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

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.