State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 20
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 28
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 28
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 32
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 61
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 57
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 42
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 43
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 45
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 66
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 50
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 60
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 55
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 58
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 38
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 49
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 24
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 49
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 26
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 42
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 57
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 51
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 57
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 45
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 58
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 47
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 55
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 51
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 55
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 40
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 42
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 37
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 35
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 35
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 27
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 28
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 26
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 40
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 32
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 50
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 40
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 36
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 30
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 31
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 34
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 23
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 48
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 53
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 57
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 54
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 53
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 26
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 57
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 23
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 32
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 23
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 29
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 28
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 25
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 26
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 62
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 45
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 51
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 72
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 53
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 40
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 40
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 29
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 45
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 42
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 45
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 43
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 36
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 53
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 47
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 40
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 66
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 64
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 25
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 18
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 19
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 41
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 41
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 43
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 41
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 33
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 47
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 40
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 55
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 48
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 47
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 48
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 49
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 40
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 54
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 53
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 32
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 57
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 55
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 40
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 39
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 21
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 46
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 58
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 53
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 50
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 51
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 52
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 40
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 48
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 51
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 66
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 48
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 66
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 29
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 65
OH Governor John Kasich R 38
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 47
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 28
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 30
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 68
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 25
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 43
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 26
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 65
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 65
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 57
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 48
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 55
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 44
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 34
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 42
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 38
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 25
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 33
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 70
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 33
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 38
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 40
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 58
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 44
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 40
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 32
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 28
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 27
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 26
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 34
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 42
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 22
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 41
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 40
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 47
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 77
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 16
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 34
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 43
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 49
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 23
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 43
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 60
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 37
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 27
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 55
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 49
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 57
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 65
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 58
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 70
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 57
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 57
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 74
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 38
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 43
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 38
Edmond Spencer Abraham 28
Gary Ackerman 44
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40
Wayne Allard 43
Thomas Allen 40
Rob Andrews 45
Bill Archer 40
Richard Armey 43
John Ashcroft 34
Joe Baca, Sr. 50
Brian Baird 51
Richard Hugh Baker 23
Cass Ballenger 28
James Barcia 34
Bob Barr, Jr. 55
Bill Barrett 23
Roscoe Bartlett 42
Charlie Bass 48
Herbert Bateman 19
Max Baucus 43
Evan Bayh 48
Bob Bennett 23
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 37
Douglas Bereuter 36
Shelley Berkley 45
Howard Berman 42
Marion Berry 39
Judy Biggert 32
Brian Bilbray 53
Michael Bilirakis 25
Jeff Bingaman 28
Rod Blagojevich 50
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 25
Sherwood Boehlert 30
Kit Bond 21
Henry Bonilla 21
David Edward Bonior 45
Mary Bono Mack 16
Robert Borski, Jr. 39
Leonard Boswell 43
Rick Boucher 25
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36
John Breaux 20
Richard Bryan 40
Ed Bryant 30
Jim Bunning 29
Conrad Burns 28
Dan Burton 35
Steve Buyer 35
Robert Byrd 43
Herbert Callahan 17
Ben Campbell 18
Thomas Campbell 60
Chris Cannon 33
Julia Carson 60
Mike Castle 43
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 51
William Clay, Sr. 53
Eva Clayton 51
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 33
Robert Clement 36
Michael Collins 43
Larry Combest 22
Gary Condit 43
Kent Conrad 48
Merrill Cook 34
John Cooksey 18
Jerry Costello 55
Christopher Cox 50
William Coyne 55
Larry Craig 33
Robert Cramer 27
Philip Crane 50
Barbara Cubin 38
Randall Cunningham 34
Patsy Ann Danner 47
Thomas Daschle 35
James Davis 37
Thomas Davis III 33
Bill Delahunt 66
Thomas DeLay 34
James DeMint 56
Peter Deutsch 45
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 26
Jay Dickey 22
Norm Dicks 30
Julian Dixon 40
Chris Dodd 41
Pete Domenici, Jr. 16
Calvin Dooley 40
John Doolittle 47
Byron Dorgan 48
David Dreier 30
Jennifer Dunn 29
John Edwards 48
Chet Edwards 38
Vern Ehlers 47
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 39
Jo Ann Emerson 23
Philip English 28
Bob Etheridge 38
Lane Evans 57
Terry Everett 23
Thomas Ewing 35
Russ Feingold 85
Bob Filner 49
Peter Fitzgerald 55
Ernest Fletcher 27
Mark Foley 37
Michael Patrick Forbes 38
Harold Ford, Jr. 42
Vito Fossella, Jr. 49
Tillie Fowler 28
Barney Frank 69
Robert Franks 47
William Frist 26
Jonas Frost III 37
Elton Gallegly 25
John Ganske 60
Sam Gejdenson 43
George Gekas 23
Richard Andrew Gephardt 40
Jim Gibbons 28
Wayne Gilchrest 27
Paul Gillmor 23
Benjamin Gilman 25
Charlie Gonzalez 40
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60
William Goodling 36
Bart Gordon 35
Slade Gorton 27
Porter Goss 36
Daniel Graham 63
William Phillip Gramm 38
Rodney Grams 48
Mark Green 53
James Greenwood 35
Judd Gregg 37
Gilbert Gutknecht 56
Tony Hall 40
James Hansen 19
J. Dennis Hastert n/a
Robert Hayes 42
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 38
Joel Hefley 60
Jesse Helms 23
Wally Herger, Jr. 42
Baron Hill 43
Rick Hill 35
Van Hilleary 46
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 34
Maurice Hinchey 48
David Lee Hobson 23
Pete Hoekstra 47
Thomas Holden 48
Ernest Hollings 40
Darlene Hooley 47
Stephen Horn 23
John Nathan Hostettler 51
Amory Houghton, Jr. 18
Kenny Hulshof 35
Duncan Hunter 33
Asa Hutchinson 34
Y. Tim Hutchinson 21
Kay Hutchison 28
Henry Hyde 30
Daniel Inouye 30
Ernest Istook, Jr. 44
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60
William Jefferson 44
James Merrill Jeffords 38
William Lewis Jenkins 27
Christopher John 26
Nancy Johnson 31
Paul Kanjorski 42
Sue Kelly 43
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 37
Patrick Kennedy 44
Bob Kerrey 38
Dale Kildee 47
Carolyn Kilpatrick 44
Gerald Kleczka 58
Ronald Klink 48
Joseph Knollenberg 17
Herb Kohl 60
James Kolbe 28
Dennis Kucinich 62
Steven Kuykendall 22
Jon Kyl 40
John LaFalce 45
Ray LaHood 38
Nicholas Lampson 38
Tom Lantos 43
Stephen Largent 52
Steve LaTourette 32
Frank Lautenberg 49
Rick Lazio 43
James Leach 45
Jerry Lewis 15
Ron Lewis 21
Joe Lieberman 40
Blanche Lincoln 30
John Linder 44
William Lipinski 53
Trent Lott, Sr. 26
Dick Lugar 31
William Luther 84
Connie Mack 21
James Maloney 45
Don Manzullo 55
Matthew Martinez 45
Frank Mascara 34
Robert Matsui 42
Karen McCarthy 56
Bill McCollum 31
James McCrery III 13
John McHugh 27
Scott McInnis 44
David McIntosh 40
Cynthia Ann McKinney 54
Michael McNulty 46
Martin Meehan 72
Carrie Meek 40
Jack Metcalf 37
Juanita Millender-McDonald 42
Dan Miller 43
David Minge 62
Patsy Takemoto Mink 57
John Moakley 45
Alan Mollohan 25
Dennis Moore 49
Constance Morella 40
Patrick Moynihan 41
Frank Murkowski 30
Jack Murtha 23
Sue Myrick 54
George Nethercutt, Jr. 23
Robert William Ney 23
Don Nickles 40
Anne Northup 33
Charles Norwood, Jr. 35
James Nussle 38
Jim Oberstar 58
Dave Obey 63
John Olver 43
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25
Doug Ose 25
Major Owens 56
Michael Oxley 20
Ronald Packard 17
Ron Paul 75
Donald Payne 56
Edward Pease 43
John Peterson 18
David Phelps 40
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Owen Pickett 31
Richard Pombo 36
Earl Pomeroy 47
John Edward Porter 33
Deborah Pryce 31
Jack Quinn 31
George Radanovich 21
James Ramstad 62
Ralph Regula 21
Silvestre Reyes 34
Thomas Reynolds 27
Bob Riley 25
Lynn Nancy Rivers 66
Charles Robb 53
Ciro Rodriguez 33
Timothy Roemer 51
James Rogan 43
William Roth, Jr. 43
Steve Rothman 48
Marge Roukema 49
Jim Ryun 40
Martin Olav Sabo 44
Max Sandlin, Jr. 33
Rick Santorum 26
Paul Sarbanes 43
Jim Saxton 30
Joe Scarborough 45
Robert Schaffer 57
John Shadegg 43
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 34
Christopher Shays 62
Donald Sherwood 30
Ronnie Shows 33
E.G. Shuster 31
Norman Sisisky 38
Joseph Skeen 19
Ike Skelton 32
Gordon Smith 35
Nick Smith 48
Bob Smith 33
Olympia Snowe 33
Vic Snyder 40
Mark Souder 37
Arlen Specter 36
Floyd Spence 31
John Spratt, Jr. 38
Pete Stark 67
Cliff Stearns 45
Charles Stenholm 32
Ted Stevens 20
Ted Strickland 55
Bob Stump 34
Bart Stupak 55
John Sununu 54
John Sweeney 31
James Talent 19
Tom Tancredo 58
John Tanner 34
Ellen Tauscher 38
William Tauzin 18
Charles Taylor 30
Gene Taylor 55
Craig Thomas 37
William Thomas 20
Fred Thompson 30
Karen Thurman 39
Strom Thurmond 15
Todd Tiahrt 31
Robert Torricelli 40
Ed Towns 48
James Traficant, Jr. 26
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 51
James Turner 36
Robert Anacletus Underwood 35
Bruce Vento 62
George Voinovich 58
James Walsh 19
Zach Wamp 51
John Warner 23
Wesley Watkins 25
Mel Watt 49
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 34
Anthony Weiner 51
David Weldon 34
W. Curtis Weldon 27
Gerald Weller 40
Paul Wellstone 55
Robert Wexler 36
Bob Weygand 43
Heather Wilson 17
Bob Wise, Jr. 34
Lynn Woolsey 55
David Wu 57
Albert Wynn 44
Bill Young 19

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.