State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 66%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 78%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 78%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 67%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 67%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 58%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 23%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 18%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 16%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 32%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 30%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 28%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 32%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 33%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 33%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 19%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 33%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 62%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 27%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 75%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 21%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 15%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 27%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 81%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 16%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 68%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 19%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 18%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 81%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 26%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 30%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 19%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 69%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 22%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 52%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 70%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 61%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 81%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 69%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 31%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 18%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 76%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 15%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 21%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 18%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 22%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 62%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 33%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 78%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 83%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 70%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 58%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 25%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 69%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 26%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 36%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 29%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 40%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 19%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 21%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 13%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 22%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 16%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 70%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 20%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 76%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 22%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 25%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 28%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 71%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 18%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 67%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 24%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 23%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 68%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 69%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 26%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 78%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 32%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 74%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 19%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 62%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 48%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 22%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 27%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 55%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 35%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 34%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 13%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 45%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 17%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 20%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 27%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 27%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 24%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 18%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 19%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 28%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 9%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 27%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 73%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 76%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 23%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 16%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 72%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 79%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 68%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 18%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 67%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 36%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 40%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 85%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 18%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 22%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 76%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 22%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 12%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 38%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 79%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 27%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 15%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 60%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 67%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 77%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 72%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 65%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 79%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 21%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 28%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 74%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 44%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 24%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 70%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 42%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 84%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 32%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 78%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 33%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 52%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 31%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 37%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 30%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 69%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 30%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 32%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 34%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 77%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 41%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 81%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 81%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 42%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 15%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 24%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 78%
Gary Ackerman 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 21%
Wayne Allard 80%
Thomas Allen 24%
Rob Andrews 27%
Richard Armey 73%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Brian Baird 32%
Richard Hugh Baker 58%
Cass Ballenger 70%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 74%
Charlie Bass 68%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 23%
Bob Bennett 85%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 59%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 63%
Judy Biggert 59%
Michael Bilirakis 57%
Jeff Bingaman 23%
Rod Blagojevich 29%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
Kit Bond 74%
Henry Bonilla 68%
David Edward Bonior 16%
Mary Bono Mack 69%
Robert Borski, Jr. 16%
Leonard Boswell 36%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 68%
John Breaux 32%
Ed Bryant 77%
Jim Bunning 75%
Conrad Burns 65%
Dan Burton 74%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 55%
Ben Campbell 72%
Chris Cannon 78%
Julia Carson 24%
Mike Castle 52%
Eva Clayton 24%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 23%
Robert Clement 43%
Michael Collins 78%
Larry Combest 74%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 23%
John Cooksey 64%
Jerry Costello 37%
Christopher Cox 85%
William Coyne 19%
Larry Craig 80%
Robert Cramer 42%
Philip Crane 80%
Barbara Cubin 76%
Randall Cunningham 72%
Thomas Daschle 21%
James Davis 27%
Thomas Davis III 61%
Bill Delahunt 29%
Thomas DeLay 82%
James DeMint 84%
Peter Deutsch 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 44%
Norm Dicks 25%
Chris Dodd 21%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 79%
Calvin Dooley 29%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 23%
David Dreier 65%
Jennifer Dunn 63%
John Edwards 25%
Chet Edwards 27%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
Philip English 62%
Bob Etheridge 32%
Lane Evans 37%
Terry Everett 70%
Russ Feingold 21%
Bob Filner 19%
Peter Fitzgerald 65%
Ernest Fletcher 64%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Barney Frank 24%
William Frist 78%
Jonas Frost III 29%
Elton Gallegly 56%
John Ganske 68%
George Gekas 60%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 14%
Jim Gibbons 69%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 51%
Benjamin Gilman 30%
Charlie Gonzalez 24%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 76%
Bart Gordon 48%
Porter Goss 67%
Daniel Graham 20%
William Phillip Gramm 86%
Mark Green 76%
James Greenwood 57%
Judd Gregg 84%
Gilbert Gutknecht 77%
Tony Hall 21%
James Hansen 62%
Robert Hayes 64%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Joel Hefley 81%
Jesse Helms 76%
Wally Herger, Jr. 83%
Baron Hill 42%
Van Hilleary 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 29%
Maurice Hinchey 22%
David Lee Hobson 51%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 40%
Ernest Hollings 15%
Darlene Hooley 36%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 79%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
Kenny Hulshof 81%
Duncan Hunter 62%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 81%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Henry Hyde 51%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
William Jefferson 28%
James Merrill Jeffords 53%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Christopher John 47%
Nancy Johnson 47%
Paul Kanjorski 30%
Sue Kelly 55%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 18%
Patrick Kennedy 13%
Dale Kildee 26%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18%
Gerald Kleczka 29%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Herb Kohl 27%
James Kolbe 70%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Jon Kyl 86%
John LaFalce 27%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 39%
Tom Lantos 18%
Stephen Largent 82%
Steve LaTourette 58%
James Leach 59%
Jerry Lewis 59%
Ron Lewis 69%
Joe Lieberman 30%
Blanche Lincoln 22%
John Linder 81%
William Lipinski 31%
Trent Lott, Sr. 78%
Ken Lucas 50%
Dick Lugar 78%
William Luther 32%
James Maloney 25%
Don Manzullo 88%
Frank Mascara 29%
Robert Matsui 24%
Karen McCarthy 20%
James McCrery III 74%
John McHugh 55%
Scott McInnis 77%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 41%
Michael McNulty 23%
Martin Meehan 41%
Carrie Meek 26%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 16%
Dan Miller 69%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 34%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 45%
Constance Morella 38%
Frank Murkowski 78%
Jack Murtha 37%
Sue Myrick 81%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 69%
Robert William Ney 61%
Don Nickles 86%
Anne Northup 54%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 69%
James Nussle 73%
Jim Oberstar 24%
Dave Obey 29%
John Olver 27%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 32%
Doug Ose 64%
Major Owens 23%
Michael Oxley 71%
Ron Paul 93%
Donald Payne 23%
John Peterson 69%
David Phelps 47%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 69%
Richard Pombo 78%
Earl Pomeroy 22%
Deborah Pryce 59%
Jack Quinn 45%
George Radanovich 78%
James Ramstad 64%
Ralph Regula 54%
Silvestre Reyes 21%
Thomas Reynolds 59%
Bob Riley 63%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 41%
Ciro Rodriguez 23%
Timothy Roemer 49%
Steve Rothman 23%
Marge Roukema 59%
Jim Ryun 78%
Martin Olav Sabo 19%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 40%
Rick Santorum 83%
Paul Sarbanes 15%
Jim Saxton 51%
Robert Schaffer 88%
John Shadegg 84%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 55%
Christopher Shays 56%
Donald Sherwood 51%
Ronnie Shows 46%
Joseph Skeen 60%
Ike Skelton 48%
Gordon Smith 73%
Nick Smith 80%
Bob Smith 75%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 21%
Mark Souder 69%
Arlen Specter 55%
John Spratt, Jr. 42%
Pete Stark 40%
Cliff Stearns 79%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 78%
Ted Strickland 32%
Bob Stump 76%
Bart Stupak 21%
John Sununu 81%
John Sweeney 60%
Tom Tancredo 79%
John Tanner 59%
Ellen Tauscher 19%
William Tauzin 64%
Charles Taylor 69%
Gene Taylor 53%
Craig Thomas 80%
William Thomas 66%
Fred Thompson 81%
Karen Thurman 24%
Strom Thurmond 78%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
Robert Torricelli 38%
Ed Towns 17%
James Traficant, Jr. 45%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 19%
James Turner 43%
George Voinovich 70%
James Walsh 49%
Zach Wamp 71%
John Warner 75%
Wesley Watkins 69%
Mel Watt 24%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 70%
Anthony Weiner 26%
David Weldon 67%
W. Curtis Weldon 63%
Gerald Weller 52%
Paul Wellstone 16%
Robert Wexler 17%
Heather Wilson 60%
Lynn Woolsey 31%
David Wu 32%
Albert Wynn 20%
Bill Young 59%

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.