State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Wayne Allard 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 66%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 66%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Kit Bond 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 66%
John Breaux 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Robert Byrd 66%
Ben Campbell 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 66%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Kent Conrad 66%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
Thomas Daschle 66%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Chris Dodd 66%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 66%
Byron Dorgan 66%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 66%
John Edwards 66%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 33%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 66%
William Phillip Gramm 66%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
Judd Gregg 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 66%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Jesse Helms 33%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 66%
James Merrill Jeffords 66%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 66%
Herb Kohl 66%
Jon Kyl 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 66%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 66%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 66%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 66%
Zell Bryan Miller 66%
Frank Murkowski 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 66%
Don Nickles 66%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 66%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 66%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 66%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
Fred Thompson 100%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Robert Torricelli 0%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 100%
Paul Wellstone 33%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 66%

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.