State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 92%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 46%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 23%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 8%
Henry Scott Baesler 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
Bill Barrett 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 8%
Herbert Bateman 8%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 8%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 8%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 8%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Richard Bryan 100%
Ed Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 23%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Mike Castle 8%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 8%
John Chafee 54%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 8%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 92%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 8%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 69%
Patsy Ann Danner 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
Thomas Davis III 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 23%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 46%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 46%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 8%
Jennifer Dunn 11%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Terry Everett 8%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 58%
Wendell Ford 100%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 69%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 54%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 8%
William Frist 23%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 8%
John Ganske 8%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 8%
Benjamin Gilman 77%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
William Goodling 8%
Bart Gordon 92%
Slade Gorton 54%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 46%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 23%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
James Greenwood 31%
Judd Gregg 23%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 8%
Tony Hall 90%
Lee Hamilton 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 77%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 100%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 8%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 77%
Stephen Horn 77%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 67%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Nancy Johnson 62%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 92%
OH Governor John Kasich R 8%
Sue Kelly 23%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Bob Kerrey 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jay Kim 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 10%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 100%
Scott Klug 31%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 46%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 31%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Rick Lazio 33%
James Leach 62%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
William Lipinski 100%
Robert Livingston 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 69%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
William Luther 100%
Connie Mack 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Thomas Manton 100%
Don Manzullo 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 46%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 80%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
Paul McHale 100%
John McHugh 85%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
Jack Metcalf 77%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
David Minge 77%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 92%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
Constance Morella 69%
Carol Moseley Braun 100%
Patrick Moynihan 100%
Frank Murkowski 46%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 31%
Robert William Ney 31%
Don Nickles 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
Mike Parker 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
William Paxon 8%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 77%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 31%
Owen Pickett 15%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
John Edward Porter 8%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
Glenn Poshard 92%
Deborah Pryce 8%
Jack Quinn 100%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 15%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 31%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Frank Riggs 31%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Timothy Roemer 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 8%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
William Roth, Jr. 46%
Marge Roukema 62%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 8%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Rick Santorum 46%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
Jim Saxton 8%
Joe Scarborough 8%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 31%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 8%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 8%
Christopher Shays 54%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 23%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 70%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 85%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Linda Smith 8%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 46%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 69%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 8%
Charles Stenholm 23%
Ted Stevens 46%
Louis Stokes 100%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
James Talent 8%
John Tanner 69%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 46%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 8%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
Fred Thompson 23%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 23%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
Bruce Vento 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
James Walsh 38%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 23%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 8%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 67%
Gerald Weller 69%
Paul Wellstone 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 31%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 14%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 69%

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.