State Office Name Party Rating
David Edward Bonior 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Major Owens 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 96%
Gary Ackerman 96%
Thomas Allen 96%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 96%
William Coyne 96%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 96%
Bill Delahunt 96%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 96%
Sam Gejdenson 96%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 96%
Paul Kanjorski 96%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 96%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 96%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 96%
Frank Mascara 96%
Robert Matsui 96%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 96%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 96%
Martin Meehan 96%
Carrie Meek 96%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 96%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 96%
Jack Murtha 96%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 96%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 96%
Jim Oberstar 96%
John Olver 96%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 96%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 96%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 96%
Earl Pomeroy 96%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 96%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 96%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 96%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 96%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 96%
Bart Stupak 96%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 96%
Karen Thurman 96%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 96%
Bruce Vento 96%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Kent Conrad 95%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Chris Dodd 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 95%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 94%
James Barcia 92%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 92%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 92%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 92%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 92%
Julia Carson 92%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 92%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 92%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 92%
Chet Edwards 92%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 92%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 92%
Bob Filner 92%
Harold Ford, Jr. 92%
Barney Frank 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 92%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 92%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
Dale Kildee 92%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
John LaFalce 92%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Tom Lantos 92%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 92%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 92%
William Luther 92%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 92%
Matthew Martinez 92%
Karen McCarthy 92%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 92%
Dave Obey 92%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 92%
Donald Payne 92%
Silvestre Reyes 92%
Ciro Rodriguez 92%
Martin Olav Sabo 92%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 92%
Norman Sisisky 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 92%
Robert Wexler 92%
Bob Weygand 92%
Bob Wise, Jr. 92%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
Robert Torricelli 90%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 88%
Howard Berman 88%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
Rick Boucher 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
William Clay, Sr. 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 88%
Jerry Costello 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 88%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
Jonas Frost III 88%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 88%
Darlene Hooley 88%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
James Maloney 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 88%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 88%
David Minge 88%
Alan Mollohan 88%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 88%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
Timothy Roemer 88%
Steve Rothman 88%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 88%
Vic Snyder 88%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 88%
Pete Stark 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Bob Kerrey 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 85%
Charles Robb 85%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 85%
Arlen Specter 85%
Rob Andrews 84%
Rod Blagojevich 84%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 84%
Patsy Ann Danner 84%
James Davis 84%
Norm Dicks 84%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Bart Gordon 84%
Tony Hall 84%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 84%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 84%
Michael McNulty 84%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 84%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 84%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 84%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 84%
Ellen Tauscher 84%
Ed Towns 84%
Max Baucus 80%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Richard Bryan 80%
Robert Byrd 80%
Gary Condit 80%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Calvin Dooley 80%
Daniel Inouye 80%
William Jefferson 80%
Joe Lieberman 80%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
Constance Morella 80%
James Turner 80%
Marion Berry 76%
Robert Clement 76%
Robert Cramer 76%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 76%
Ike Skelton 76%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75%
John Breaux 75%
Ernest Hollings 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
Benjamin Gilman 72%
Christopher John 72%
Nancy Johnson 72%
John Moakley 72%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 72%
Charles Stenholm 72%
John Tanner 72%
Daniel Graham 70%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 68%
Owen Pickett 68%
John Chafee 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
James Leach 64%
Christopher Shays 64%
James Traficant, Jr. 64%
Sue Kelly 60%
Patrick Moynihan 60%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Philip English 56%
Michael Patrick Forbes 56%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
Mike Castle 52%
William Lipinski 52%
Jack Quinn 52%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 52%
James Walsh 52%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Robert William Ney 48%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Rick Lazio 44%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 44%
John McHugh 44%
Thomas Campbell 40%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Robert Franks 40%
Stephen Horn 40%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 40%
Jim Saxton 40%
Ted Stevens 40%
Brian Bilbray 36%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 36%
Jerry Lewis 36%
Ron Paul 36%
Deborah Pryce 36%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 36%
Mark Souder 36%
Ben Campbell 35%
Bill Barrett 32%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 32%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 32%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 32%
James Greenwood 32%
Ray LaHood 32%
Jack Metcalf 32%
John Edward Porter 32%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 32%
W. Curtis Weldon 32%
Gerald Weller 32%
Kit Bond 30%
Conrad Burns 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 30%
Frank Murkowski 30%
William Roth, Jr. 30%
Rick Santorum 30%
Gordon Smith 30%
John Warner 30%
Henry Bonilla 28%
Jim Gibbons 28%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 28%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 28%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 28%
Joseph Skeen 28%
Nick Smith 28%
Gene Taylor 28%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 28%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 28%
Bob Bennett 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 25%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 25%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 24%
Charlie Bass 24%
Merrill Cook 24%
Thomas Ewing 24%
Mark Foley 24%
Tillie Fowler 24%
John Ganske 24%
Paul Gillmor 24%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 24%
Rick Hill 24%
Asa Hutchinson 24%
James Kolbe 24%
James McCrery III 24%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 24%
Anne Northup 24%
Marge Roukema 24%
Robert Schaffer 24%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 24%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 24%
Heather Wilson 22%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20%
John Cooksey 20%
Paul Coverdell 20%
David Dreier 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 20%
William Frist 20%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Porter Goss 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
Connie Mack 20%
Bill McCollum 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 20%
Michael Oxley 20%
Edward Pease 20%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
James Talent 20%
William Tauzin 20%
Charles Taylor 20%
William Thomas 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
Zach Wamp 20%
Wesley Watkins 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 16%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 16%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 16%
Jim Bunning 16%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 16%
Steve Buyer 16%
Herbert Callahan 16%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 16%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 16%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 16%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 16%
Christopher Cox 16%
Barbara Cubin 16%
Jay Dickey 16%
John Doolittle 16%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 16%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 16%
Terry Everett 16%
William Goodling 16%
John Nathan Hostettler 16%
Duncan Hunter 16%
William Lewis Jenkins 16%
OH Governor John Kasich R 16%
Joseph Knollenberg 16%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 16%
Don Manzullo 16%
Scott McInnis 16%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 16%
Dan Miller 16%
Sue Myrick 16%
John Peterson 16%
Richard Pombo 16%
Bob Riley 16%
James Rogan 16%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 16%
E.G. Shuster 16%
Floyd Spence 16%
Cliff Stearns 16%
David Weldon 16%
Larry Craig 15%
Slade Gorton 15%
Rodney Grams 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 15%
Jon Kyl 15%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 15%
Bob Smith 15%
Strom Thurmond 15%
Bill Archer 12%
Cass Ballenger 12%
Bob Barr, Jr. 12%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 12%
Herbert Bateman 12%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 12%
Ed Bryant 12%
Dan Burton 12%
Chris Cannon 12%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 12%
Larry Combest 12%
Philip Crane 12%
Randall Cunningham 12%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 12%
Jennifer Dunn 12%
George Gekas 12%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 12%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 12%
Gilbert Gutknecht 12%
James Hansen 12%
J. Dennis Hastert 12%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 12%
Van Hilleary 12%
Kenny Hulshof 12%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 12%
Stephen Largent 12%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 12%
Ron Lewis 12%
John Linder 12%
David McIntosh 12%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 12%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 12%
George Radanovich 12%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 12%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 12%
Jim Ryun 12%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 12%
Joe Scarborough 12%
John Shadegg 12%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 12%
Bob Stump 12%
John Sununu 12%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 12%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 12%
Bill Young 12%
Wayne Allard 10%
John Ashcroft 10%
William Phillip Gramm 10%
Judd Gregg 10%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 10%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
Don Nickles 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 10%
Craig Thomas 10%
Fred Thompson 10%
Richard Armey 8%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 8%
Mary Bono Mack 8%
Michael Collins 8%
Thomas DeLay 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Joel Hefley 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 8%
Ronald Packard 8%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 8%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 8%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 8%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Jesse Helms 5%

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.