State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 5%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 89%
Gary Ackerman 3%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 97%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Wayne Allard 96%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 14%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 97%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 92%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 16%
Cass Ballenger 95%
James Barcia 38%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 8%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 97%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Charlie Bass 68%
Herbert Bateman 84%
Max Baucus 11%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 6%
Bob Bennett 74%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 16%
Douglas Bereuter 67%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 14%
Brian Bilbray 63%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 39%
Rod Blagojevich 11%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 95%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 95%
Sherwood Boehlert 39%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 68%
Henry Bonilla 94%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Robert Borski, Jr. 11%
Leonard Boswell 29%
Rick Boucher 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 95%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 6%
John Breaux 29%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 14%
George Brown, Jr. 3%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 11%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Richard Bryan 11%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 81%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 95%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 87%
Ben Campbell 71%
Thomas Campbell 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
Chris Cannon 91%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 14%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 55%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 92%
John Chafee 46%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 92%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 84%
William Clay, Sr. 3%
Eva Clayton 11%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 11%
Robert Clement 29%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 13%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 97%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 97%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 63%
Michael Collins 95%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
Larry Combest 97%
Gary Condit 58%
Kent Conrad 7%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 1%
Merrill Cook 84%
John Cooksey 89%
Jerry Costello 16%
Paul Coverdell 93%
Christopher Cox 97%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 73%
Barbara Cubin 97%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 3%
Randall Cunningham 91%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 5%
James Davis 24%
Thomas Davis III 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 97%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 5%
Bill Delahunt 5%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
Thomas DeLay 95%
Peter Deutsch 11%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 68%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Jay Dickey 97%
Norm Dicks 16%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 5%
Julian Dixon 3%
Chris Dodd 11%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 34%
John Doolittle 95%
Byron Dorgan 7%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 26%
David Dreier 97%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 3%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 95%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 3%
Philip English 58%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 93%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
Bob Etheridge 26%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 97%
Thomas Ewing 84%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 5%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
Russ Feingold 11%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 92%
Michael Patrick Forbes 46%
Harold Ford, Jr. 13%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Tillie Fowler 86%
Barney Frank 3%
Robert Franks 45%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
William Frist 81%
Jonas Frost III 24%
Elton Gallegly 87%
John Ganske 63%
Sam Gejdenson 14%
George Gekas 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 11%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 81%
Benjamin Gilman 47%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 81%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 95%
William Goodling 92%
Bart Gordon 39%
Slade Gorton 64%
Porter Goss 89%
Daniel Graham 14%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 97%
William Phillip Gramm 96%
Rodney Grams 96%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 32%
James Greenwood 58%
Judd Gregg 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 86%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 82%
Tony Hall 29%
James Hansen 94%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 4%
J. Dennis Hastert 97%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 3%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 100%
Jesse Helms 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Rick Hill 78%
Van Hilleary 95%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 17%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 19%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Pete Hoekstra 97%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 23%
Darlene Hooley 5%
Stephen Horn 53%
John Nathan Hostettler 89%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 16%
Kenny Hulshof 84%
Duncan Hunter 97%
Asa Hutchinson 89%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Henry Hyde 89%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 12%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 11%
William Jefferson 9%
James Merrill Jeffords 32%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 46%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
Nancy Johnson 34%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
Paul Kanjorski 11%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 11%
OH Governor John Kasich R 92%
Sue Kelly 49%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 3%
Patrick Kennedy 11%
Bob Kerrey 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 3%
Dale Kildee 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 16%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 71%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
Gerald Kleczka 13%
Ronald Klink 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 95%
Herb Kohl 21%
James Kolbe 82%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 5%
Ray LaHood 68%
Nicholas Lampson 11%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 21%
Tom Lantos 5%
Stephen Largent 97%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 95%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 7%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 7%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 3%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 11%
Jerry Lewis 73%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 3%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
John Linder 97%
William Lipinski 32%
Robert Livingston 95%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 82%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 5%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 97%
Dick Lugar 68%
William Luther 13%
Connie Mack 89%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
James Maloney 32%
Don Manzullo 89%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 3%
Matthew Martinez 19%
Frank Mascara 21%
Robert Matsui 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 96%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 18%
Karen McCarthy 11%
Bill McCollum 84%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 93%
James McCrery III 86%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 11%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
John McHugh 74%
Scott McInnis 94%
David McIntosh 91%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 47%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 95%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 3%
Michael McNulty 11%
Martin Meehan 5%
Carrie Meek 11%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 11%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
Jack Metcalf 71%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 12%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 5%
Dan Miller 95%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 3%
David Minge 18%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 5%
John Moakley 6%
Alan Mollohan 9%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 16%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 87%
Constance Morella 34%
Patrick Moynihan 14%
Frank Murkowski 82%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Jack Murtha 24%
Sue Myrick 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 95%
Robert William Ney 68%
Don Nickles 96%
Anne Northup 87%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 97%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 18%
Dave Obey 11%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 95%
Ronald Packard 95%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 11%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 16%
Ron Paul 71%
Donald Payne 3%
Edward Pease 89%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 3%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 37%
John Peterson 97%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 84%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Owen Pickett 37%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
Richard Pombo 95%
Earl Pomeroy 27%
John Edward Porter 45%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 84%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 13%
Deborah Pryce 84%
Jack Quinn 57%
George Radanovich 95%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 5%
James Ramstad 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 3%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Ralph Regula 66%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
Silvestre Reyes 16%
Bob Riley 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 5%
Charles Robb 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 79%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 11%
Ciro Rodriguez 16%
Timothy Roemer 32%
James Rogan 95%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 95%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 97%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 69%
William Roth, Jr. 67%
Steve Rothman 8%
Marge Roukema 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 3%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 94%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 5%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 95%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 24%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 3%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 42%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 76%
Rick Santorum 89%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 11%
Jim Saxton 58%
Joe Scarborough 92%
Robert Schaffer 97%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 3%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 16%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 97%
John Shadegg 97%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 76%
Christopher Shays 42%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 85%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 89%
E.G. Shuster 97%
Norman Sisisky 37%
Joseph Skeen 92%
Ike Skelton 42%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 3%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 18%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
Gordon Smith 68%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 97%
Nick Smith 89%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 36%
Vic Snyder 18%
Mark Souder 89%
Arlen Specter 48%
Floyd Spence 97%
John Spratt, Jr. 19%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 13%
Pete Stark 3%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Charles Stenholm 63%
Ted Stevens 71%
Ted Strickland 14%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 16%
John Sununu 89%
James Talent 95%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 13%
William Tauzin 89%
Charles Taylor 97%
Gene Taylor 79%
Craig Thomas 86%
William Thomas 92%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 16%
Fred Thompson 89%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 89%
Karen Thurman 29%
Strom Thurmond 93%
Todd Tiahrt 97%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
Robert Torricelli 22%
Ed Towns 3%
James Traficant, Jr. 66%
James Turner 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 71%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 3%
Bruce Vento 8%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 13%
James Walsh 53%
Zach Wamp 92%
John Warner 86%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 6%
Wesley Watkins 91%
Mel Watt 3%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 97%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 5%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 66%
Gerald Weller 76%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 5%
Bob Weygand 18%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 97%
Bob Wise, Jr. 6%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 89%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 11%
Albert Wynn 8%
Bill Young 86%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 83%

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.