State Office Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 10%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 5%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 65%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 10%
Herbert Bateman 10%
Max Baucus 75%
Bob Bennett 15%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 80%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 70%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Rod Blagojevich 85%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 5%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 10%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 65%
John Breaux 65%
George Brown, Jr. 95%
Richard Bryan 75%
Ed Bryant 5%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 80%
Herbert Callahan 5%
Ben Campbell 15%
Thomas Campbell 25%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 5%
Chris Cannon 5%
Julia Carson 95%
Mike Castle 25%
John Chafee 40%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 5%
William Clay, Sr. 95%
Eva Clayton 95%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 85%
Robert Clement 75%
Michael Collins 5%
Larry Combest 5%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 85%
Merrill Cook 10%
John Cooksey 5%
Jerry Costello 75%
Paul Coverdell 10%
Christopher Cox 5%
William Coyne 95%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 90%
James Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 5%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Jay Dickey 5%
Norm Dicks 80%
Julian Dixon 90%
Chris Dodd 85%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
Calvin Dooley 75%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 5%
Jennifer Dunn 5%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 5%
Philip English 15%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 5%
Thomas Ewing 5%
Russ Feingold 90%
Bob Filner 95%
Mark Foley 10%
Michael Patrick Forbes 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 5%
Tillie Fowler 5%
Barney Frank 95%
Robert Franks 25%
William Frist 15%
Jonas Frost III 85%
Elton Gallegly 5%
John Ganske 10%
Sam Gejdenson 95%
George Gekas 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Benjamin Gilman 30%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 35%
William Goodling 10%
Bart Gordon 70%
Slade Gorton 15%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Tony Hall 70%
James Hansen 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 5%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Rick Hill 5%
Van Hilleary 5%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 60%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Stephen Horn 25%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Asa Hutchinson 5%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 5%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 5%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 60%
Nancy Johnson 30%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Sue Kelly 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Bob Kerrey 85%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Ronald Klink 70%
Joseph Knollenberg 10%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 15%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 10%
Nicholas Lampson 85%
Tom Lantos 95%
Stephen Largent 5%
Steve LaTourette 15%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Rick Lazio 20%
James Leach 30%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 75%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 80%
Connie Mack 10%
James Maloney 85%
Don Manzullo 5%
Matthew Martinez 85%
Frank Mascara 70%
Robert Matsui 90%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Bill McCollum 5%
James McCrery III 5%
John McHugh 15%
Scott McInnis 5%
David McIntosh 5%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 90%
Michael McNulty 90%
Martin Meehan 95%
Carrie Meek 90%
Jack Metcalf 10%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 95%
Dan Miller 10%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 95%
John Moakley 90%
Alan Mollohan 70%
Constance Morella 40%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 10%
Jack Murtha 65%
Sue Myrick 5%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 5%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 5%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
James Nussle 5%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65%
Major Owens 95%
Michael Oxley 10%
Ronald Packard 5%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 95%
Edward Pease 5%
John Peterson 5%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 5%
Owen Pickett 60%
Richard Pombo 5%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
John Edward Porter 20%
Deborah Pryce 5%
Jack Quinn 20%
George Radanovich 5%
James Ramstad 25%
Ralph Regula 10%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Bob Riley 5%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 90%
Charles Robb 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Timothy Roemer 65%
James Rogan 5%
William Roth, Jr. 20%
Steve Rothman 85%
Marge Roukema 25%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 75%
Rick Santorum 10%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 15%
Joe Scarborough 10%
Robert Schaffer 5%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 10%
Christopher Shays 30%
E.G. Shuster 5%
Norman Sisisky 60%
Joseph Skeen 10%
Ike Skelton 60%
Gordon Smith 15%
Nick Smith 10%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 85%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 50%
Floyd Spence 5%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 20%
Ted Strickland 85%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 85%
John Sununu 5%
James Talent 5%
John Tanner 65%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
William Tauzin 5%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 45%
Craig Thomas 5%
William Thomas 10%
Fred Thompson 10%
Karen Thurman 85%
Strom Thurmond 5%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 90%
Ed Towns 90%
James Traficant, Jr. 25%
James Turner 65%
Bruce Vento 95%
James Walsh 15%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 15%
Wesley Watkins 5%
Mel Watt 95%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 5%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 15%
Gerald Weller 10%
Paul Wellstone 95%
Robert Wexler 90%
Bob Weygand 85%
Bob Wise, Jr. 85%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 85%
Bill Young 10%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 90%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 90%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 95%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 85%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 95%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 85%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 95%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 95%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 95%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 85%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 70%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 90%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 85%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 85%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 85%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 95%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 90%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 95%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 95%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 85%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 95%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 95%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 55%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 95%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 95%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 85%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 95%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 85%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 75%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 95%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 85%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 95%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 85%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 90%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 95%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 90%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 95%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 95%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 85%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 5%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 5%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 5%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 5%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 5%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 5%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 35%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 15%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 5%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 5%
OH Governor John Kasich R 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 15%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 5%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 15%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 5%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 5%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 15%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 15%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 10%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 5%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 10%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 5%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 5%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 5%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 15%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%

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.