State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 11%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 10%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 70%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 60%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 22%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 67%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 90%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
OH Governor John Kasich R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 10%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 67%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 33%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 89%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 89%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 89%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 0%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 80%
Herbert Bateman 12%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 33%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 60%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Robert Borski, Jr. 44%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
John Breaux 17%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 83%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 80%
John Chafee 100%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 10%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 70%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 70%
Kent Conrad 67%
Merrill Cook 33%
John Cooksey 11%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Patsy Ann Danner 40%
Thomas Daschle 83%
James Davis 78%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
David Dreier 10%
Jennifer Dunn 30%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 11%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 60%
Michael Patrick Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 50%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 70%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 50%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 20%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 80%
Jim Gibbons 22%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 56%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
Tony Hall 11%
James Hansen 10%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 14%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 10%
Ernest Hollings 83%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 80%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 30%
Sue Kelly 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
Ronald Klink 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 80%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 10%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 78%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 60%
James Leach 70%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 0%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 89%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 89%
Frank Mascara 10%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 10%
John McHugh 10%
Scott McInnis 30%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 30%
David Minge 70%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 38%
Alan Mollohan 10%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 75%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 22%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 70%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 20%
Ronald Packard 10%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 0%
John Peterson 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 90%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 70%
John Edward Porter 78%
Deborah Pryce 57%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 20%
Silvestre Reyes 78%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 30%
James Rogan 11%
William Roth, Jr. 40%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 70%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 10%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 90%
E.G. Shuster 10%
Norman Sisisky 90%
Joseph Skeen 10%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 78%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 60%
Floyd Spence 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 20%
Ted Strickland 78%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sununu 11%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 60%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 89%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 20%
James Turner 56%
Bruce Vento 90%
James Walsh 10%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 10%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 33%
Heather Wilson 25%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 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.