State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 66%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 42%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 85%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 66%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 85%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 57%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 71%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 50%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 71%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 71%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 42%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 71%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 50%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 71%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 71%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 57%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 42%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 85%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 28%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 71%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 71%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 42%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 71%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 66%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 71%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 71%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 71%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 57%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 57%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 57%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 57%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 42%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 66%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 57%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 85%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 66%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 57%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 42%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 66%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 83%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 71%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 85%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 85%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 57%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 42%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 66%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 66%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 71%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 57%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 57%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 71%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 71%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 71%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 85%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 71%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 42%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 71%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 57%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 57%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 57%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 71%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 85%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 85%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 42%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 66%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 66%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 42%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 66%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 71%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 71%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 66%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 57%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 57%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 57%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 42%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 71%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 71%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 71%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 71%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 66%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 66%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 57%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 42%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 71%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 71%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 57%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 60%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 71%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 66%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 71%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 71%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 71%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 71%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 42%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 42%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 71%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 71%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 66%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 66%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 66%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 42%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 71%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 57%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 42%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 85%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 85%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 71%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 71%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 71%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 66%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 66%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 66%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 85%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 57%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 42%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 71%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 40%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 71%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 42%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 42%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 66%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 42%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 57%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 57%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 71%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 66%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 71%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 42%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 42%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 66%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 66%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 42%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 71%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 57%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 85%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 57%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 71%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 42%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 57%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 71%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Gary Ackerman 71%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Wayne Allard 66%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 71%
Richard Armey 42%
Joe Baca, Sr. 66%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
Cass Ballenger 57%
James Barcia 71%
Bob Barr, Jr. 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
Charlie Bass 57%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 66%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 57%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 66%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 66%
Michael Bilirakis 42%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 85%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 42%
David Edward Bonior 66%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 85%
John Breaux 100%
Ed Bryant 42%
Jim Bunning 66%
Conrad Burns 33%
Dan Burton 42%
Steve Buyer 42%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 57%
Ben Campbell 66%
Chris Cannon 42%
Julia Carson 85%
Mike Castle 71%
Eva Clayton 85%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 71%
Michael Collins 57%
Larry Combest 57%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 100%
John Cooksey 71%
Jerry Costello 57%
Christopher Cox 50%
William Coyne 85%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 66%
Barbara Cubin 42%
Randall Cunningham 57%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 42%
Bill Delahunt 85%
Thomas DeLay 33%
James DeMint 50%
Peter Deutsch 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 71%
Chris Dodd 66%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 66%
Calvin Dooley 71%
John Doolittle 42%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 57%
Jennifer Dunn 57%
John Edwards 33%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 57%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
Philip English 57%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 71%
Terry Everett 42%
Russ Feingold 66%
Bob Filner 57%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 57%
Mark Foley 71%
Harold Ford, Jr. 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 42%
Barney Frank 71%
William Frist 66%
Jonas Frost III 71%
Elton Gallegly 42%
John Ganske 85%
George Gekas 66%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
Bart Gordon 85%
Porter Goss 57%
Daniel Graham 66%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
Mark Green 57%
James Greenwood 66%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 28%
Tony Hall 57%
James Hansen 57%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
Robert Hayes 57%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 42%
Joel Hefley 50%
Jesse Helms 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 42%
Baron Hill 71%
Van Hilleary 42%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 57%
Maurice Hinchey 71%
David Lee Hobson 42%
Pete Hoekstra 42%
Thomas Holden 71%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Darlene Hooley 57%
Stephen Horn 57%
John Nathan Hostettler 42%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 42%
Kenny Hulshof 42%
Duncan Hunter 42%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 66%
Henry Hyde 66%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 66%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 71%
William Jefferson 42%
James Merrill Jeffords 66%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Christopher John 71%
Nancy Johnson 57%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Sue Kelly 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 71%
Joseph Knollenberg 42%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 28%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jon Kyl 33%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 71%
Nicholas Lampson 71%
Tom Lantos 71%
Steve LaTourette 57%
James Leach 71%
Jerry Lewis 28%
Ron Lewis 71%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 42%
William Lipinski 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 66%
Dick Lugar 66%
William Luther 71%
James Maloney 66%
Don Manzullo 42%
Frank Mascara 71%
Robert Matsui 71%
Karen McCarthy 83%
James McCrery III 57%
John McHugh 42%
Scott McInnis 33%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 71%
Michael McNulty 71%
Martin Meehan 57%
Carrie Meek 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 71%
Dan Miller 33%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 71%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 85%
Constance Morella 57%
Frank Murkowski 66%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 83%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 50%
Robert William Ney 85%
Don Nickles 33%
Anne Northup 57%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 57%
James Nussle 57%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 66%
John Olver 71%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
Doug Ose 42%
Major Owens 71%
Michael Oxley 42%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 83%
John Peterson 42%
David Phelps 57%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 57%
Richard Pombo 42%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Deborah Pryce 71%
Jack Quinn 57%
George Radanovich 42%
James Ramstad 57%
Ralph Regula 71%
Silvestre Reyes 71%
Thomas Reynolds 57%
Bob Riley 57%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 57%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Timothy Roemer 71%
Steve Rothman 71%
Marge Roukema 57%
Jim Ryun 42%
Martin Olav Sabo 57%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 71%
Rick Santorum 66%
Paul Sarbanes 66%
Jim Saxton 57%
Robert Schaffer 42%
John Shadegg 42%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 42%
Christopher Shays 57%
Donald Sherwood 33%
Ronnie Shows 71%
Joseph Skeen 57%
Ike Skelton 83%
Gordon Smith 66%
Nick Smith 42%
Bob Smith 66%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 85%
Mark Souder 57%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 66%
Cliff Stearns 42%
Charles Stenholm 71%
Ted Stevens 66%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bob Stump 42%
Bart Stupak 85%
John Sununu 28%
John Sweeney 33%
Tom Tancredo 57%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
William Tauzin 57%
Charles Taylor 42%
Gene Taylor 42%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 42%
Fred Thompson 66%
Karen Thurman 71%
Strom Thurmond 66%
Todd Tiahrt 42%
Robert Torricelli 66%
Ed Towns 57%
James Traficant, Jr. 57%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 85%
James Turner 71%
George Voinovich 66%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 42%
John Warner 100%
Wesley Watkins 57%
Mel Watt 85%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 42%
Anthony Weiner 71%
David Weldon 42%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Gerald Weller 42%
Paul Wellstone 66%
Robert Wexler 71%
Heather Wilson 71%
Lynn Woolsey 71%
David Wu 57%
Albert Wynn 83%
Bill Young 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.