State Office Name Party Rating
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 104
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 103
Christopher Shays 103
Mike Castle 100
Michael Ferguson 100
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100
Vern Ehlers 93
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 93
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 93
James Ramstad 93
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 93
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 87
Tim Johnson 87
Todd Platts 87
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 80
Jim Saxton 80
Olympia Snowe 79
Gordon Smith 71
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 67
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 67
James Walsh 67
Judd Gregg 64
Arlen Specter 64
John Sununu 64
John McHugh 63
Judy Biggert 53
Thomas Davis III 53
Wayne Gilchrest 53
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 53
Steve LaTourette 53
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 53
Dick Lugar 50
Roscoe Bartlett 47
Philip English 47
Bob Inglis, Sr. 47
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 47
Bill Young 47
Norm Coleman 46
John Warner 46
John Ensign 43
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 43
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 43
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 40
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 40
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 40
John Kuhl, Jr. 40
Ray LaHood 40
Jon Porter, Sr. 40
Mary Bono Mack 37
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 36
George Voinovich 36
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 33
Ginny Brown-Waite 33
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 33
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 33
Ron Paul 30
Wayne Allard 29
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 29
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 29
Brian Bilbray 27
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 27
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 27
David Lee Hobson 27
Ric Keller 27
Joseph Knollenberg 27
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 27
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 27
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 27
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 27
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 27
Gerald Weller 27
Heather Wilson 27
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 25
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25
Luis Fortuño 25
Melquiades Martinez 25
Ted Stevens 25
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 23
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 21
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 21
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 21
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20
David Dreier 20
Jo Ann Emerson 20
Terry Everett 20
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 20
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 20
Thaddeus McCotter 20
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 20
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 20
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20
Jean Schmidt 20
Cliff Stearns 20
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 20
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 20
Elizabeth Dole 18
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17
Bob Bennett 14
Jim Bunning 14
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 14
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 14
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 14
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 14
Jon Kyl 14
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 14
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 14
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 13
Rodney Alexander 13
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 13
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 13
Henry Brown, Jr. 13
Steve Buyer 13
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 13
Thelma Drake 13
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 13
Elton Gallegly 13
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 13
Robert Hayes 13
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 13
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 13
Kenny Hulshof 13
Jerry Lewis 13
Connie Mack IV 13
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 13
Sue Myrick 13
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 13
Deborah Pryce 13
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 13
Ralph Regula 13
Denny Rehberg 13
Richard Renzi 13
Thomas Reynolds 13
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 13
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 13
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 13
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 13
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 13
Zach Wamp 13
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13
Larry Craig 11
Duncan Hunter 10
John Peterson 10
Charles Pickering, Jr. 10
Tom Tancredo 10
Todd Akin 7
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 7
J. Gresham Barrett 7
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7
Dan Burton 7
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7
Chris Cannon 7
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 7
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 7
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 7
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 7
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 7
David Davis 7
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 7
James DeMint 7
John Doolittle 7
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 7
Tom Feeney 7
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 7
Virgil Goode, Jr. 7
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 7
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 7
Kay Hutchison 7
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 7
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 7
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 7
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 7
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 7
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 7
Ron Lewis 7
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 7
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 7
Marilyn Musgrave 7
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 7
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 7
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 7
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 7
Mark Souder 7
Todd Tiahrt 7
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 7
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 7
David Weldon 7
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 7
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 7
Kit Bond 4
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0
Barbara Cubin 0
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0
Geoff Davis 0
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Pete Hoekstra 0
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0
John Linder 0
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0
Dan Lungren 0
Don Manzullo 0
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0
James McCrery III 0
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0
George Radanovich 0
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0
William Sali 0
John Shadegg 0
John Sullivan 0
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R -3
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R -3
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R -4
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R -7

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.