State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 90%
Gary Ackerman 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 78%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 85%
Richard Armey 5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 20%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 75%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 90%
Cass Ballenger 5%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 15%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 10%
Charlie Bass 40%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 78%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 55%
Douglas Bereuter 30%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 89%
Judy Biggert 10%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 72%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
Rod Blagojevich 85%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Robert Borski, Jr. 90%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 5%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 75%
John Breaux 44%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 17%
Ed Bryant 10%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 5%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 56%
Herbert Callahan 5%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 10%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 5%
Ben Campbell 6%
Chris Cannon 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 75%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
Julia Carson 85%
Mike Castle 55%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
Eva Clayton 85%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 72%
Robert Clement 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 75%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Michael Collins 10%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 56%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 56%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 95%
John Cooksey 15%
Jerry Costello 55%
Christopher Cox 10%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 20%
Philip Crane 5%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 85%
Barbara Cubin 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Thomas Daschle 67%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 95%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 5%
James DeMint 5%
Peter Deutsch 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75%
Chris Dodd 94%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 61%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 55%
David Dreier 5%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 15%
Jennifer Dunn 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 89%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 5%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 90%
Russ Feingold 94%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
Ernest Fletcher 10%
Mark Foley 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 65%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
Barney Frank 85%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 65%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elton Gallegly 30%
John Ganske 40%
George Gekas 5%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 80%
Jim Gibbons 15%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Benjamin Gilman 65%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 15%
Bart Gordon 30%
Porter Goss 35%
Daniel Graham 89%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 5%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Mark Green 10%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 60%
James Greenwood 45%
Judd Gregg 17%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 95%
Gilbert Gutknecht 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 10%
Tony Hall 70%
James Hansen 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 94%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 70%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 10%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 20%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Baron Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 10%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 65%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 55%
David Lee Hobson 10%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 90%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 45%
Ernest Hollings 67%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 90%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Stephen Horn 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 20%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 65%
Kenny Hulshof 15%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 6%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 61%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 11%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
William Jefferson 65%
James Merrill Jeffords 72%
William Lewis Jenkins 10%
Christopher John 20%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
Nancy Johnson 60%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 5%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 78%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 10%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
Sue Kelly 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 72%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 94%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 5%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 10%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 95%
Ray LaHood 15%
Nicholas Lampson 55%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 61%
Tom Lantos 95%
Stephen Largent 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 85%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
Steve LaTourette 35%
James Leach 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 89%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 78%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
Jerry Lewis 15%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 78%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 65%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 65%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 85%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 5%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 30%
Dick Lugar 17%
William Luther 85%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 75%
James Maloney 75%
Don Manzullo 15%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Frank Mascara 55%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 28%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 75%
Karen McCarthy 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 85%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 35%
Scott McInnis 20%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 35%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 15%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 85%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 75%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 80%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 72%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 95%
Dan Miller 20%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 90%
Zell Bryan Miller 20%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 90%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 75%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 65%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
Constance Morella 80%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 72%
Jack Murtha 40%
Sue Myrick 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 85%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 15%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 5%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 15%
James Nussle 10%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 85%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Doug Ose 15%
Major Owens 95%
Michael Oxley 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 70%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 95%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 35%
John Peterson 5%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 25%
David Phelps 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 10%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 10%
Richard Pombo 10%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 65%
Deborah Pryce 5%
Jack Quinn 45%
George Radanovich 10%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 75%
James Ramstad 55%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 89%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 83%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Timothy Roemer 55%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 10%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 15%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 15%
Steve Rothman 85%
Marge Roukema 70%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 85%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 15%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 10%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 30%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 94%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 95%
Jim Saxton 75%
Robert Schaffer 10%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 94%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 70%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 15%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 85%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 10%
John Shadegg 10%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 85%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 90%
Donald Sherwood 30%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 5%
Ronnie Shows 35%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
Joseph Skeen 10%
Ike Skelton 55%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
Gordon Smith 11%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 5%
Nick Smith 15%
Bob Smith 6%
Olympia Snowe 56%
Vic Snyder 65%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 55%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Charles Stenholm 20%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 70%
Bob Stump 5%
Bart Stupak 70%
John Sununu 15%
John Sweeney 15%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
William Tauzin 5%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 35%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 15%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 5%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 75%
Fred Thompson 6%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 80%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 5%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 20%
Karen Thurman 60%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 85%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 15%
Robert Torricelli 83%
Ed Towns 90%
James Traficant, Jr. 35%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 85%
James Turner 45%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 95%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 95%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 35%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 6%
George Voinovich 6%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 10%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 20%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
Wesley Watkins 5%
Mel Watt 85%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 5%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Weldon 10%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 15%
Paul Wellstone 94%
Robert Wexler 90%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Heather Wilson 15%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 35%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 85%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 65%
Bill Young 15%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 5%

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.