State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 5%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 6%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 6%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 6%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 7%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 5%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 5%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 10%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 93%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 27%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 6%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 55%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 27%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 5%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 7%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 5%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 5%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 29%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 93%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 5%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 90%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 90%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 53%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 15%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 10%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 5%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 68%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 7%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 89%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 7%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 5%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 27%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 95%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 90%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 95%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 20%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 5%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 5%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 5%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 10%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 21%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 5%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 7%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 5%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 20%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 95%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 8%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 6%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 45%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 30%
Herbert Bateman 100%
Max Baucus 7%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 5%
Douglas Bereuter 85%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 75%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Rod Blagojevich 5%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 10%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 89%
David Edward Bonior 65%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
Robert Borski, Jr. 84%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
John Breaux 67%
George Brown, Jr. 5%
Richard Bryan 7%
Ed Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 7%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 27%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 73%
Thomas Campbell 5%
Chris Cannon 100%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 35%
John Chafee 14%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
Jon Lynn Christensen 100%
William Clay, Sr. 6%
Eva Clayton 5%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 13%
Robert Clement 45%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 40%
Kent Conrad 33%
Merrill Cook 90%
John Cooksey 95%
Jerry Costello 90%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 93%
Patsy Ann Danner 70%
Thomas Daschle 20%
James Davis 32%
Thomas Davis III 65%
Bill Delahunt 5%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Peter Deutsch 6%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 5%
Julian Dixon 5%
Chris Dodd 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 5%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 33%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 80%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 5%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 45%
Victor Fazio 5%
Russ Feingold 7%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 55%
Michael Patrick Forbes 90%
Harold Ford, Jr. 6%
Wendell Ford 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 70%
Jon David Fox 85%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 35%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 5%
Elizabeth Furse 5%
Elton Gallegly 90%
John Ganske 80%
Sam Gejdenson 5%
George Gekas 90%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 24%
Jim Gibbons 84%
Wayne Gilchrest 35%
Paul Gillmor 90%
Benjamin Gilman 5%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 8%
Henry Gonzalez 17%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 42%
Slade Gorton 87%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 13%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
James Greenwood 5%
Judd Gregg 93%
Gilbert Gutknecht 95%
Tony Hall 84%
Lee Hamilton 74%
James Hansen 100%
Jane Harman 6%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
W.G. Hefner 26%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Rick Hill 94%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 12%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 70%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 90%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 5%
Stephen Horn 5%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
Kenny Hulshof 95%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 8%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 28%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 100%
Jay Johnson 30%
Nancy Johnson 5%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Sue Kelly 25%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 7%
Joseph Kennedy II 5%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 5%
Bob Kerrey 13%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jay Kim 95%
Gerald Kleczka 65%
Ronald Klink 85%
Scott Klug 45%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 13%
James Kolbe 35%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 40%
Tom Lantos 6%
Stephen Largent 100%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 7%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 89%
Robert Livingston 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 93%
William Luther 5%
Connie Mack 93%
James Maloney 20%
Thomas Manton 89%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 32%
Frank Mascara 90%
Robert Matsui 5%
Karen McCarthy 5%
Bill McCollum 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Joseph McDade 89%
Paul McHale 45%
John McHugh 95%
Scott McInnis 95%
David McIntosh 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 59%
Martin Meehan 5%
Carrie Meek 5%
Jack Metcalf 90%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 5%
Dan Miller 70%
David Minge 35%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 10%
John Moakley 67%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Constance Morella 5%
Carol Moseley Braun 7%
Patrick Moynihan 27%
Frank Murkowski 100%
Jack Murtha 95%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Mark Neumann 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 94%
Dave Obey 44%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 94%
Major Owens 5%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 95%
Michael Pappas 100%
Mike Parker 89%
Ron Paul 95%
William Paxon 100%
Donald Payne 6%
Edward Pease 100%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Owen Pickett 10%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 35%
John Edward Porter 28%
Glenn Poshard 95%
Deborah Pryce 56%
Jack Quinn 90%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 40%
Bill Redmond 100%
Ralph Regula 75%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Frank Riggs 95%
Bob Riley 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 5%
Charles Robb 7%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Timothy Roemer 90%
James Rogan 100%
William Roth, Jr. 79%
Steve Rothman 5%
Marge Roukema 30%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 5%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 25%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 7%
Jim Saxton 90%
Joe Scarborough 100%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Robert Schaffer 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 70%
Christopher Shays 20%
E.G. Shuster 100%
Norman Sisisky 20%
David Skaggs 5%
Joseph Skeen 95%
Ike Skelton 90%
Gordon Smith 87%
Linda Smith 90%
Nick Smith 89%
Robert Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Vincent Snowbarger 100%
Olympia Snowe 27%
Vic Snyder 25%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 29%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 35%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 90%
Ted Stevens 60%
Louis Stokes 5%
Ted Strickland 30%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 5%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 90%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 58%
Fred Thompson 87%
Karen Thurman 15%
Strom Thurmond 93%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Esteban Edward Torres 5%
Robert Torricelli 13%
Ed Towns 5%
James Traficant, Jr. 95%
James Turner 56%
Bruce Vento 10%
James Walsh 90%
Zach Wamp 90%
John Warner 87%
Wesley Watkins 100%
Mel Watt 5%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 90%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 7%
Robert Wexler 5%
Bob Weygand 90%
Rick White 53%
Heather Wilson 100%
Bob Wise, Jr. 5%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
Albert Wynn 5%
Sidney Yates 0%
Bill Young 100%

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.