State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 53%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 79%
Gary Ackerman 24%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 85%
John Ashcroft 93%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 95%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 25%
Cass Ballenger 71%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 20%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 79%
Charlie Bass 65%
Herbert Bateman 65%
Max Baucus 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 58%
Howard Berman 32%
Marion Berry 35%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 8%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 55%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 72%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 55%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 82%
Kit Bond 69%
Henry Bonilla 79%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 47%
Leonard Boswell 35%
Rick Boucher 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 85%
John Breaux 7%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 40%
George Brown, Jr. 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 32%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 86%
Richard Bryan 7%
Ed Bryant 85%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 79%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 82%
Robert Byrd 7%
Herbert Callahan 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 95%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60%
Ben Campbell 93%
Thomas Campbell 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
Chris Cannon 80%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 6%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 45%
Julia Carson 29%
Mike Castle 65%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 55%
John Chafee 29%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 95%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 94%
William Clay, Sr. 18%
Eva Clayton 35%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 7%
Robert Clement 40%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 45%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 65%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 82%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 38%
Michael Collins 95%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 57%
Larry Combest 85%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
Merrill Cook 100%
John Cooksey 89%
Jerry Costello 47%
Paul Coverdell 93%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 20%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 11%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 11%
James Davis 35%
Thomas Davis III 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 30%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 6%
Bill Delahunt 15%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
Thomas DeLay 90%
Peter Deutsch 29%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
Jay Dickey 95%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 21%
Julian Dixon 45%
Chris Dodd 21%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 35%
David Dreier 84%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 70%
Jennifer Dunn 89%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 14%
Chet Edwards 32%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 33%
Philip English 75%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 77%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
Bob Etheridge 39%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 85%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 6%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
Russ Feingold 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 7%
Bob Filner 20%
Mark Foley 70%
Michael Patrick Forbes 86%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Barney Frank 10%
Robert Franks 65%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 65%
William Frist 43%
Jonas Frost III 40%
Elton Gallegly 85%
John Ganske 60%
Sam Gejdenson 40%
George Gekas 75%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 29%
Jim Gibbons 89%
Wayne Gilchrest 70%
Paul Gillmor 89%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 65%
William Goodling 80%
Bart Gordon 61%
Slade Gorton 43%
Porter Goss 89%
Daniel Graham 14%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
William Phillip Gramm 86%
Rodney Grams 86%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 85%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 35%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 64%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 28%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 50%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 75%
Tony Hall 35%
James Hansen 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 32%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 90%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 95%
Jesse Helms 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Rick Hill 90%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 25%
Maurice Hinchey 32%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 30%
David Lee Hobson 85%
Pete Hoekstra 58%
Thomas Holden 60%
Ernest Hollings 21%
Darlene Hooley 10%
Stephen Horn 70%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 53%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 58%
Kenny Hulshof 95%
Duncan Hunter 95%
Asa Hutchinson 95%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Henry Hyde 70%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 21%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 37%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 23%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Christopher John 58%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 35%
Nancy Johnson 60%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 65%
OH Governor John Kasich R 70%
Sue Kelly 60%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 32%
Bob Kerrey 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Dale Kildee 45%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 16%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 10%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 94%
Gerald Kleczka 20%
Ronald Klink 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 7%
James Kolbe 55%
Dennis Kucinich 35%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 20%
Ray LaHood 85%
Nicholas Lampson 25%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 8%
Tom Lantos 25%
Stephen Largent 83%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 65%
Steve LaTourette 84%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
Rick Lazio 84%
James Leach 70%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 7%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
Jerry Lewis 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 15%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 36%
John Linder 74%
William Lipinski 67%
Robert Livingston 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 86%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 15%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 90%
Dick Lugar 36%
William Luther 10%
Connie Mack 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 22%
James Maloney 50%
Don Manzullo 85%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
Matthew Martinez 45%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 30%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 46%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 45%
Karen McCarthy 5%
Bill McCollum 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 79%
James McCrery III 94%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 10%
John McHugh 89%
Scott McInnis 100%
David McIntosh 75%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 90%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 47%
Michael McNulty 42%
Martin Meehan 10%
Carrie Meek 47%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 45%
Jack Metcalf 85%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 18%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 32%
Dan Miller 80%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 24%
David Minge 10%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 25%
John Moakley 10%
Alan Mollohan 42%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 95%
Constance Morella 35%
Patrick Moynihan 7%
Frank Murkowski 79%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 7%
Jack Murtha 55%
Sue Myrick 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 22%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 89%
Robert William Ney 83%
Don Nickles 79%
Anne Northup 85%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
James Nussle 65%
Jim Oberstar 24%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 25%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 55%
Major Owens 16%
Michael Oxley 60%
Ronald Packard 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 35%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 50%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 30%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 26%
Edward Pease 75%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 30%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 25%
John Peterson 90%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Owen Pickett 35%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 85%
Richard Pombo 88%
Earl Pomeroy 35%
John Edward Porter 45%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 67%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 21%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Jack Quinn 74%
George Radanovich 90%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
James Ramstad 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 11%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Ralph Regula 75%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 7%
Silvestre Reyes 42%
Bob Riley 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 30%
Charles Robb 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 46%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 7%
Ciro Rodriguez 47%
Timothy Roemer 30%
James Rogan 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 85%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 80%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 85%
William Roth, Jr. 38%
Steve Rothman 30%
Marge Roukema 55%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 15%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 11%
Jim Ryun 95%
Martin Olav Sabo 11%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 95%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 35%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 47%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 79%
Rick Santorum 64%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 30%
Jim Saxton 90%
Joe Scarborough 95%
Robert Schaffer 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 40%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 68%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 90%
John Shadegg 95%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Christopher Shays 30%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 45%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 85%
E.G. Shuster 68%
Norman Sisisky 55%
Joseph Skeen 80%
Ike Skelton 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 11%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 79%
Gordon Smith 46%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 84%
Nick Smith 70%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Vic Snyder 35%
Mark Souder 89%
Arlen Specter 43%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 47%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 21%
Pete Stark 19%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 56%
Ted Stevens 50%
Ted Strickland 45%
Bob Stump 95%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sununu 85%
James Talent 90%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 15%
William Tauzin 89%
Charles Taylor 87%
Gene Taylor 79%
Craig Thomas 79%
William Thomas 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
Fred Thompson 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 95%
Karen Thurman 50%
Strom Thurmond 93%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 15%
Robert Torricelli 21%
Ed Towns 24%
James Traficant, Jr. 95%
James Turner 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 70%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
Bruce Vento 10%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
James Walsh 89%
Zach Wamp 90%
John Warner 64%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 32%
Wesley Watkins 80%
Mel Watt 15%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 95%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 15%
David Weldon 88%
W. Curtis Weldon 58%
Gerald Weller 90%
Paul Wellstone 7%
Robert Wexler 39%
Bob Weygand 44%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 85%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 90%
Bob Wise, Jr. 24%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 90%
Lynn Woolsey 15%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
Albert Wynn 45%
Bill Young 85%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 89%

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.