State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 10%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 10%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 15%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 15%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 70%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 10%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 30%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 85%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 15%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 85%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 90%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 95%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 15%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 10%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 15%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 15%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 75%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 80%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 85%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 15%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 10%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 90%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 10%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 15%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 90%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 45%
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 95%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 90%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 15%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 15%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 10%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 75%
OH Governor John Kasich R 20%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 35%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 10%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 79%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 75%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 85%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 55%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 10%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 15%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 15%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 10%
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 80%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 15%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 10%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 15%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 95%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 85%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 90%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 25%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Wayne Allard 15%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 15%
John Ashcroft 10%
Henry Scott Baesler 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
William Baker 21%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 65%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 75%
Anthony Beilenson 93%
Bob Bennett 15%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 57%
Brian Bilbray 30%
Michael Bilirakis 15%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 15%
Peter Blute 36%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 20%
Henry Bonilla 25%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Rick Boucher 70%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 85%
Bill Brewster 36%
George Brown, Jr. 95%
Hank Brown 14%
Richard Bryan 70%
Ed Bryant 10%
John Bryant 93%
Dale Bumpers 85%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 40%
Mike Castle 30%
John Chafee 55%
Jim Chapman 79%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 10%
Jon Lynn Christensen 15%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 55%
William Clinger 7%
William Cohen 36%
Ronald Coleman 79%
Barbara-Rose Collins 93%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 10%
Larry Combest 10%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 85%
Jerry Costello 70%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 10%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 15%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Alfonse D'Amato 40%
Patsy Ann Danner 65%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Thomas Davis III 25%
E. Kika de la Garza 57%
Thomas DeLay 10%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 85%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
Robert Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 35%
Calvin Dooley 65%
John Doolittle 15%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Robert Dornan 14%
David Dreier 10%
Jennifer Dunn 15%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 5%
Bill Emerson 14%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 25%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 10%
Thomas Ewing 10%
Jim Exon 71%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 15%
Harris Fawell 30%
Victor Fazio 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
Cleo Fields 93%
Jack Fields, Jr. 14%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 90%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Wendell Ford 85%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 50%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 21%
Robert Franks 40%
William Frist 25%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elizabeth Furse 85%
Elton Gallegly 15%
John Ganske 20%
Sam Gejdenson 95%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Pete Geren 43%
Sam Gibbons 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 30%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
John Glenn 85%
Henry Gonzalez 85%
William Goodling 20%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 10%
Daniel Graham 85%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Rodney Grams 15%
James Greenwood 30%
Judd Gregg 20%
Steven Gunderson 29%
Gilbert Gutknecht 15%
Tony Hall 85%
Lee Hamilton 60%
Melton Hancock 14%
James Hansen 15%
Jane Harman 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 10%
Mark Hatfield 79%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 15%
Joel Hefley 10%
W.G. Hefner 65%
Jesse Helms 10%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Van Hilleary 15%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 95%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
David Lee Hobson 15%
Pete Hoekstra 15%
Martin Hoke 29%
Thomas Holden 65%
Ernest Hollings 65%
Stephen Horn 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
Kay Hutchison 15%
Henry Hyde 15%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 10%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 86%
William Jefferson 95%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Harry Johnston 79%
J. Bennett Johnston 57%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 50%
Sue Kelly 35%
Dirk Kempthorne 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 85%
Bob Kerrey 90%
Dale Kildee 85%
Jay Kim 20%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Ronald Klink 75%
Scott Klug 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 15%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 10%
Jon Kyl 10%
John LaFalce 95%
Ray LaHood 35%
Tom Lantos 95%
Stephen Largent 10%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Greg Laughlin 57%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 35%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 30%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Jim Lightfoot 14%
Blanche Lincoln 64%
John Linder 15%
William Lipinski 60%
Robert Livingston 15%
Trent Lott, Sr. 10%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 80%
Connie Mack 20%
Thomas Manton 80%
Don Manzullo 15%
Matthew Martinez 95%
Frank Mascara 70%
Robert Matsui 90%
Karen McCarthy 85%
Bill McCollum 15%
James McCrery III 15%
Joseph McDade 25%
Paul McHale 75%
John McHugh 35%
Scott McInnis 15%
David McIntosh 15%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 70%
Martin Meehan 85%
Carrie Meek 95%
Jack Metcalf 25%
Jan Meyers 36%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 20%
David Minge 65%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 85%
Susan Molinari 20%
Alan Mollohan 90%
G.V. Montgomery 43%
Carlos Moorhead 14%
Constance Morella 65%
Carol Moseley Braun 90%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 80%
Sue Myrick 15%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 15%
Mark Neumann 15%
Robert William Ney 25%
Don Nickles 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
Sam Nunn 50%
James Nussle 10%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 70%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 85%
Bill Orton 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 10%
Ronald Packard 15%
Mike Parker 15%
William Paxon 15%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 43%
Clay Pell 93%
Pete Peterson 64%
Owen Pickett 60%
Richard Pombo 15%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
John Edward Porter 25%
Glenn Poshard 65%
Larry Pressler 14%
Deborah Pryce 30%
David Pryor 64%
James Quillen 14%
Jack Quinn 55%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 30%
Ralph Regula 35%
Bill Richardson 80%
Frank Riggs 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
Charles Robb 85%
Timothy Roemer 65%
Charles Rose III 93%
Toby Roth 15%
William Roth, Jr. 25%
Marge Roukema 35%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 30%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 30%
Joe Scarborough 10%
Daniel Schaefer 15%
Steven Schiff 45%
Pat Schroeder 100%
John Shadegg 10%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 15%
Christopher Shays 30%
E.G. Shuster 10%
Paul Simon 93%
Alan Simpson 7%
Norman Sisisky 50%
David Skaggs 90%
Joseph Skeen 15%
Ike Skelton 60%
Linda Smith 15%
Nick Smith 15%
Bob Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 15%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 65%
Floyd Spence 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Pete Stark 75%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Charles Stenholm 35%
Ted Stevens 35%
Louis Stokes 80%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 10%
Bart Stupak 85%
James Talent 10%
John Tanner 45%
William Tauzin 15%
Charles Taylor 10%
Gene Taylor 40%
Frank Tejeda 90%
Craig Thomas 10%
William Thomas 15%
Fred Thompson 25%
Ray Thornton 79%
Karen Thurman 75%
Strom Thurmond 15%
Todd Tiahrt 15%
Peter Torkildsen 36%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 70%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 65%
Bruce Vento 95%
Harold Volkmer 71%
Barbara Vucanovich 21%
Robert Walker 14%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 20%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 15%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 35%
Gerald Weller 25%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 20%
Pat Williams 79%
Charles Wilson 71%
Bob Wise, Jr. 75%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
Albert Wynn 95%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 20%
Bill Zeliff 14%
Richard Zimmer 36%

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.