State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 97%
Rob Andrews 3%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large Joseph Baldacci D 0%
Cass Ballenger 97%
James Barcia 7%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 3%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 89%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 93%
Max Baucus 19%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Anthony Beilenson 3%
Bob Bennett 94%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 3%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 7%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 7%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
Peter Blute 57%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Sonny Bono 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
Bill Bradley 10%
John Breaux 19%
Bill Brewster 41%
Glen Browder 18%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 100%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Bunn 77%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 78%
Thomas Campbell 80%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 97%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 7%
Mike Castle 90%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 93%
John Chafee 71%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Jim Chapman 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 93%
Jon Lynn Christensen 97%
Dick Chrysler 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 14%
William Clinger 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 95%
Howard Coble 97%
Thomas Coburn 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
William Cohen 40%
Ronald Coleman 0%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 97%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 5%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
Wes Cooley 93%
Jerry Costello 1%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 20%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Alfonse D'Amato 76%
Patsy Ann Danner 10%
Thomas Daschle 0%
Thomas Davis III 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 93%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
E. Kika de la Garza 14%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 3%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 3%
John Dingell 3%
Julian Dixon 7%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
Robert Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 19%
Robert Dornan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 10%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 77%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
Chet Edwards 3%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Bill Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 70%
John Ensign 87%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Jim Exon 14%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Harris Fawell 93%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
Cleo Fields 0%
Jack Fields, Jr. 96%
Bob Filner 0%
Floyd Flake 0%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 83%
Thomas Foglietta 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Michael Patrick Forbes 71%
Harold Ford, Sr. 0%
Wendell Ford 14%
Tillie Fowler 100%
Jon David Fox 80%
Barney Frank 0%
Gary Franks 93%
Robert Franks 76%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
Dan Frisa 77%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
David Funderburk 93%
Elizabeth Furse 3%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 100%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Pete Geren 67%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 93%
Paul Gillmor 93%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 100%
John Glenn 14%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
William Goodling 93%
Bart Gordon 17%
Slade Gorton 86%
Porter Goss 97%
Daniel Graham 10%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 3%
James Greenwood 93%
Judd Gregg 90%
Steven Gunderson 90%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Ralph Hall 80%
Tony Hall 0%
Lee Hamilton 10%
Melton Hancock 97%
James Hansen 100%
Tom Harkin 10%
Jane Harman 10%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 95%
Mark Hatfield 75%
James Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 90%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 87%
Jesse Helms 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Van Hilleary 97%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 97%
Martin Hoke 90%
Thomas Holden 14%
Ernest Hollings 11%
Stephen Horn 77%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 74%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 3%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 97%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 4%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Nancy Johnson 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Timothy Johnson 7%
Harry Johnston 0%
J. Bennett Johnston 29%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 97%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 84%
Sue Kelly 97%
Dirk Kempthorne 95%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 5%
Joseph Kennedy II 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 0%
Bob Kerrey 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 5%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jay Kim 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 90%
Jack Kingston 96%
Gerald Kleczka 3%
Ronald Klink 0%
Scott Klug 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 97%
Herb Kohl 14%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 80%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 93%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Greg Laughlin 100%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
Rick Lazio 86%
James Leach 63%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
Carl Levin 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
Jerry Lewis 93%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 30%
Jim Lightfoot 100%
Blanche Lincoln 24%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 10%
Robert Livingston 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
James Longley, Jr. 81%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Dick Lugar 90%
William Luther 0%
Connie Mack 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
Thomas Manton 0%
Don Manzullo 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Matthew Martinez 14%
Bill Martini 60%
Frank Mascara 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 95%
Karen McCarthy 7%
Bill McCollum 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
James McCrery III 100%
Joseph McDade 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
Paul McHale 3%
John McHugh 69%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 97%
David McIntosh 97%
Buck McKeon 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
Jack Metcalf 90%
Jan Meyers 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
David Minge 7%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Susan Molinari 100%
Alan Mollohan 0%
G.V. Montgomery 57%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 13%
Constance Morella 60%
Carol Moseley Braun 10%
Patrick Moynihan 10%
Frank Murkowski 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Jack Murtha 3%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 100%
Sue Myrick 97%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 3%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 97%
Mark Neumann 93%
Robert William Ney 97%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
Sam Nunn 43%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 3%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 3%
Bill Orton 20%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 97%
Ronald Packard 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 3%
Mike Parker 100%
Ed Pastor 3%
William Paxon 100%
Donald Payne 0%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 7%
Clay Pell 10%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 13%
Pete Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 93%
Owen Pickett 27%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 3%
John Edward Porter 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
Glenn Poshard 7%
Larry Pressler 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
David Pryor 10%
James Quillen 92%
Jack Quinn 45%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 87%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 3%
Ralph Regula 93%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
Bill Richardson 0%
Frank Riggs 90%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Charles Robb 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 97%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Timothy Roemer 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
Charles Rose III 4%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 82%
Toby Roth 100%
William Roth, Jr. 81%
Marge Roukema 70%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 90%
Rick Santorum 95%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
Jim Saxton 90%
Joe Scarborough 89%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Steven Schiff 83%
Pat Schroeder 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
Andrea Seastrand 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 97%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 0%
John Shadegg 97%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 77%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 84%
E.G. Shuster 97%
Paul Simon 0%
Alan Simpson 81%
Norman Sisisky 24%
David Skaggs 0%
Joseph Skeen 97%
Ike Skelton 10%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Linda Smith 89%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 62%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 93%
Mark Souder 93%
Arlen Specter 38%
Floyd Spence 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 97%
Charles Stenholm 30%
Ted Stevens 86%
Steve Stockman 85%
Louis Stokes 0%
Gerry Studds 0%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 0%
James Talent 100%
John Tanner 21%
Randy Tate 97%
William Tauzin 93%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 35%
Frank Tejeda 7%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 97%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
Fred Thompson 90%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Ray Thornton 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Todd Tiahrt 97%
Peter Torkildsen 45%
Esteban Edward Torres 0%
Robert Torricelli 0%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 20%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 97%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
Bruce Vento 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 3%
Harold Volkmer 0%
Barbara Vucanovich 100%
Robert Walker 100%
James Walsh 63%
Zach Wamp 97%
Michael Ward 11%
John Warner 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
Henry Waxman 0%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 84%
Gerald Weller 80%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Rick White 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
Pat Williams 7%
Charles Wilson 4%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Frank Wolf 93%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
Albert Wynn 7%
Sidney Yates 0%
Bill Young 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%
Bill Zeliff 100%
Richard Zimmer 80%

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.