State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 27%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 27%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 29%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 27%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 91%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 18%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 30%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 27%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 18%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 27%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 27%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 27%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 27%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 14%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 55%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 7%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 36%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 27%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 93%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 91%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 91%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 27%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 27%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 64%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 91%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 27%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 93%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 27%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 18%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 36%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 45%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 30%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 93%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 27%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 27%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 27%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 91%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 20%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 21%
OH Governor John Kasich R 27%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 27%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 14%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 27%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 70%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 91%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 36%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 91%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 27%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 27%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 27%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 45%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 27%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 18%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 27%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 18%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 14%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 27%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 91%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 27%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 91%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 27%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 27%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 36%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 91%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 91%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 93%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 82%
Bill Archer 27%
Richard Armey 27%
John Ashcroft 8%
Henry Scott Baesler 64%
Richard Hugh Baker 27%
William Baker 18%
Cass Ballenger 27%
James Barcia 90%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Charlie Bass 27%
Herbert Bateman 27%
Max Baucus 93%
Anthony Beilenson 91%
Bob Bennett 7%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 91%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Howard Berman 91%
Tom Bevill 82%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Michael Bilirakis 27%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 27%
Peter Blute 27%
Sherwood Boehlert 27%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 27%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Sonny Bono 27%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 91%
Bill Bradley 92%
John Breaux 93%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 73%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 21%
Richard Bryan 86%
Ed Bryant 27%
John Bryant 75%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunn 27%
Jim Bunning 27%
Conrad Burns 14%
Dan Burton 27%
Steve Buyer 27%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 27%
Ben Campbell 15%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Mike Castle 27%
John Chafee 14%
Jim Chapman 75%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 27%
Dick Chrysler 27%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 82%
William Clinger 27%
William Cohen 43%
Ronald Coleman 82%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 27%
Larry Combest 27%
Gary Condit 46%
Kent Conrad 100%
Wes Cooley 18%
Jerry Costello 91%
Paul Coverdell 14%
Christopher Cox 18%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 21%
Robert Cramer 73%
Philip Crane 27%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 27%
Barbara Cubin 27%
Randall Cunningham 27%
Alfonse D'Amato 14%
Patsy Ann Danner 82%
Thomas Daschle 93%
Thomas Davis III 27%
E. Kika de la Garza 91%
Thomas DeLay 27%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Jay Dickey 18%
Norm Dicks 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 79%
Robert Dole 360%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 82%
John Doolittle 18%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Robert Dornan 18%
David Dreier 27%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
Chet Edwards 82%
Vern Ehlers 27%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 27%
Bill Emerson 27%
Philip English 27%
John Ensign 18%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 27%
Thomas Ewing 27%
Jim Exon 86%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 15%
Harris Fawell 27%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 27%
Bob Filner 82%
Floyd Flake 100%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 45%
Thomas Foglietta 91%
Mark Foley 27%
Michael Patrick Forbes 18%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 20%
Jon David Fox 27%
Sheila Frahm 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 27%
Robert Franks 27%
Dan Frisa 27%
William Frist 14%
Jonas Frost III 91%
David Funderburk 27%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 27%
John Ganske 27%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 27%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 91%
Pete Geren 27%
Sam Gibbons 91%
Wayne Gilchrest 27%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Benjamin Gilman 27%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
William Goodling 27%
Bart Gordon 82%
Slade Gorton 7%
Porter Goss 27%
Daniel Graham 93%
William Phillip Gramm 15%
Rodney Grams 7%
Enid Greene 20%
James Greenwood 27%
Judd Gregg 14%
Steven Gunderson 27%
Gilbert Gutknecht 36%
Tony Hall 100%
Lee Hamilton 82%
Melton Hancock 18%
James Hansen 18%
Jane Harman 80%
J. Dennis Hastert 20%
Mark Hatfield 14%
James Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 18%
Joel Hefley 18%
W.G. Hefner 91%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 27%
Jesse Helms 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 27%
Van Hilleary 27%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 91%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Pete Hoekstra 27%
Martin Hoke 27%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 93%
Stephen Horn 27%
John Nathan Hostettler 45%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
Duncan Hunter 27%
Kay Hutchison 14%
Henry Hyde 27%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 27%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 27%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 82%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 21%
Nancy Johnson 27%
Harry Johnston 82%
J. Bennett Johnston 93%
Paul Kanjorski 91%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 14%
Sue Kelly 27%
Dirk Kempthorne 21%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 82%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 86%
Dale Kildee 91%
Jay Kim 27%
Gerald Kleczka 91%
Ronald Klink 91%
Scott Klug 27%
Joseph Knollenberg 27%
Herb Kohl 86%
James Kolbe 27%
Jon Kyl 14%
John LaFalce 91%
Ray LaHood 27%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 27%
Steve LaTourette 27%
Greg Laughlin 27%
Frank Lautenberg 93%
Rick Lazio 27%
James Leach 27%
Jerry Lewis 27%
Ron Lewis 27%
Joe Lieberman 86%
Jim Lightfoot 36%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 27%
William Lipinski 91%
Robert Livingston 27%
James Longley, Jr. 27%
Trent Lott, Sr. 14%
Dick Lugar 21%
William Luther 82%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 27%
Matthew Martinez 100%
Bill Martini 27%
Frank Mascara 91%
Robert Matsui 91%
Karen McCarthy 91%
Bill McCollum 36%
James McCrery III 27%
Joseph McDade 30%
Paul McHale 82%
John McHugh 27%
Scott McInnis 18%
David McIntosh 18%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 91%
Martin Meehan 82%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 18%
Jan Meyers 27%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 27%
David Minge 64%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 91%
John Moakley 89%
Susan Molinari 27%
Alan Mollohan 82%
G.V. Montgomery 45%
Carlos Moorhead 27%
Constance Morella 27%
Carol Moseley Braun 71%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 14%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 36%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 27%
Mark Neumann 44%
Robert William Ney 27%
Don Nickles 14%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 18%
Sam Nunn 79%
James Nussle 18%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 82%
Bill Orton 73%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 27%
Ronald Packard 27%
Mike Parker 27%
William Paxon 27%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 82%
Clay Pell 92%
Pete Peterson 82%
Owen Pickett 73%
Richard Pombo 18%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 27%
Glenn Poshard 82%
Larry Pressler 21%
Deborah Pryce 27%
David Pryor 100%
James Quillen 27%
Jack Quinn 27%
George Radanovich 18%
James Ramstad 27%
Ralph Regula 27%
Bill Richardson 91%
Frank Riggs 27%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Charles Robb 86%
Timothy Roemer 64%
Charles Rose III 82%
Toby Roth 27%
William Roth, Jr. 14%
Marge Roukema 27%
Martin Olav Sabo 91%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 36%
Joe Scarborough 27%
Daniel Schaefer 18%
Steven Schiff 27%
Pat Schroeder 91%
Andrea Seastrand 27%
John Shadegg 27%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 27%
Christopher Shays 18%
E.G. Shuster 27%
Paul Simon 86%
Alan Simpson 8%
Norman Sisisky 70%
David Skaggs 91%
Joseph Skeen 27%
Ike Skelton 73%
Linda Smith 27%
Nick Smith 27%
Bob Smith 21%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 27%
Mark Souder 36%
Arlen Specter 36%
Floyd Spence 27%
John Spratt, Jr. 82%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 27%
Charles Stenholm 64%
Ted Stevens 14%
Louis Stokes 100%
Gerry Studds 90%
Bob Stump 27%
Bart Stupak 91%
James Talent 27%
John Tanner 64%
Randy Tate 27%
William Tauzin 27%
Charles Taylor 20%
Gene Taylor 36%
Frank Tejeda 91%
Craig Thomas 7%
William Thomas 18%
Fred Thompson 7%
Ray Thornton 91%
Karen Thurman 91%
Strom Thurmond 14%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
Peter Torkildsen 36%
Esteban Edward Torres 91%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 91%
Bruce Vento 91%
Harold Volkmer 80%
Barbara Vucanovich 20%
Robert Walker 27%
James Walsh 27%
Zach Wamp 27%
Michael Ward 91%
John Warner 14%
Mel Watt 91%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 18%
David Weldon 27%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 27%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 27%
Pat Williams 91%
Charles Wilson 89%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 27%
Bill Zeliff 27%
Richard Zimmer 36%

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.