State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 20%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 80%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 40%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 80%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 40%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 80%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 20%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 40%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 40%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 20%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 40%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 40%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 80%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 40%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 40%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 40%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 80%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 80%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 40%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor John Kasich R 40%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 40%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 40%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 40%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 40%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 40%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 20%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 40%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 20%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 80%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 40%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 20%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 20%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 80%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 20%
Rob Andrews 60%
Bill Archer 40%
Richard Armey 40%
John Ashcroft 20%
Henry Scott Baesler 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
William Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 40%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 40%
Bill Barrett 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 40%
Herbert Bateman 60%
Max Baucus 80%
Anthony Beilenson 80%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 60%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 25%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Michael Bilirakis 40%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 40%
Peter Blute 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Sonny Bono 25%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Bill Bradley 80%
John Breaux 60%
Bill Brewster 60%
Glen Browder 60%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 20%
John Bryant 80%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunn 40%
Jim Bunning 40%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 40%
Ben Campbell 50%
Thomas Campbell 0%
Mike Castle 60%
John Chafee 20%
Jim Chapman 60%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 20%
Jon Lynn Christensen 20%
Dick Chrysler 20%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
Eva Clayton 80%
Robert Clement 60%
William Clinger 40%
William Cohen 20%
Ronald Coleman 75%
Barbara-Rose Collins 80%
Cardiss Collins 75%
Michael Collins 40%
Larry Combest 40%
Gary Condit 40%
Kent Conrad 100%
Wes Cooley 40%
Jerry Costello 80%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 25%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 20%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 40%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Randall Cunningham 40%
Alfonse D'Amato 20%
Patsy Ann Danner 60%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 80%
E. Kika de la Garza 60%
Thomas DeLay 40%
Ronald Dellums 80%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Jay Dickey 40%
Norm Dicks 80%
Julian Dixon 80%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 400%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
Calvin Dooley 80%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Robert Dornan 60%
David Dreier 20%
Jennifer Dunn 40%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 40%
Philip English 60%
John Ensign 40%
Lane Evans 80%
Terry Everett 40%
Thomas Ewing 40%
Jim Exon 80%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 20%
Harris Fawell 20%
Victor Fazio 80%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 40%
Bob Filner 100%
Floyd Flake 80%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 40%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 40%
Michael Patrick Forbes 40%
Harold Ford, Sr. 50%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 60%
Jon David Fox 20%
Barney Frank 80%
Gary Franks 40%
Robert Franks 60%
Dan Frisa 40%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 80%
David Funderburk 20%
Elizabeth Furse 80%
Elton Gallegly 40%
John Ganske 40%
Sam Gejdenson 80%
George Gekas 40%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 80%
Pete Geren 40%
Sam Gibbons 80%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 80%
William Goodling 60%
Bart Gordon 60%
Slade Gorton 40%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 80%
William Phillip Gramm 20%
Rodney Grams 0%
Enid Greene 20%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 20%
Steven Gunderson 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 20%
Tony Hall 80%
Lee Hamilton 80%
Melton Hancock 40%
James Hansen 40%
Jane Harman 80%
J. Dennis Hastert 40%
Mark Hatfield 40%
James Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 40%
W.G. Hefner 80%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 40%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Martin Hoke 40%
Thomas Holden 80%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Stephen Horn 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 40%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
Duncan Hunter 40%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 40%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 40%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 60%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 20%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Harry Johnston 80%
J. Bennett Johnston 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 20%
Sue Kelly 40%
Dirk Kempthorne 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 80%
Bob Kerrey 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Jay Kim 40%
Gerald Kleczka 75%
Ronald Klink 80%
Scott Klug 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 40%
Jon Kyl 20%
John LaFalce 80%
Ray LaHood 60%
Tom Lantos 80%
Stephen Largent 20%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Greg Laughlin 40%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 40%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 60%
Ron Lewis 60%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Jim Lightfoot 40%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 40%
William Lipinski 60%
Robert Livingston 40%
James Longley, Jr. 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 25%
Thomas Manton 60%
Don Manzullo 20%
Matthew Martinez 80%
Bill Martini 60%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 80%
Bill McCollum 20%
James McCrery III 40%
Joseph McDade 50%
Paul McHale 100%
John McHugh 60%
Scott McInnis 40%
David McIntosh 20%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Michael McNulty 80%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 80%
Jack Metcalf 40%
Jan Meyers 40%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 40%
David Minge 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 80%
John Moakley 100%
Susan Molinari 40%
Alan Mollohan 100%
G.V. Montgomery 60%
Carlos Moorhead 20%
Constance Morella 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 80%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 80%
Sue Myrick 40%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 60%
Mark Neumann 20%
Robert William Ney 40%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
Sam Nunn 60%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Bill Orton 60%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 40%
Ronald Packard 60%
Mike Parker 40%
William Paxon 40%
Donald Payne 80%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 100%
Clay Pell 75%
Pete Peterson 100%
Owen Pickett 100%
Richard Pombo 20%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
John Edward Porter 80%
Glenn Poshard 80%
Larry Pressler 40%
Deborah Pryce 40%
David Pryor 80%
James Quillen 25%
Jack Quinn 60%
George Radanovich 60%
James Ramstad 40%
Ralph Regula 40%
Bill Richardson 80%
Frank Riggs 40%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
Charles Robb 60%
Timothy Roemer 80%
Charles Rose III 80%
Toby Roth 25%
William Roth, Jr. 20%
Marge Roukema 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 60%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 20%
Steven Schiff 60%
Pat Schroeder 80%
Andrea Seastrand 20%
John Shadegg 40%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 60%
E.G. Shuster 40%
Paul Simon 60%
Alan Simpson 0%
Norman Sisisky 100%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 40%
Ike Skelton 60%
Linda Smith 40%
Nick Smith 20%
Bob Smith 20%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 40%
Mark Souder 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
Floyd Spence 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 40%
Charles Stenholm 100%
Ted Stevens 20%
Louis Stokes 80%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 40%
Bart Stupak 80%
James Talent 40%
John Tanner 75%
Randy Tate 60%
William Tauzin 20%
Charles Taylor 40%
Gene Taylor 60%
Frank Tejeda 100%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 40%
Fred Thompson 0%
Ray Thornton 100%
Karen Thurman 80%
Strom Thurmond 20%
Todd Tiahrt 40%
Peter Torkildsen 40%
Esteban Edward Torres 80%
Robert Torricelli 60%
Ed Towns 75%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
Bruce Vento 100%
Harold Volkmer 80%
Barbara Vucanovich 40%
Robert Walker 40%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 20%
Michael Ward 100%
John Warner 40%
Mel Watt 80%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 60%
David Weldon 40%
W. Curtis Weldon 40%
Gerald Weller 40%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Rick White 40%
Pat Williams 100%
Charles Wilson 60%
Bob Wise, Jr. 80%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
Albert Wynn 80%
Sidney Yates 80%
Bill Young 50%
Bill Zeliff 20%
Richard Zimmer 40%

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.