State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 94%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 12%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 6%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 88%
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 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 82%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 23%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 94%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 6%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 6%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 6%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 77%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 94%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 84%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 72%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 22%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 23%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 94%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 6%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 94%
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 6%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 83%
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. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 6%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 6%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 6%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
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-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 94%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Rob Andrews 38%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 94%
Henry Scott Baesler 12%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 6%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Herbert Bateman 84%
Max Baucus 29%
Anthony Beilenson 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 84%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 36%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 84%
Sherwood Boehlert 72%
Kit Bond 71%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Sonny Bono 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Bill Bradley 6%
John Breaux 24%
Bill Brewster 34%
Glen Browder 16%
George Brown, Jr. 6%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 29%
Ed Bryant 94%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunn 94%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 83%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 24%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 83%
Mike Castle 100%
John Chafee 53%
Jim Chapman 6%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 100%
Jon Lynn Christensen 100%
Dick Chrysler 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 16%
William Clinger 90%
William Cohen 71%
Ronald Coleman 0%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 38%
Kent Conrad 6%
Wes Cooley 100%
Jerry Costello 0%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 6%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 100%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 83%
Patsy Ann Danner 22%
Thomas Daschle 6%
Thomas Davis III 80%
E. Kika de la Garza 6%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 88%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 12%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 18%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 18%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 6%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 90%
Bill Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 30%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Harris Fawell 100%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 6%
Cleo Fields 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Floyd Flake 0%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 94%
Thomas Foglietta 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 94%
Harold Ford, Sr. 0%
Wendell Ford 23%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Jon David Fox 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Gary Franks 100%
Robert Franks 100%
Dan Frisa 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
David Funderburk 100%
Elizabeth Furse 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 84%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Pete Geren 94%
Sam Gibbons 6%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 90%
Benjamin Gilman 94%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 0%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
William Goodling 100%
Bart Gordon 16%
Slade Gorton 65%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 29%
William Phillip Gramm 94%
Rodney Grams 100%
Enid Greene 94%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 89%
Steven Gunderson 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Tony Hall 6%
Lee Hamilton 6%
Melton Hancock 100%
James Hansen 100%
Jane Harman 6%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Mark Hatfield 42%
James Hayes 66%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 94%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 100%
Jesse Helms 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Martin Hoke 100%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 12%
Stephen Horn 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 84%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 68%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 71%
Nancy Johnson 66%
Harry Johnston 0%
J. Bennett Johnston 18%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 59%
Sue Kelly 100%
Dirk Kempthorne 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 6%
Joseph Kennedy II 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 0%
Bob Kerrey 30%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jay Kim 100%
Gerald Kleczka 6%
Ronald Klink 6%
Scott Klug 90%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 24%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 74%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 100%
Steve LaTourette 88%
Greg Laughlin 88%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Rick Lazio 100%
James Leach 90%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 12%
Jim Lightfoot 90%
Blanche Lincoln 22%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 22%
Robert Livingston 100%
James Longley, Jr. 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 77%
William Luther 0%
Connie Mack 88%
Thomas Manton 0%
Don Manzullo 100%
Matthew Martinez 0%
Bill Martini 100%
Frank Mascara 0%
Robert Matsui 6%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Bill McCollum 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Joseph McDade 90%
Paul McHale 0%
John McHugh 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
David McIntosh 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
Jack Metcalf 100%
Jan Meyers 100%
Dan Miller 100%
David Minge 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Susan Molinari 100%
Alan Mollohan 6%
G.V. Montgomery 72%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
Constance Morella 42%
Carol Moseley Braun 23%
Patrick Moynihan 6%
Frank Murkowski 94%
Jack Murtha 6%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Mark Neumann 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
Sam Nunn 18%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 6%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Bill Orton 12%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
Mike Parker 88%
William Paxon 100%
Donald Payne 0%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 6%
Clay Pell 6%
Pete Peterson 6%
Owen Pickett 6%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
John Edward Porter 73%
Glenn Poshard 6%
Larry Pressler 89%
Deborah Pryce 100%
David Pryor 0%
James Quillen 94%
Jack Quinn 94%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 93%
Ralph Regula 100%
Bill Richardson 0%
Frank Riggs 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Charles Robb 30%
Timothy Roemer 12%
Charles Rose III 16%
Toby Roth 100%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Marge Roukema 74%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Rick Santorum 94%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 84%
Joe Scarborough 82%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Steven Schiff 90%
Pat Schroeder 0%
Andrea Seastrand 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 94%
E.G. Shuster 94%
Paul Simon 41%
Alan Simpson 77%
Norman Sisisky 0%
David Skaggs 6%
Joseph Skeen 100%
Ike Skelton 28%
Linda Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 76%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 100%
Mark Souder 94%
Arlen Specter 71%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 6%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 18%
Ted Stevens 83%
Louis Stokes 0%
Gerry Studds 0%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 0%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 12%
Randy Tate 100%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 36%
Frank Tejeda 0%
Craig Thomas 89%
William Thomas 90%
Fred Thompson 94%
Ray Thornton 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Peter Torkildsen 72%
Esteban Edward Torres 0%
Robert Torricelli 16%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 38%
Bruce Vento 0%
Harold Volkmer 0%
Barbara Vucanovich 100%
Robert Walker 100%
James Walsh 90%
Zach Wamp 100%
Michael Ward 0%
John Warner 89%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 94%
W. Curtis Weldon 94%
Gerald Weller 100%
Paul Wellstone 6%
Rick White 100%
Pat Williams 0%
Charles Wilson 22%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Sidney Yates 6%
Bill Young 100%
Bill Zeliff 100%
Richard Zimmer 84%

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.