State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 15%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 36%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 21%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 26%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 48%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 56%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 41%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 48%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 36%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 62%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 47%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 69%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 56%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 71%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 50%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 44%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 12%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 56%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 68%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 44%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 47%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 15%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 56%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 53%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 71%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 62%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 50%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 44%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 26%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 26%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 26%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 15%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 41%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 32%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 56%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 41%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 44%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 40%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 52%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 18%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 24%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 36%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 59%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 62%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 59%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 18%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 44%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 24%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 32%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 24%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 29%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 36%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 47%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 56%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 53%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 62%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 32%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 62%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 53%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 47%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 32%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 48%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 47%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 26%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 53%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 26%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 53%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 48%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 18%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 24%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 15%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 44%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 36%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 28%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 48%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 26%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 47%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 35%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 41%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 44%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 53%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 56%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 35%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 48%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 56%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 21%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 47%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 48%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 56%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 62%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 59%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 44%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 41%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 50%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 56%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 41%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 82%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 56%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 76%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 21%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
OH Governor John Kasich R 47%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 56%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 24%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 47%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 60%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 62%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 68%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 44%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 18%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 48%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 38%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 76%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 44%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 52%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 12%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 56%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 26%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 35%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 32%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 18%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 12%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 32%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 38%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 41%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 12%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 29%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 35%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 32%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 74%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 28%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 41%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 32%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 56%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 52%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 62%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 44%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 24%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 56%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 65%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 85%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 74%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 62%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 88%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 40%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 38%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 44%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 48%
Gary Ackerman 47%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 16%
Wayne Allard 40%
Thomas Allen 56%
Rob Andrews 71%
Bill Archer 35%
Richard Armey 24%
John Ashcroft 60%
Henry Scott Baesler 41%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
Cass Ballenger 35%
James Barcia 35%
Bob Barr, Jr. 47%
Bill Barrett 24%
Roscoe Bartlett 38%
Charlie Bass 41%
Herbert Bateman 12%
Max Baucus 32%
Bob Bennett 24%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 53%
Douglas Bereuter 12%
Howard Berman 44%
Marion Berry 44%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Michael Bilirakis 35%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Rod Blagojevich 56%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
Kit Bond 28%
Henry Bonilla 24%
David Edward Bonior 53%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
Leonard Boswell 29%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
John Breaux 28%
George Brown, Jr. 44%
Richard Bryan 48%
Ed Bryant 18%
Dale Bumpers 64%
Jim Bunning 18%
Conrad Burns 24%
Dan Burton 18%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 52%
Herbert Callahan 12%
Ben Campbell 24%
Thomas Campbell 74%
Chris Cannon 21%
Julia Carson 59%
Mike Castle 65%
John Chafee 32%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 29%
Jon Lynn Christensen 44%
William Clay, Sr. 44%
Eva Clayton 50%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 36%
Robert Clement 32%
Michael Collins 32%
Larry Combest 15%
Gary Condit 44%
Kent Conrad 40%
Merrill Cook 24%
John Cooksey 15%
Jerry Costello 62%
Paul Coverdell 24%
Christopher Cox 56%
William Coyne 56%
Larry Craig 32%
Robert Cramer 29%
Philip Crane 44%
Barbara Cubin 29%
Randall Cunningham 21%
Alfonse D'Amato 16%
Patsy Ann Danner 41%
Thomas Daschle 32%
James Davis 59%
Thomas Davis III 24%
Bill Delahunt 56%
Thomas DeLay 15%
Peter Deutsch 62%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 21%
Jay Dickey 21%
Norm Dicks 44%
Julian Dixon 38%
Chris Dodd 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 47%
John Doolittle 18%
Byron Dorgan 40%
David Dreier 18%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
Chet Edwards 47%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 32%
Jo Ann Emerson 24%
Philip English 38%
John Ensign 53%
Bob Etheridge 44%
Lane Evans 56%
Terry Everett 21%
Thomas Ewing 18%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 36%
Harris Fawell 32%
Victor Fazio 41%
Russ Feingold 84%
Bob Filner 56%
Mark Foley 29%
Michael Patrick Forbes 41%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Wendell Ford 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 35%
Tillie Fowler 21%
Jon David Fox 41%
Barney Frank 59%
Robert Franks 48%
William Frist 24%
Jonas Frost III 26%
Elizabeth Furse 44%
Elton Gallegly 15%
John Ganske 38%
Sam Gejdenson 47%
George Gekas 24%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 32%
Wayne Gilchrest 21%
Paul Gillmor 24%
Benjamin Gilman 24%
John Glenn 32%
Henry Gonzalez 12%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 35%
William Goodling 32%
Bart Gordon 44%
Slade Gorton 24%
Porter Goss 47%
Daniel Graham 44%
William Phillip Gramm 40%
Rodney Grams 48%
James Greenwood 38%
Judd Gregg 44%
Gilbert Gutknecht 26%
Tony Hall 50%
Lee Hamilton 44%
James Hansen 18%
Jane Harman 35%
J. Dennis Hastert 15%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 41%
Joel Hefley 39%
W.G. Hefner 32%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 26%
Rick Hill 32%
Van Hilleary 32%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 53%
David Lee Hobson 44%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 47%
Ernest Hollings 32%
Darlene Hooley 44%
Stephen Horn 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 29%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 21%
Kenny Hulshof 32%
Duncan Hunter 24%
Asa Hutchinson 35%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 52%
Kay Hutchison 36%
Henry Hyde 26%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 65%
Daniel Inouye 24%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 24%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 59%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 44%
William Lewis Jenkins 12%
Christopher John 26%
Jay Johnson 56%
Nancy Johnson 41%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
Sue Kelly 38%
Dirk Kempthorne 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 44%
Joseph Kennedy II 44%
Patrick Kennedy 65%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 41%
Bob Kerrey 40%
Dale Kildee 53%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 47%
Jay Kim 15%
Gerald Kleczka 68%
Ronald Klink 53%
Scott Klug 47%
Joseph Knollenberg 15%
Herb Kohl 68%
James Kolbe 35%
Dennis Kucinich 59%
Jon Kyl 52%
John LaFalce 56%
Ray LaHood 29%
Nicholas Lampson 41%
Tom Lantos 50%
Stephen Largent 50%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 44%
Rick Lazio 29%
James Leach 35%
Jerry Lewis 12%
Ron Lewis 18%
Joe Lieberman 36%
John Linder 18%
William Lipinski 53%
Robert Livingston 18%
Trent Lott, Sr. 20%
Dick Lugar 32%
William Luther 74%
Connie Mack 24%
James Maloney 50%
Thomas Manton 41%
Don Manzullo 35%
Matthew Martinez 38%
Frank Mascara 44%
Robert Matsui 41%
Karen McCarthy 68%
Bill McCollum 38%
James McCrery III 10%
Joseph McDade 18%
Paul McHale 47%
John McHugh 24%
Scott McInnis 29%
David McIntosh 32%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 65%
Michael McNulty 44%
Martin Meehan 65%
Carrie Meek 41%
Jack Metcalf 32%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 41%
Dan Miller 53%
David Minge 74%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 50%
John Moakley 44%
Alan Mollohan 26%
Constance Morella 68%
Carol Moseley Braun 44%
Patrick Moynihan 52%
Frank Murkowski 28%
Jack Murtha 29%
Sue Myrick 47%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 38%
Mark Neumann 71%
Robert William Ney 26%
Don Nickles 48%
Anne Northup 26%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 21%
James Nussle 21%
Jim Oberstar 41%
Dave Obey 68%
John Olver 56%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 26%
Major Owens 59%
Michael Oxley 12%
Ronald Packard 12%
Michael Pappas 44%
Mike Parker 21%
Ron Paul 68%
William Paxon 18%
Donald Payne 53%
Edward Pease 29%
John Peterson 26%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 18%
Owen Pickett 24%
Richard Pombo 21%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
John Edward Porter 62%
Glenn Poshard 44%
Deborah Pryce 18%
Jack Quinn 35%
George Radanovich 29%
James Ramstad 56%
Bill Redmond 9%
Ralph Regula 21%
Silvestre Reyes 24%
Frank Riggs 26%
Bob Riley 15%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 74%
Charles Robb 64%
Ciro Rodriguez 38%
Timothy Roemer 47%
James Rogan 41%
William Roth, Jr. 32%
Steve Rothman 53%
Marge Roukema 41%
Jim Ryun 21%
Martin Olav Sabo 48%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 21%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 32%
Jim Saxton 32%
Joe Scarborough 62%
Daniel Schaefer 18%
Robert Schaffer 44%
John Shadegg 44%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 26%
Christopher Shays 82%
E.G. Shuster 21%
Norman Sisisky 27%
David Skaggs 65%
Joseph Skeen 9%
Ike Skelton 29%
Gordon Smith 32%
Linda Smith 35%
Nick Smith 35%
Robert Smith 15%
Bob Smith 56%
Vincent Snowbarger 21%
Olympia Snowe 36%
Vic Snyder 47%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 15%
Mark Souder 42%
Arlen Specter 36%
Floyd Spence 18%
John Spratt, Jr. 47%
Pete Stark 71%
Cliff Stearns 35%
Charles Stenholm 38%
Ted Stevens 28%
Louis Stokes 47%
Ted Strickland 59%
Bob Stump 35%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sununu 38%
James Talent 21%
John Tanner 35%
Ellen Tauscher 38%
William Tauzin 9%
Charles Taylor 18%
Gene Taylor 47%
Craig Thomas 32%
William Thomas 15%
Fred Thompson 44%
Karen Thurman 44%
Strom Thurmond 28%
Todd Tiahrt 24%
Esteban Edward Torres 38%
Robert Torricelli 44%
Ed Towns 44%
James Traficant, Jr. 29%
James Turner 24%
Bruce Vento 68%
James Walsh 21%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 44%
Wesley Watkins 18%
Mel Watt 44%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 18%
David Weldon 24%
W. Curtis Weldon 41%
Gerald Weller 26%
Paul Wellstone 64%
Robert Wexler 65%
Bob Weygand 53%
Rick White 38%
Heather Wilson 19%
Bob Wise, Jr. 24%
Lynn Woolsey 56%
Albert Wynn 44%
Sidney Yates 59%
Bill Young 24%

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.