State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 67%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 33%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 67%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 67%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 67%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 67%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 67%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 67%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 67%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 67%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 100%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 67%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 67%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 67%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 67%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 67%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 67%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
John Adler 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 67%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boccieri 0%
Kit Bond 33%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Bobby Bright 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Steve Buyer 0%
Joseph Cao 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Travis Childers 0%
Kent Conrad 67%
Kathy Dahlkemper 100%
Artur Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Chris Dodd 67%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Steve Driehaus 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Russ Feingold 67%
Bart Gordon 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
John Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 67%
Suzanne Kosmas 0%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 0%
Betsy Markey 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Michael McMahon 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Walt Minnick 0%
Harry Mitchell 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 0%
Ben Nelson 33%
Glenn Nye III 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Tom Perriello 0%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
George Radanovich 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mark Schauer 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 100%
Ike Skelton 0%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 0%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Tanner 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
Harry Teague 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
George Voinovich 67%
Diane Watson 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 67%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 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.