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

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.