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