State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 54%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 77%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 62%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 54%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 87%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 78%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 22%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 10%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 15%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 37%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 21%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 34%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 26%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 26%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 13%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 13%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 55%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 56%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 16%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 24%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 24%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 77%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 16%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 56%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 30%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 21%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 76%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 22%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 26%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 14%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 14%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 59%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 51%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 54%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 58%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 56%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 68%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 21%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 21%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 63%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 9%
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 57%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 57%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 3%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 23%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 26%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 27%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 30%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 53%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 29%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 63%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 79%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 75%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 55%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 53%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 14%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 25%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 13%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 23%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 27%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 6%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 14%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 14%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 17%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 58%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 16%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 7%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 14%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 58%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 65%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 15%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 30%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 36%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 55%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 74%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 54%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 84%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 11%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 65%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 14%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 71%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 32%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 69%
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 52%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 24%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 16%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 54%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 24%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 19%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 8%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 52%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 17%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 21%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 26%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 26%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 21%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 14%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 17%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 9%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 19%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 18%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 32%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 69%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 80%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 61%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 23%
OH Governor John Kasich R 65%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 70%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 77%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 59%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 12%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 56%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 39%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 77%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 17%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 19%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 17%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 66%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 7%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 66%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 85%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 14%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 5%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 58%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 73%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 54%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 65%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 60%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 53%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 60%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 10%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 16%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 52%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 22%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 12%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 70%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 36%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 69%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 13%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 62%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 19%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 53%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 30%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 1%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 58%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 30%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 24%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 24%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 33%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 72%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 87%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 71%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 36%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 3%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 24%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 83%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 68%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Wayne Allard 84%
Thomas Allen 14%
Rob Andrews 19%
Bill Archer 65%
Richard Armey 60%
John Ashcroft 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 12%
Brian Baird 23%
Richard Hugh Baker 57%
Cass Ballenger 59%
James Barcia 18%
Bob Barr, Jr. 72%
Bill Barrett 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Charlie Bass 58%
Herbert Bateman 47%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 19%
Bob Bennett 71%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 13%
Douglas Bereuter 49%
Shelley Berkley 16%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 28%
Judy Biggert 59%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Michael Bilirakis 52%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
Rod Blagojevich 17%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 59%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 70%
Henry Bonilla 54%
David Edward Bonior 13%
Mary Bono Mack 54%
Robert Borski, Jr. 18%
Leonard Boswell 21%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
John Breaux 21%
Richard Bryan 9%
Ed Bryant 55%
Jim Bunning 77%
Conrad Burns 73%
Dan Burton 61%
Steve Buyer 56%
Robert Byrd 10%
Herbert Callahan 53%
Ben Campbell 72%
Thomas Campbell 63%
Chris Cannon 59%
Julia Carson 23%
Mike Castle 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 75%
William Clay, Sr. 18%
Eva Clayton 20%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 8%
Robert Clement 16%
Michael Collins 62%
Larry Combest 59%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 7%
Merrill Cook 63%
John Cooksey 56%
Jerry Costello 25%
Paul Coverdell 75%
Christopher Cox 71%
William Coyne 22%
Larry Craig 78%
Robert Cramer 24%
Philip Crane 73%
Barbara Cubin 60%
Randall Cunningham 59%
Patsy Ann Danner 35%
Thomas Daschle 2%
James Davis 16%
Thomas Davis III 51%
Bill Delahunt 27%
Thomas DeLay 60%
James DeMint 69%
Peter Deutsch 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 55%
Norm Dicks 14%
Julian Dixon 13%
Chris Dodd 4%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 68%
Calvin Dooley 16%
John Doolittle 70%
Byron Dorgan 7%
David Dreier 51%
Jennifer Dunn 62%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 21%
Vern Ehlers 69%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 54%
Philip English 53%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 58%
Thomas Ewing 60%
Russ Feingold 25%
Bob Filner 25%
Peter Fitzgerald 79%
Ernest Fletcher 58%
Mark Foley 56%
Michael Patrick Forbes 32%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63%
Tillie Fowler 53%
Barney Frank 27%
Robert Franks 55%
William Frist 73%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 52%
John Ganske 48%
Sam Gejdenson 20%
George Gekas 55%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 12%
Jim Gibbons 56%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
Paul Gillmor 53%
Benjamin Gilman 48%
Charlie Gonzalez 11%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
William Goodling 57%
Bart Gordon 25%
Slade Gorton 76%
Porter Goss 62%
Daniel Graham 16%
William Phillip Gramm 83%
Rodney Grams 83%
Mark Green 72%
James Greenwood 55%
Judd Gregg 81%
Gilbert Gutknecht 67%
Tony Hall 15%
James Hansen 54%
J. Dennis Hastert 61%
Robert Hayes 59%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 63%
Joel Hefley 76%
Jesse Helms 77%
Wally Herger, Jr. 68%
Baron Hill 23%
Rick Hill 61%
Van Hilleary 65%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 12%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Pete Hoekstra 68%
Thomas Holden 25%
Ernest Hollings 6%
Darlene Hooley 19%
Stephen Horn 47%
John Nathan Hostettler 68%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 48%
Kenny Hulshof 63%
Duncan Hunter 55%
Asa Hutchinson 60%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 77%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Henry Hyde 55%
Daniel Inouye 4%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 67%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 31%
William Jefferson 11%
James Merrill Jeffords 56%
William Lewis Jenkins 55%
Christopher John 19%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 24%
Sue Kelly 53%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 7%
Patrick Kennedy 16%
Bob Kerrey 20%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 19%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
Ronald Klink 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 55%
Herb Kohl 18%
James Kolbe 58%
Dennis Kucinich 33%
Steven Kuykendall 53%
Jon Kyl 83%
John LaFalce 15%
Ray LaHood 59%
Nicholas Lampson 14%
Tom Lantos 18%
Stephen Largent 71%
Steve LaTourette 61%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Rick Lazio 62%
James Leach 57%
Jerry Lewis 48%
Ron Lewis 55%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 7%
John Linder 57%
William Lipinski 26%
Trent Lott, Sr. 74%
Dick Lugar 76%
William Luther 33%
Connie Mack 79%
James Maloney 24%
Don Manzullo 73%
Matthew Martinez 15%
Frank Mascara 14%
Robert Matsui 12%
Karen McCarthy 20%
Bill McCollum 53%
James McCrery III 53%
John McHugh 51%
Scott McInnis 67%
David McIntosh 62%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 28%
Michael McNulty 15%
Martin Meehan 25%
Carrie Meek 12%
Jack Metcalf 60%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
Dan Miller 63%
David Minge 31%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 22%
John Moakley 15%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 15%
Constance Morella 26%
Patrick Moynihan 7%
Frank Murkowski 76%
Jack Murtha 17%
Sue Myrick 69%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 57%
Robert William Ney 52%
Don Nickles 83%
Anne Northup 58%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 59%
James Nussle 63%
Jim Oberstar 29%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 19%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 7%
Doug Ose 54%
Major Owens 26%
Michael Oxley 58%
Ronald Packard 58%
Ron Paul 89%
Donald Payne 27%
Edward Pease 58%
John Peterson 47%
David Phelps 21%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 56%
Owen Pickett 20%
Richard Pombo 59%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
John Edward Porter 51%
Deborah Pryce 58%
Jack Quinn 33%
George Radanovich 59%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 54%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 54%
Bob Riley 60%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 39%
Charles Robb 13%
Ciro Rodriguez 11%
Timothy Roemer 26%
James Rogan 62%
William Roth, Jr. 72%
Steve Rothman 16%
Marge Roukema 54%
Jim Ryun 68%
Martin Olav Sabo 20%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 17%
Rick Santorum 74%
Paul Sarbanes 4%
Jim Saxton 51%
Joe Scarborough 69%
Robert Schaffer 77%
John Shadegg 70%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 52%
Christopher Shays 72%
Donald Sherwood 56%
Ronnie Shows 19%
E.G. Shuster 59%
Norman Sisisky 17%
Joseph Skeen 53%
Ike Skelton 22%
Gordon Smith 72%
Nick Smith 64%
Bob Smith 84%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 15%
Mark Souder 64%
Arlen Specter 38%
Floyd Spence 58%
John Spratt, Jr. 16%
Pete Stark 39%
Cliff Stearns 66%
Charles Stenholm 24%
Ted Stevens 72%
Ted Strickland 19%
Bob Stump 61%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sununu 69%
John Sweeney 58%
James Talent 53%
Tom Tancredo 73%
John Tanner 20%
Ellen Tauscher 13%
William Tauzin 53%
Charles Taylor 60%
Gene Taylor 35%
Craig Thomas 82%
William Thomas 51%
Fred Thompson 80%
Karen Thurman 16%
Strom Thurmond 73%
Todd Tiahrt 64%
Robert Torricelli 16%
Ed Towns 22%
James Traficant, Jr. 24%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 23%
James Turner 15%
Bruce Vento 29%
George Voinovich 67%
James Walsh 46%
Zach Wamp 62%
John Warner 72%
Wesley Watkins 60%
Mel Watt 17%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 58%
Anthony Weiner 18%
David Weldon 61%
W. Curtis Weldon 52%
Gerald Weller 61%
Paul Wellstone 19%
Robert Wexler 12%
Bob Weygand 15%
Heather Wilson 51%
Bob Wise, Jr. 14%
Lynn Woolsey 21%
David Wu 26%
Albert Wynn 13%
Bill Young 54%

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.