State Office Name Party Rating
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 93%
Bob Bennett 93%
Jon Kyl 93%
Don Nickles 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 90%
Jim Bunning 90%
Judd Gregg 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
Rick Santorum 90%
Kit Bond 88%
Larry Craig 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
Gordon Smith 88%
Craig Thomas 88%
John Warner 88%
Conrad Burns 87%
William Frist 87%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 87%
Dick Lugar 86%
Ron Paul 86%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 85%
Kay Hutchison 85%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
George Voinovich 85%
Zach Wamp 85%
Ben Campbell 84%
Todd Akin 83%
Philip Crane 83%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 83%
John Shadegg 83%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 82%
Dan Burton 82%
James Kolbe 82%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 82%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 81%
Charlie Bass 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
James DeMint 80%
David Dreier 80%
Paul Gillmor 80%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 80%
Nick Smith 80%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 80%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 80%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 79%
Edward Schrock 79%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 78%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 78%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 78%
Jo Ann Davis 78%
Thomas DeLay 78%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 78%
Jim Gibbons 78%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 78%
David Lee Hobson 78%
Thomas William Osborne 78%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 78%
George Radanovich 78%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 78%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 78%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 78%
Tom Tancredo 78%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 78%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 78%
Heather Wilson 78%
Chris Cannon 77%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 77%
John Peterson 77%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 77%
Denny Rehberg 77%
Charles Taylor 77%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 76%
Christopher Cox 76%
Steve LaTourette 76%
John Linder 76%
Scott McInnis 76%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 76%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 76%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 76%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 75%
Judy Biggert 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 75%
Henry Bonilla 75%
Eric Cantor 75%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 75%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Philip English 75%
Terry Everett 75%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
Ernest Fletcher 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Porter Goss 75%
Mark Green 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Robert Hayes 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 75%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 75%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 75%
Don Manzullo 75%
James McCrery III 75%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 75%
Anne Northup 75%
James Nussle 75%
Doug Ose 75%
Michael Oxley 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
Richard Pombo 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 75%
Jim Ryun 75%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Donald Sherwood 75%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Ted Stevens 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 75%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 75%
Ric Keller 74%
Joseph Knollenberg 74%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 74%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 73%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 73%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 73%
Michael Collins 73%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Vern Ehlers 73%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Wayne Gilchrest 73%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 73%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 73%
James Greenwood 73%
Melissa Hart 73%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Henry Hyde 73%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 73%
Mark Kennedy 73%
Ron Lewis 73%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 73%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 73%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 73%
Sue Myrick 73%
Robert William Ney 73%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 73%
Todd Platts 73%
Deborah Pryce 73%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 73%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 72%
John Doolittle 72%
Elton Gallegly 72%
Jerry Lewis 72%
John Sununu 72%
David Weldon 72%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Steve Buyer 70%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 70%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 70%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 70%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 70%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 70%
Joel Hefley 70%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 70%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 70%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 70%
Mark Souder 70%
John Sweeney 70%
William Tauzin 70%
William Thomas 70%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
Gerald Weller 70%
Bill Young 70%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 69%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 69%
Michael Bilirakis 68%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 68%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 68%
Jennifer Dunn 68%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
Nancy Johnson 68%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 68%
Christopher Shays 68%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 68%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 68%
James Walsh 68%
John McHugh 67%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 66%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
Mike Castle 65%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 65%
Thomas Davis III 65%
Sue Kelly 65%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 65%
Ray LaHood 65%
W. Curtis Weldon 64%
Michael Ferguson 63%
Mark Foley 63%
Tim Johnson 63%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 63%
Jim Saxton 63%
Zell Bryan Miller 61%
Jack Quinn 58%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Arlen Specter 58%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 57%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 57%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
James Ramstad 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55%
Charles Stenholm 54%
James Leach 52%
Ben Nelson 52%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 52%
Gene Taylor 52%
Ike Skelton 51%
Marion Berry 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
John Breaux 49%
John Tanner 48%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 47%
William Lipinski 47%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 45%
Baron Hill 44%
Christopher John 44%
Robert Cramer 42%
Chet Edwards 42%
Calvin Dooley 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Dennis Moore 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Mike Ross 40%
James Turner 40%
Rick Boucher 38%
Vic Snyder 38%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 37%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 37%
Alan Mollohan 37%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 36%
Bart Gordon 36%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 35%
Thomas Holden 35%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 35%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 35%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 35%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 35%
Max Baucus 34%
Brad Carson 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 33%
Jane Harman 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 33%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 32%
Brian Baird 31%
Ernest Hollings 31%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 31%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 30%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 30%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 30%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 30%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 29%
Norm Dicks 29%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 29%
Jonas Frost III 29%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 29%
Bart Stupak 29%
Diane Watson 29%
Rob Andrews 28%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 28%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 28%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 28%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 28%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 28%
Pete Stark 28%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 28%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 26%
Evan Bayh 26%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 26%
Blanche Lincoln 26%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 26%
Ed Towns 26%
Howard Berman 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
James Davis 25%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
Barney Frank 25%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
Herb Kohl 25%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 25%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 25%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
Thomas Allen 24%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 24%
William Jefferson 24%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 24%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 24%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 23%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Julia Carson 23%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 23%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 23%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 23%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 23%
Bob Etheridge 23%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 23%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 23%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 23%
Gerald Kleczka 23%
Nicholas Lampson 23%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 23%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 23%
Joe Lieberman 23%
Robert Matsui 23%
Martin Meehan 23%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 23%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 23%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 23%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 23%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 23%
Anthony Weiner 23%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 22%
Byron Dorgan 22%
Patrick Kennedy 22%
Major Owens 22%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 22%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 22%
Gary Ackerman 21%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 21%
Kent Conrad 21%
Bill Delahunt 21%
Russ Feingold 21%
Darlene Hooley 21%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 21%
Dave Obey 21%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 21%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Robert Byrd 20%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 20%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 20%
Lane Evans 20%
Bob Filner 20%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 20%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 20%
Tom Lantos 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 20%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 20%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 20%
Karen McCarthy 20%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 20%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 20%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
John Olver 20%
Donald Payne 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 20%
Martin Olav Sabo 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 20%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 20%
Hilda Solis 20%
Ted Strickland 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 20%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 20%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 19%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 19%
Steve Rothman 19%
Mel Watt 19%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 18%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 18%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 18%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 18%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 18%
Michael McNulty 18%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
Albert Wynn 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 17%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Thomas Daschle 17%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 17%
Daniel Graham 17%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 17%
John Edwards 16%
Robert Wexler 16%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 15%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 15%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 15%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 15%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 15%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 15%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 15%
Peter Deutsch 13%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 13%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 13%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 13%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 12%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 11%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Hillary Clinton 10%
Jon Corzine 10%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 10%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 10%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 10%
Chris Dodd 9%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
Paul Sarbanes 6%

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.