State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 64%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 78%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 77%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 73%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 18%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 18%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 73%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 15%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 89%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 15%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 69%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 23%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 69%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 15%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 85%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 85%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 8%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 15%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 69%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 92%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 92%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 8%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 92%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 15%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 42%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 91%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 23%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 15%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 15%
Bill Barrett 23%
Herbert Bateman 15%
Max Baucus 45%
Anthony Beilenson 92%
Douglas Bereuter 31%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 46%
Michael Bilirakis 23%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
Kit Bond 9%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Rick Boucher 58%
Bill Bradley 73%
John Breaux 30%
George Brown, Jr. 92%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 18%
John Bryant 54%
Dale Bumpers 18%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 18%
Dan Burton 0%
Robert Byrd 9%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 75%
John Chafee 91%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
William Cohen 64%
Ronald Coleman 62%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 92%
Larry Combest 8%
Gary Condit 15%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 31%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 38%
Philip Crane 0%
Randall Cunningham 8%
Alfonse D'Amato 27%
Thomas Daschle 27%
E. Kika de la Garza 64%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Norm Dicks 69%
Julian Dixon 92%
Chris Dodd 64%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
Calvin Dooley 62%
John Doolittle 0%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 38%
Bill Emerson 8%
Lane Evans 100%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 27%
Harris Fawell 15%
Victor Fazio 92%
Jack Fields, Jr. 0%
Floyd Flake 85%
Wendell Ford 9%
Barney Frank 100%
Gary Franks 15%
Jonas Frost III 54%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
Pete Geren 46%
Sam Gibbons 38%
Wayne Gilchrest 23%
Paul Gillmor 31%
Benjamin Gilman 85%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 55%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Albert Gore, Jr. 78%
Slade Gorton 36%
Porter Goss 15%
Daniel Graham 27%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Steven Gunderson 38%
Tony Hall 38%
Lee Hamilton 38%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 8%
J. Dennis Hastert 8%
Mark Hatfield 64%
Joel Hefley 8%
W.G. Hefner 27%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
David Lee Hobson 15%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 77%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 38%
William Jefferson 92%
James Merrill Jeffords 70%
Nancy Johnson 58%
Harry Johnston 92%
J. Bennett Johnston 27%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 85%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 77%
Bob Kerrey 55%
Dale Kildee 85%
Gerald Kleczka 62%
Scott Klug 46%
Herb Kohl 55%
James Kolbe 62%
Jon Kyl 8%
John LaFalce 85%
Tom Lantos 85%
Greg Laughlin 15%
Frank Lautenberg 82%
James Leach 77%
Jerry Lewis 36%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Jim Lightfoot 8%
William Lipinski 38%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 30%
Connie Mack 0%
Thomas Manton 77%
Matthew Martinez 92%
Robert Matsui 100%
Bill McCollum 15%
James McCrery III 18%
Michael McNulty 54%
Jan Meyers 31%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 92%
John Moakley 75%
Susan Molinari 38%
Alan Mollohan 33%
G.V. Montgomery 23%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
Constance Morella 100%
Patrick Moynihan 82%
Frank Murkowski 9%
Don Nickles 0%
Sam Nunn 36%
James Nussle 38%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 31%
Bill Orton 18%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 8%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 15%
William Paxon 15%
Donald Payne 92%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 38%
Clay Pell 80%
Pete Peterson 42%
Owen Pickett 42%
John Edward Porter 23%
Glenn Poshard 31%
Larry Pressler 9%
David Pryor 22%
James Ramstad 15%
Bill Richardson 92%
Charles Robb 55%
Timothy Roemer 46%
Charles Rose III 54%
Toby Roth 0%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Marge Roukema 15%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Paul Sarbanes 73%
Jim Saxton 15%
Daniel Schaefer 15%
Steven Schiff 31%
Pat Schroeder 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 69%
Paul Simon 73%
Alan Simpson 18%
Norman Sisisky 38%
David Skaggs 100%
Joseph Skeen 31%
Ike Skelton 15%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 23%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 0%
Arlen Specter 27%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 15%
Ted Stevens 9%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 0%
William Tauzin 23%
Charles Taylor 8%
Gene Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 23%
William Thomas 15%
Ray Thornton 58%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 77%
Ed Towns 100%
Bruce Vento 100%
Harold Volkmer 23%
Barbara Vucanovich 8%
James Walsh 15%
John Warner 27%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Pat Williams 85%
Charles Wilson 33%
Bob Wise, Jr. 62%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 15%
Bill Zeliff 23%
Richard Zimmer 23%

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.