State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 42%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 92%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 92%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 33%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 8%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 58%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 17%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 8%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
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 8%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 83%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Herbert Bateman 17%
Max Baucus 100%
Anthony Beilenson 50%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 92%
Tom Bevill 67%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 17%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Rick Boucher 75%
Bill Bradley 75%
John Breaux 92%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Richard Bryan 100%
John Bryant 92%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 8%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 8%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 8%
Ben Campbell 58%
John Chafee 25%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
William Cohen 58%
Ronald Coleman 83%
Cardiss Collins 92%
Larry Combest 8%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Alfonse D'Amato 67%
Thomas Daschle 92%
E. Kika de la Garza 75%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Norm Dicks 83%
Julian Dixon 92%
Chris Dodd 100%
Robert Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
Byron Dorgan 83%
Robert Dornan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Bill Emerson 17%
Lane Evans 100%
Jim Exon 100%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 92%
Jack Fields, Jr. 8%
Floyd Flake 100%
Wendell Ford 92%
Barney Frank 100%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Elton Gallegly 8%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Pete Geren 60%
Sam Gibbons 58%
Paul Gillmor 8%
Benjamin Gilman 92%
Newt Gingrich 8%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 100%
Albert Gore, Jr. 83%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 17%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Steven Gunderson 17%
Tony Hall 83%
Lee Hamilton 67%
Melton Hancock 0%
James Hansen 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 8%
Mark Hatfield 67%
Joel Hefley 17%
W.G. Hefner 92%
Jesse Helms 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Ernest Hollings 58%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 8%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 92%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 83%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Harry Johnston 92%
J. Bennett Johnston 67%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 92%
Bob Kerrey 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Gerald Kleczka 92%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 83%
Tom Lantos 100%
Greg Laughlin 42%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Jim Lightfoot 0%
William Lipinski 100%
Robert Livingston 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 25%
Dick Lugar 8%
Connie Mack 8%
Thomas Manton 100%
Matthew Martinez 83%
Robert Matsui 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 8%
Michael McNulty 100%
Jan Meyers 25%
John Moakley 75%
Susan Molinari 33%
Alan Mollohan 92%
G.V. Montgomery 33%
Carlos Moorhead 0%
Constance Morella 67%
Patrick Moynihan 83%
Frank Murkowski 8%
Don Nickles 0%
Sam Nunn 83%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 92%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 8%
Mike Parker 25%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 75%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 50%
Clay Pell 92%
Owen Pickett 50%
John Edward Porter 0%
Glenn Poshard 92%
Larry Pressler 50%
David Pryor 92%
Bill Richardson 83%
Charles Robb 92%
Charles Rose III 83%
Toby Roth 8%
William Roth, Jr. 0%
Marge Roukema 33%
Martin Olav Sabo 92%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 58%
Daniel Schaefer 25%
Steven Schiff 25%
Pat Schroeder 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 58%
Paul Simon 92%
Alan Simpson 0%
Norman Sisisky 83%
David Skaggs 83%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 67%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 42%
Arlen Specter 58%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Stevens 33%
Gerry Studds 100%
Bob Stump 0%
William Tauzin 33%
Gene Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 8%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 92%
Robert Torricelli 92%
Ed Towns 100%
Bruce Vento 92%
Harold Volkmer 83%
Barbara Vucanovich 8%
James Walsh 25%
John Warner 25%
Pat Williams 83%
Charles Wilson 67%
Bob Wise, Jr. 100%
Sidney Yates 92%
Bill Young 17%

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.