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

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.