State Office Name Party Rating
Max Baucus 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
Ronald Dellums 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Cleo Fields 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
Dave Obey 100%
Major Owens 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Charles Rose III 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
Richard Bryan 90%
Ben Campbell 90%
Kent Conrad 90%
Chris Dodd 90%
Byron Dorgan 90%
Jim Exon 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 90%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Bob Kerrey 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 90%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Patrick Moynihan 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
Claiborne Pell 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 90%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 88%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 88%
Anthony Beilenson 88%
Howard Berman 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
Eva Clayton 88%
Jerry Costello 88%
Julian Dixon 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
Sam Gejdenson 88%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 88%
Tony Hall 88%
W.G. Hefner 88%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 88%
Tom Lantos 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 88%
Alan Mollohan 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 88%
Jim Oberstar 88%
John Olver 88%
Donald Payne 88%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 88%
Martin Olav Sabo 88%
Pat Schroeder 88%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 88%
Pete Stark 88%
Gerry Studds 88%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
Karen Thurman 88%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
Bruce Vento 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 88%
Pat Williams 88%
Bob Wise, Jr. 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Sidney Yates 88%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Bill Bradley 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
Wendell Ford 80%
Daniel Graham 80%
Mark Hatfield 80%
J. Bennett Johnston 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Carol Moseley Braun 80%
Charles Robb 80%
Paul Simon 80%
Gary Ackerman 75%
James Barcia 75%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 75%
Rick Boucher 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Ronald Coleman 75%
Robert Cramer 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 75%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 75%
Victor Fazio 75%
Bob Filner 75%
Floyd Flake 75%
Sam Gibbons 75%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 75%
William Jefferson 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 75%
Joseph Kennedy II 75%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 75%
Gerald Kleczka 75%
John LaFalce 75%
William Lipinski 75%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 75%
Robert Matsui 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 75%
Carrie Meek 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 75%
Bill Richardson 75%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 75%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 75%
David Skaggs 75%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 75%
Ray Thornton 75%
Esteban Edward Torres 75%
Robert Torricelli 75%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
Harold Volkmer 75%
John Breaux 70%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
Henry Scott Baesler 63%
Tom Bevill 63%
John Bryant 63%
Peter Deutsch 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Jonas Frost III 63%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 63%
Harry Johnston 63%
Greg Laughlin 63%
Thomas Manton 63%
Matthew Martinez 63%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 63%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 63%
Pete Peterson 63%
Ike Skelton 63%
Charles Wilson 63%
Dale Bumpers 60%
John Glenn 60%
Ernest Hollings 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 60%
Arlen Specter 60%
Rob Andrews 50%
Gary Condit 50%
Jane Harman 50%
David Minge 50%
Bill Orton 50%
Glenn Poshard 50%
Timothy Roemer 50%
John Chafee 40%
Michael Bilirakis 38%
G.V. Montgomery 38%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 38%
Norman Sisisky 38%
Gene Taylor 38%
Frank Tejeda 38%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Sam Nunn 30%
David Pryor 30%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Dan Burton 25%
Michael Collins 25%
E. Kika de la Garza 25%
Jay Dickey 25%
Robert Dornan 25%
Chet Edwards 25%
Terry Everett 25%
Steven Gunderson 25%
Lee Hamilton 25%
Joel Hefley 25%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 25%
Scott Klug 25%
Ron Lewis 25%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Mike Parker 25%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 25%
Owen Pickett 25%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
Steven Schiff 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 25%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 25%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Charles Taylor 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
Bill Young 25%
Ted Stevens 20%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
William Baker 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
Peter Blute 13%
Henry Bonilla 13%
Jim Bunning 13%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
Larry Combest 13%
Christopher Cox 13%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
Calvin Dooley 13%
John Doolittle 13%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Pete Geren 13%
Porter Goss 13%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
Melton Hancock 13%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Stephen Horn 13%
Henry Hyde 13%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 13%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Blanche Lincoln 13%
Robert Livingston 13%
John McHugh 13%
Scott McInnis 13%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 13%
Susan Molinari 13%
Carlos Moorhead 13%
Constance Morella 13%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 13%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 13%
Richard Pombo 13%
John Edward Porter 13%
Jack Quinn 13%
Toby Roth 13%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
Daniel Schaefer 13%
Joseph Skeen 13%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 13%
Charles Stenholm 13%
Bob Stump 13%
William Tauzin 13%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 13%
Barbara Vucanovich 13%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13%
Hank Brown 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
William Cohen 10%
Larry Craig 10%
Jesse Helms 10%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 10%
Dirk Kempthorne 10%
William Roth, Jr. 10%
Bob Smith 10%
Strom Thurmond 10%
John Warner 10%
Wayne Allard 0%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
Mike Castle 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 0%
Harris Fawell 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Gary Franks 0%
Robert Franks 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Newt Gingrich 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Slade Gorton 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Jay Kim 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Rick Lazio 0%
James Leach 0%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Connie Mack 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
Bill McCollum 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
James McCrery III 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Jan Meyers 0%
Dan Miller 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Don Nickles 0%
James Nussle 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
William Paxon 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
Larry Pressler 0%
James Ramstad 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
Marge Roukema 0%
Jim Saxton 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
Alan Simpson 0%
Nick Smith 0%
James Talent 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Peter Torkildsen 0%
James Walsh 0%
Bill Zeliff 0%
Richard Zimmer 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.