Ben Campbell 56%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 56%
Ted Stevens 50%
John Warner 44%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40%
Gordon Smith 29%
Ben Nelson 20%
John Breaux 11%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 11%
Kay Hutchison 11%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kit Bond 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
William Frist 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Don Nickles 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
George Voinovich 0%

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.