State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0
Todd Akin 0
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 13
Rodney Alexander 0
Wayne Allard 10
George Allen 7
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0
Richard Hugh Baker 0
J. Gresham Barrett 8
Roscoe Bartlett 67
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R -12
Charlie Bass 67
Bob Beauprez -4
Bob Bennett 7
Judy Biggert 50
Michael Bilirakis 17
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R -4
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 4
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 8
Sherwood Boehlert 108
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
Kit Bond -3
Henry Bonilla -4
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
Mary Bono Mack 17
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 83
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R -4
Henry Brown, Jr. -4
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 7
Ginny Brown-Waite 8
Jim Bunning 0
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0
Conrad Burns 0
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 13
Dan Burton 0
Steve Buyer -4
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 4
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 8
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0
Chris Cannon -4
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 8
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 8
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R -4
Mike Castle 96
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 21
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 87
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0
Chris Chocola 8
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 7
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0
Norm Coleman 47
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0
Larry Craig -3
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 8
Barbara Cubin -4
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R -4
Geoff Davis 8
Jo Ann Davis 8
Thomas Davis III 71
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0
Thomas DeLay 8
James DeMint 13
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 4
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 47
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 8
Elizabeth Dole 7
Pete Domenici, Jr. 3
John Doolittle -4
Thelma Drake 4
David Dreier 8
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R -4
Vern Ehlers 71
Jo Ann Emerson -4
Philip English 17
John Ensign 13
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
Terry Everett -4
Tom Feeney 17
Michael Ferguson 46
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 100
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17
Mark Foley 33
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 8
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 8
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 8
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 62
William Frist 7
Elton Gallegly 4
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 17
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 71
Jim Gibbons -8
Wayne Gilchrest 87
Paul Gillmor 8
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 8
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 4
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 7
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0
Mark Green 25
Judd Gregg 33
Gilbert Gutknecht 17
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R -4
Katherine Harris 17
Melissa Hart 0
J. Dennis Hastert 0
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R -4
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 7
Robert Hayes 0
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 4
Joel Hefley 12
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 8
Wally Herger, Jr. -4
David Lee Hobson 8
Pete Hoekstra 8
John Nathan Hostettler 0
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter -4
Kay Hutchison 0
Henry Hyde 8
Bob Inglis, Sr. 58
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R -3
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 8
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0
William Lewis Jenkins 0
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R -4
Nancy Johnson 92
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0
Tim Johnson 87
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 29
Ric Keller 8
Sue Kelly 29
Mark Kennedy 21
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R -4
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 8
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 75
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0
Joseph Knollenberg 8
James Kolbe 17
John Kuhl, Jr. 8
Jon Kyl 13
Ray LaHood 46
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 8
Steve LaTourette 17
James Leach 87
Jerry Lewis 8
Ron Lewis 0
John Linder 8
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 96
Trent Lott, Sr. 0
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R -4
Dick Lugar 27
Dan Lungren -4
Connie Mack IV 8
Don Manzullo 0
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0
Melquiades Martinez 13
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 63
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0
Thaddeus McCotter 17
James McCrery III 0
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 8
John McHugh 8
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 4
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R -4
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 8
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 8
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 8
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0
Marilyn Musgrave -4
Sue Myrick 8
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
Robert William Ney 0
Anne Northup 0
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R -4
James Nussle 8
Thomas William Osborne 8
ID Governor Butch Otter R 8
Michael Oxley 0
Ron Paul 17
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R -4
IN Governor Mike Pence R 8
John Peterson 4
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 42
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0
Todd Platts 62
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 8
Richard Pombo -12
Jon Porter, Sr. 0
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0
Deborah Pryce 8
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 8
George Radanovich 4
James Ramstad 87
Ralph Regula 8
Denny Rehberg 4
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 46
Richard Renzi -4
Thomas Reynolds 17
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 8
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 8
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 4
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 8
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 25
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17
Jim Ryun 0
Rick Santorum 0
Jim Saxton 100
Jean Schmidt 0
John Schwarz 54
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 29
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 7
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0
John Shadegg 8
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25
Christopher Shays 87
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0
Donald Sherwood 8
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R -4
Robert Ruhl Simmons 62
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R -8
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 92
Gordon Smith 40
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R -4
Olympia Snowe 70
Mike Sodrel 0
Mark Souder 0
Arlen Specter 20
Cliff Stearns 17
Ted Stevens -10
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 37
John Sweeney 25
James Talent 0
Tom Tancredo 8
Charles Taylor 8
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0
Craig Thomas 10
William Thomas 0
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R -4
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0
Todd Tiahrt -4
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 8
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 8
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 17
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 7
George Voinovich 0
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 12
James Walsh 37
Zach Wamp 25
John Warner 17
David Weldon 4
W. Curtis Weldon 54
Gerald Weller 0
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 8
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0
Heather Wilson 4
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50
Bill Young 12
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R -8

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.