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

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.