State Office Name Party Rating
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Sonny Bono 100%
Hank Brown 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
Dick Chrysler 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Jay Dickey 100%
Robert Dole 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Robert Dornan 100%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Bill Emerson 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Thomas Ewing 100%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Tillie Fowler 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 100%
George Gekas 100%
Newt Gingrich 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
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%
James Hansen 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
James Hayes 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
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%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 100%
Jay Kim 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Greg Laughlin 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Jim Lightfoot 100%
John Linder 100%
Robert Livingston 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Bill McCollum 100%
James McCrery III 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
Dan Miller 100%
Susan Molinari 100%
Carlos Moorhead 100%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Ronald Packard 100%
Mike Parker 100%
William Paxon 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
Larry Pressler 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
Toby Roth 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
Daniel Schaefer 100%
Andrea Seastrand 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Bob Smith 100%
Floyd Spence 100%
Bob Stump 100%
James Talent 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Strom Thurmond 100%
Barbara Vucanovich 100%
Robert Walker 100%
John Warner 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 100%
David Weldon 100%
Rick White 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
Bill Young 100%
Bill Zeliff 100%
Wayne Allard 97%
Cass Ballenger 97%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 97%
Jon Lynn Christensen 97%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 97%
Michael Collins 97%
Porter Goss 97%
Melton Hancock 97%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Van Hilleary 97%
Pete Hoekstra 97%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 97%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 97%
Sue Kelly 97%
Joseph Knollenberg 97%
Scott McInnis 97%
David McIntosh 97%
Sue Myrick 97%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 97%
Robert William Ney 97%
Michael Oxley 97%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 97%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 97%
John Shadegg 97%
E.G. Shuster 97%
Joseph Skeen 97%
Cliff Stearns 97%
Randy Tate 97%
William Thomas 97%
Todd Tiahrt 97%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 97%
Zach Wamp 97%
Jack Fields, Jr. 96%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 96%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 95%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 95%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 95%
Dirk Kempthorne 95%
Connie Mack 95%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 95%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
Frank Murkowski 95%
Rick Santorum 95%
Bob Bennett 94%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 93%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 93%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 93%
Wes Cooley 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 93%
Harris Fawell 93%
Gary Franks 93%
David Funderburk 93%
Wayne Gilchrest 93%
Paul Gillmor 93%
William Goodling 93%
James Greenwood 93%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Stephen Largent 93%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Mark Neumann 93%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 93%
Ralph Regula 93%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 93%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 93%
Mark Souder 93%
William Tauzin 93%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 93%
James Quillen 92%
Brian Bilbray 90%
Kit Bond 90%
Mike Castle 90%
William Clinger 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 90%
Judd Gregg 90%
Steven Gunderson 90%
Joel Hefley 90%
Jesse Helms 90%
Martin Hoke 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 90%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 90%
Dick Lugar 90%
Jack Metcalf 90%
Jan Meyers 90%
John Edward Porter 90%
Frank Riggs 90%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 90%
Jim Saxton 90%
Fred Thompson 90%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 90%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 89%
Joe Scarborough 89%
Linda Smith 89%
Joseph McDade 88%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
John Ensign 87%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 87%
James Ramstad 87%
Slade Gorton 86%
Rick Lazio 86%
Ted Stevens 86%
TX U.S. House-36 Steve Stockman R 85%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 84%
W. Curtis Weldon 84%
Thomas Davis III 83%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 83%
Scott Klug 83%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Steven Schiff 83%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 82%
James Longley, Jr. 81%
William Roth, Jr. 81%
Alan Simpson 81%
Thomas Campbell 80%
Jon David Fox 80%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 80%
Nancy Johnson 80%
Ray LaHood 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
Gerald Weller 80%
Richard Zimmer 80%
Ben Campbell 78%
Jim Bunn 77%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 77%
Dan Frisa 77%
Stephen Horn 77%
Christopher Shays 77%
Alfonse D'Amato 76%
Robert Franks 76%
Mark Hatfield 75%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 74%
John Chafee 71%
Michael Patrick Forbes 71%
Philip English 70%
Marge Roukema 70%
John McHugh 69%
Pete Geren 67%
James Leach 63%
James Walsh 63%
Olympia Snowe 62%
Bill Martini 60%
Constance Morella 60%
Peter Blute 57%
G.V. Montgomery 57%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Jack Quinn 45%
Peter Torkildsen 45%
Sam Nunn 43%
Bill Brewster 41%
William Cohen 40%
Arlen Specter 38%
Gene Taylor 35%
Gary Condit 33%
Joe Lieberman 30%
Charles Stenholm 30%
J. Bennett Johnston 29%
Owen Pickett 27%
Blanche Lincoln 24%
Norman Sisisky 24%
John Tanner 21%
Robert Cramer 20%
Bill Orton 20%
James Traficant, Jr. 20%
Max Baucus 19%
John Breaux 19%
Byron Dorgan 19%
Glen Browder 18%
Bart Gordon 17%
Timothy Roemer 17%
Robert Byrd 14%
Robert Clement 14%
E. Kika de la Garza 14%
Jim Exon 14%
Wendell Ford 14%
John Glenn 14%
Thomas Holden 14%
Herb Kohl 14%
Matthew Martinez 14%
Henry Scott Baesler 13%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 13%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 13%
Ernest Hollings 11%
Michael Ward 11%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
Bill Bradley 10%
Patsy Ann Danner 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
Calvin Dooley 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 10%
Daniel Graham 10%
Lee Hamilton 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 10%
Jane Harman 10%
Bob Kerrey 10%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
William Lipinski 10%
Carol Moseley Braun 10%
Patrick Moynihan 10%
Clay Pell 10%
David Pryor 10%
Charles Robb 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 10%
Ike Skelton 10%
James Barcia 7%
Tom Bevill 7%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 7%
Rick Boucher 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 7%
Julian Dixon 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 7%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
Karen McCarthy 7%
David Minge 7%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 7%
Glenn Poshard 7%
Frank Tejeda 7%
Pat Williams 7%
Albert Wynn 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
Kent Conrad 5%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 4%
Charles Rose III 4%
Charles Wilson 4%
Rob Andrews 3%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 3%
Anthony Beilenson 3%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 3%
Peter Deutsch 3%
Norm Dicks 3%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 3%
Chet Edwards 3%
Elizabeth Furse 3%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 3%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 3%
Gerald Kleczka 3%
Paul McHale 3%
Jack Murtha 3%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 3%
Dave Obey 3%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 3%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 3%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 3%
Earl Pomeroy 3%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 3%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 3%
Jerry Costello 1%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
Richard Bryan 0%
John Bryant 0%
Dale Bumpers 0%
Jim Chapman 0%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
Ronald Coleman 0%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
William Coyne 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Thomas Daschle 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Ronald Dellums 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Lane Evans 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Victor Fazio 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Cleo Fields 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Floyd Flake 0%
Thomas Foglietta 0%
Harold Ford, Sr. 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Sam Gibbons 0%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
Tony Hall 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
William Jefferson 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Harry Johnston 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
Joseph Kennedy II 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Ronald Klink 0%
John LaFalce 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
William Luther 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
Thomas Manton 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Frank Mascara 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
John Olver 0%
Major Owens 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
Pete Peterson 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
Bill Richardson 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
Pat Schroeder 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
Paul Simon 0%
David Skaggs 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Louis Stokes 0%
Gerry Studds 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
Ray Thornton 0%
Karen Thurman 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 0%
Robert Torricelli 0%
Ed Towns 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
Bruce Vento 0%
Harold Volkmer 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
Sidney Yates 0%

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.