State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 48%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 64%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 74%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 46%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 59%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 73%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 82%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 14%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 14%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 30%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 15%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 31%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 30%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 17%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 51%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 25%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 18%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 16%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 83%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 15%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 49%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 19%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 24%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 81%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 21%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 12%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 54%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 28%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 53%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 49%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 69%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 22%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 12%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 56%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 10%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 48%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 51%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 18%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 56%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 55%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 68%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 63%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 47%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 46%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 9%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 14%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 10%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 16%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 21%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 27%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 22%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 14%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 53%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 13%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 16%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 14%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 51%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 15%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 12%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 22%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 28%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 54%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 57%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 53%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 12%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 13%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 77%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 18%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 62%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 25%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 14%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 46%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 48%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 21%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 14%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 24%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 18%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 52%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 26%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 19%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 21%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 18%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 13%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 15%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 18%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 15%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 34%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 73%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 82%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 66%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 18%
OH Governor John Kasich R 69%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 17%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 49%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 74%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 78%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 55%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 21%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 23%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 31%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 20%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 16%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 15%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 54%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 72%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 90%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 13%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 12%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 48%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 65%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 78%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 63%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 60%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 49%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 69%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 10%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 14%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 24%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 70%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 28%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 57%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 14%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 61%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 32%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 66%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 14%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 21%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 13%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 59%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 25%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 40%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 87%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 70%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 42%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 6%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 14%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 70%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 65%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Wayne Allard 74%
Thomas Allen 12%
Rob Andrews 27%
Bill Archer 65%
Richard Armey 55%
John Ashcroft 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 51%
Cass Ballenger 69%
James Barcia 24%
Bob Barr, Jr. 76%
Bill Barrett 61%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
Charlie Bass 47%
Herbert Bateman 43%
Max Baucus 22%
Bob Bennett 50%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 27%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Howard Berman 17%
Marion Berry 30%
Brian Bilbray 52%
Michael Bilirakis 53%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Rod Blagojevich 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 28%
Kit Bond 53%
Henry Bonilla 66%
David Edward Bonior 16%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Robert Borski, Jr. 13%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 13%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 28%
John Breaux 15%
Richard Bryan 13%
Ed Bryant 50%
Jim Bunning 46%
Conrad Burns 64%
Dan Burton 51%
Steve Buyer 45%
Robert Byrd 27%
Herbert Callahan 50%
Ben Campbell 54%
Thomas Campbell 68%
Chris Cannon 62%
Julia Carson 17%
Mike Castle 54%
John Chafee 36%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 60%
William Clay, Sr. 12%
Eva Clayton 14%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 14%
Robert Clement 14%
Michael Collins 61%
Larry Combest 52%
Gary Condit 49%
Kent Conrad 10%
Merrill Cook 48%
John Cooksey 48%
Jerry Costello 22%
Paul Coverdell 66%
Christopher Cox 75%
William Coyne 17%
Larry Craig 65%
Robert Cramer 30%
Philip Crane 83%
Barbara Cubin 63%
Randall Cunningham 54%
Patsy Ann Danner 34%
Thomas Daschle 12%
James Davis 22%
Thomas Davis III 41%
Bill Delahunt 18%
Thomas DeLay 57%
Peter Deutsch 31%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 44%
Jay Dickey 51%
Norm Dicks 14%
Julian Dixon 9%
Chris Dodd 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 58%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 55%
Byron Dorgan 12%
David Dreier 54%
Jennifer Dunn 51%
Chet Edwards 31%
Vern Ehlers 51%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 51%
Philip English 46%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Lane Evans 15%
Terry Everett 51%
Thomas Ewing 50%
Russ Feingold 35%
Bob Filner 24%
Mark Foley 60%
Michael Patrick Forbes 38%
Harold Ford, Jr. 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Tillie Fowler 46%
Barney Frank 18%
Robert Franks 50%
William Frist 59%
Jonas Frost III 14%
Elton Gallegly 48%
John Ganske 36%
Sam Gejdenson 14%
George Gekas 46%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 14%
Jim Gibbons 52%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 42%
Benjamin Gilman 42%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 53%
William Goodling 52%
Bart Gordon 22%
Slade Gorton 56%
Porter Goss 72%
Daniel Graham 12%
William Phillip Gramm 73%
Rodney Grams 73%
James Greenwood 47%
Judd Gregg 63%
Gilbert Gutknecht 48%
Tony Hall 17%
James Hansen 56%
J. Dennis Hastert 51%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 72%
Joel Hefley 72%
Jesse Helms 71%
Wally Herger, Jr. 73%
Rick Hill 46%
Van Hilleary 61%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 16%
David Lee Hobson 65%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 20%
Ernest Hollings 17%
Darlene Hooley 22%
Stephen Horn 42%
John Nathan Hostettler 58%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 29%
Kenny Hulshof 48%
Duncan Hunter 66%
Asa Hutchinson 50%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 70%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Henry Hyde 61%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 64%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
William Jefferson 14%
James Merrill Jeffords 32%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 24%
Nancy Johnson 28%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Sue Kelly 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 9%
Patrick Kennedy 19%
Bob Kerrey 22%
Dale Kildee 14%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 15%
Gerald Kleczka 27%
Ronald Klink 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 28%
James Kolbe 63%
Dennis Kucinich 22%
Jon Kyl 88%
John LaFalce 23%
Ray LaHood 45%
Nicholas Lampson 8%
Tom Lantos 14%
Stephen Largent 79%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 13%
Rick Lazio 43%
James Leach 42%
Jerry Lewis 44%
Ron Lewis 51%
Joe Lieberman 17%
John Linder 53%
William Lipinski 18%
Trent Lott, Sr. 61%
Dick Lugar 63%
William Luther 27%
Connie Mack 64%
James Maloney 31%
Don Manzullo 63%
Matthew Martinez 10%
Frank Mascara 14%
Robert Matsui 10%
Karen McCarthy 20%
Bill McCollum 61%
James McCrery III 60%
John McHugh 42%
Scott McInnis 53%
David McIntosh 66%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 23%
Michael McNulty 19%
Martin Meehan 18%
Carrie Meek 11%
Jack Metcalf 49%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 14%
Dan Miller 78%
David Minge 41%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 16%
John Moakley 10%
Alan Mollohan 14%
Constance Morella 40%
Patrick Moynihan 16%
Frank Murkowski 68%
Jack Murtha 14%
Sue Myrick 73%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 64%
Robert William Ney 47%
Don Nickles 80%
Anne Northup 47%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 49%
Jim Oberstar 19%
Dave Obey 35%
John Olver 16%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Major Owens 20%
Michael Oxley 48%
Ronald Packard 50%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 24%
Edward Pease 51%
John Peterson 51%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 52%
Owen Pickett 17%
Richard Pombo 56%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
John Edward Porter 51%
Deborah Pryce 54%
Jack Quinn 41%
George Radanovich 65%
James Ramstad 48%
Ralph Regula 42%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Bob Riley 49%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 27%
Charles Robb 26%
Ciro Rodriguez 12%
Timothy Roemer 33%
James Rogan 59%
William Roth, Jr. 59%
Steve Rothman 18%
Marge Roukema 52%
Jim Ryun 54%
Martin Olav Sabo 24%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 29%
Rick Santorum 69%
Paul Sarbanes 7%
Jim Saxton 46%
Joe Scarborough 77%
Robert Schaffer 82%
John Shadegg 76%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 36%
Christopher Shays 67%
E.G. Shuster 52%
Norman Sisisky 19%
Joseph Skeen 44%
Ike Skelton 24%
Gordon Smith 54%
Nick Smith 62%
Bob Smith 81%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Vic Snyder 17%
Mark Souder 63%
Arlen Specter 44%
Floyd Spence 53%
John Spratt, Jr. 18%
Pete Stark 38%
Cliff Stearns 66%
Charles Stenholm 37%
Ted Stevens 54%
Ted Strickland 21%
Bob Stump 79%
Bart Stupak 22%
John Sununu 56%
James Talent 51%
John Tanner 21%
Ellen Tauscher 22%
William Tauzin 47%
Charles Taylor 62%
Gene Taylor 53%
Craig Thomas 72%
William Thomas 52%
Fred Thompson 70%
Karen Thurman 27%
Strom Thurmond 62%
Todd Tiahrt 57%
Robert Torricelli 18%
Ed Towns 14%
James Traficant, Jr. 29%
James Turner 19%
Bruce Vento 21%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 71%
John Warner 63%
Wesley Watkins 54%
Mel Watt 17%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 50%
David Weldon 54%
W. Curtis Weldon 51%
Gerald Weller 47%
Paul Wellstone 18%
Robert Wexler 31%
Bob Weygand 15%
Heather Wilson 43%
Bob Wise, Jr. 11%
Lynn Woolsey 18%
Albert Wynn 13%
Bill Young 63%

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.