State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 65%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 77%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 81%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 60%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 23%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 66%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 87%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 12%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 18%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 15%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 18%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 13%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 15%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 61%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 20%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 71%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 11%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 81%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 6%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 62%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 21%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 79%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 61%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 18%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 14%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 11%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 21%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 62%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 11%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 64%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 62%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 61%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 65%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 60%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 68%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 30%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 67%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 19%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 78%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 6%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 59%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 79%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 61%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 73%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 57%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 10%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 9%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 14%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 65%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 76%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 81%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 60%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 59%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 48%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 24%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 66%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 11%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 13%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 11%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 8%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 6%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 66%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 61%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 11%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 22%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 10%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 34%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 6%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 67%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 11%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 61%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 77%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 61%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 16%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 63%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 29%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 66%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 12%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 56%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 59%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 12%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 61%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 15%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 14%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 6%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 9%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 59%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 16%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 21%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 13%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 14%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 13%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 10%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 6%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 11%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 7%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 9%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 15%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 68%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 65%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 15%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 68%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 65%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 17%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 60%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 19%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 13%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 76%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 13%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 13%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 76%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 12%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 10%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 49%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 64%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 16%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 59%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 73%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 62%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 69%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 74%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 69%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 63%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 63%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 15%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 9%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 61%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 17%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 10%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 76%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 21%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 81%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 12%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 72%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 70%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 15%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 59%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 11%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 9%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 7%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 16%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 62%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 17%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 14%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 69%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 15%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 84%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 76%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 13%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 7%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 56%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 21%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 83%
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 74%
Wayne Allard 88%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 11%
Rob Andrews 19%
Richard Armey 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 27%
Bob Barr, Jr. 74%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Charlie Bass 61%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 20%
Bob Bennett 83%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 18%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 22%
Howard Berman 12%
Marion Berry 18%
Judy Biggert 61%
Michael Bilirakis 59%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
Rod Blagojevich 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 51%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 61%
David Edward Bonior 10%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Robert Borski, Jr. 14%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 12%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
John Breaux 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 61%
Ed Bryant 66%
Jim Bunning 85%
Conrad Burns 81%
Dan Burton 72%
Steve Buyer 62%
Robert Byrd 13%
Herbert Callahan 62%
Ben Campbell 79%
Chris Cannon 67%
Jean Carnahan 21%
Brad Carson 20%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 56%
Eva Clayton 8%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 32%
Robert Clement 22%
Hillary Clinton 3%
Michael Collins 64%
Larry Combest 62%
Gary Condit 38%
Kent Conrad 5%
John Cooksey 57%
Jon Corzine 9%
Jerry Costello 19%
Christopher Cox 74%
William Coyne 10%
Larry Craig 82%
Robert Cramer 40%
Philip Crane 79%
Barbara Cubin 77%
Randall Cunningham 61%
Thomas Daschle 6%
James Davis 18%
Jo Ann Davis 66%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 12%
Thomas DeLay 73%
James DeMint 73%
Peter Deutsch 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 61%
Norm Dicks 12%
Chris Dodd 6%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 78%
Calvin Dooley 22%
John Doolittle 73%
Byron Dorgan 6%
David Dreier 63%
Jennifer Dunn 66%
John Edwards 13%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 62%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
Philip English 58%
John Ensign 84%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Lane Evans 10%
Terry Everett 67%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 18%
Peter Fitzgerald 77%
Ernest Fletcher 61%
Mark Foley 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 18%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63%
Barney Frank 16%
William Frist 84%
Jonas Frost III 9%
Elton Gallegly 62%
John Ganske 55%
George Gekas 58%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 9%
Jim Gibbons 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 59%
Paul Gillmor 55%
Benjamin Gilman 52%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 72%
Bart Gordon 33%
Porter Goss 62%
Daniel Graham 8%
William Phillip Gramm 87%
Mark Green 65%
James Greenwood 57%
Judd Gregg 85%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 61%
Tony Hall 14%
James Hansen 67%
Jane Harman 24%
Melissa Hart 59%
Robert Hayes 61%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 72%
Joel Hefley 78%
Jesse Helms 87%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Baron Hill 27%
Van Hilleary 62%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 16%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
David Lee Hobson 59%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 17%
Ernest Hollings 7%
Darlene Hooley 14%
Stephen Horn 54%
John Nathan Hostettler 74%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 61%
Duncan Hunter 68%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 77%
Kay Hutchison 79%
Henry Hyde 56%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 68%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 18%
William Jefferson 16%
James Merrill Jeffords 49%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Christopher John 36%
Nancy Johnson 52%
Tim Johnson 56%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ric Keller 66%
Sue Kelly 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 9%
Mark Kennedy 62%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
Brian Kerns 72%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Gerald Kleczka 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 62%
Dennis Kucinich 12%
Jon Kyl 88%
John LaFalce 8%
Ray LaHood 57%
Nicholas Lampson 14%
Tom Lantos 9%
Steve LaTourette 57%
James Leach 53%
Jerry Lewis 62%
Ron Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
John Linder 64%
William Lipinski 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 81%
Dick Lugar 81%
William Luther 13%
James Maloney 24%
Don Manzullo 70%
Frank Mascara 16%
Robert Matsui 7%
Karen McCarthy 13%
James McCrery III 62%
John McHugh 55%
Scott McInnis 69%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 16%
Michael McNulty 9%
Martin Meehan 11%
Carrie Meek 11%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 8%
Dan Miller 67%
Zell Bryan Miller 63%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 7%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 27%
Constance Morella 43%
Frank Murkowski 82%
Jack Murtha 24%
Sue Myrick 71%
Ben Nelson 43%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 65%
Robert William Ney 58%
Don Nickles 87%
Anne Northup 62%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 64%
James Nussle 63%
Jim Oberstar 9%
Dave Obey 9%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Thomas William Osborne 59%
Doug Ose 60%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 60%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 12%
John Peterson 61%
David Phelps 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 71%
Earl Pomeroy 12%
Deborah Pryce 59%
Jack Quinn 58%
George Radanovich 63%
James Ramstad 62%
Ralph Regula 58%
Denny Rehberg 59%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Thomas Reynolds 62%
Bob Riley 66%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 16%
Ciro Rodriguez 12%
Timothy Roemer 25%
Mike Ross 23%
Steve Rothman 10%
Marge Roukema 57%
Jim Ryun 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 13%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 24%
Rick Santorum 82%
Paul Sarbanes 5%
Jim Saxton 56%
Robert Schaffer 85%
Edward Schrock 67%
John Shadegg 80%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 56%
Christopher Shays 66%
Donald Sherwood 62%
Ronnie Shows 36%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 58%
Joseph Skeen 60%
Ike Skelton 25%
Gordon Smith 76%
Nick Smith 66%
Bob Smith 87%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Vic Snyder 19%
Hilda Solis 9%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 59%
John Spratt, Jr. 11%
Pete Stark 16%
Cliff Stearns 74%
Charles Stenholm 28%
Ted Stevens 73%
Ted Strickland 12%
Bob Stump 65%
Bart Stupak 15%
John Sununu 69%
John Sweeney 59%
Tom Tancredo 86%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
William Tauzin 61%
Charles Taylor 65%
Gene Taylor 32%
Craig Thomas 83%
William Thomas 57%
Fred Thompson 84%
Karen Thurman 11%
Strom Thurmond 85%
Todd Tiahrt 68%
Robert Torricelli 29%
Ed Towns 18%
James Traficant, Jr. 56%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 13%
James Turner 18%
George Voinovich 87%
James Walsh 58%
Zach Wamp 62%
John Warner 77%
Wesley Watkins 61%
Mel Watt 10%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 59%
Anthony Weiner 11%
David Weldon 71%
W. Curtis Weldon 55%
Gerald Weller 60%
Paul Wellstone 7%
Robert Wexler 7%
Heather Wilson 60%
Lynn Woolsey 11%
David Wu 17%
Albert Wynn 10%
Bill Young 60%

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.