State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 22%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 30%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 22%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 18%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 73%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 91%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 91%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 70%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 82%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 82%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 18%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 91%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 18%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 27%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 73%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 18%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 18%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 18%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 18%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 90%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 18%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 18%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 73%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 64%
IN Council Member-At-Large John Myers R 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 18%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 18%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 73%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 70%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 70%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 73%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 64%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 73%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 89%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 18%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 82%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 91%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 27%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 33%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 18%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 70%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 18%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 18%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 18%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 64%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 27%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 27%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 64%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 18%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 70%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 73%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 91%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 82%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 91%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 73%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 82%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 73%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 27%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 18%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 18%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 64%
OH Governor John Kasich R 18%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 30%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 22%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 18%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 60%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 55%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 18%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 27%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 82%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 18%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 18%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 18%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 18%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 18%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 91%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 70%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 91%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 73%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 18%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 55%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 18%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 70%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 18%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 91%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 27%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 18%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 73%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 56%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 64%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 20%
Gary Ackerman 73%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 18%
Richard Armey 18%
John Ashcroft 22%
Henry Scott Baesler 55%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
William Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 18%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 18%
Bill Barrett 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 18%
Charlie Bass 18%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 50%
Anthony Beilenson 70%
Bob Bennett 20%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 55%
Douglas Bereuter 27%
Howard Berman 80%
Tom Bevill 60%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Peter Blute 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Kit Bond 30%
Henry Bonilla 18%
David Edward Bonior 91%
Sonny Bono 18%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Rick Boucher 60%
Bill Bradley 80%
John Breaux 60%
Bill Brewster 30%
George Brown, Jr. 91%
Hank Brown 10%
Richard Bryan 60%
Ed Bryant 18%
John Bryant 80%
Dale Bumpers 80%
Jim Bunning 18%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 18%
Steve Buyer 18%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 18%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 67%
Mike Castle 27%
John Chafee 30%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 27%
Jon Lynn Christensen 18%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 55%
William Clinger 10%
William Cohen 70%
Ronald Coleman 60%
Barbara-Rose Collins 90%
Cardiss Collins 90%
Michael Collins 18%
Larry Combest 18%
Gary Condit 27%
Kent Conrad 70%
Jerry Costello 64%
Paul Coverdell 20%
Christopher Cox 18%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 27%
Philip Crane 18%
Barbara Cubin 18%
Randall Cunningham 18%
Alfonse D'Amato 30%
Patsy Ann Danner 36%
Thomas Daschle 70%
Thomas Davis III 18%
E. Kika de la Garza 60%
Thomas DeLay 18%
Ronald Dellums 91%
Peter Deutsch 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Jay Dickey 18%
Norm Dicks 64%
Julian Dixon 91%
Chris Dodd 60%
Robert Dole 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 55%
John Doolittle 27%
Byron Dorgan 60%
Robert Dornan 10%
David Dreier 18%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 18%
Bill Emerson 10%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 18%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 18%
Thomas Ewing 18%
Jim Exon 80%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 33%
Harris Fawell 18%
Victor Fazio 82%
Russ Feingold 70%
Cleo Fields 100%
Jack Fields, Jr. 10%
Bob Filner 90%
Floyd Flake 90%
Thomas Foglietta 100%
Mark Foley 18%
Michael Patrick Forbes 27%
Wendell Ford 70%
Tillie Fowler 22%
Jon David Fox 27%
Barney Frank 91%
Gary Franks 10%
Robert Franks 27%
William Frist 20%
Jonas Frost III 64%
Elizabeth Furse 80%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 18%
Sam Gejdenson 91%
George Gekas 18%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 73%
Pete Geren 30%
Sam Gibbons 70%
Wayne Gilchrest 27%
Paul Gillmor 18%
Benjamin Gilman 27%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 60%
Henry Gonzalez 70%
William Goodling 18%
Bart Gordon 36%
Slade Gorton 20%
Porter Goss 18%
Daniel Graham 67%
William Phillip Gramm 25%
Rodney Grams 20%
James Greenwood 27%
Judd Gregg 20%
Steven Gunderson 30%
Gilbert Gutknecht 18%
Tony Hall 70%
Lee Hamilton 45%
Melton Hancock 10%
James Hansen 18%
Jane Harman 44%
J. Dennis Hastert 18%
Mark Hatfield 70%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 18%
Joel Hefley 27%
W.G. Hefner 55%
Jesse Helms 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 18%
Van Hilleary 18%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
David Lee Hobson 18%
Pete Hoekstra 18%
Martin Hoke 30%
Thomas Holden 55%
Ernest Hollings 70%
Stephen Horn 27%
John Nathan Hostettler 27%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 27%
Duncan Hunter 18%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 18%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 18%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 18%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 30%
Nancy Johnson 45%
Harry Johnston 70%
J. Bennett Johnston 40%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 30%
Sue Kelly 27%
Dirk Kempthorne 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Joseph Kennedy II 73%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 73%
Bob Kerrey 67%
Dale Kildee 73%
Jay Kim 27%
Gerald Kleczka 55%
Ronald Klink 73%
Scott Klug 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 18%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 18%
Jon Kyl 22%
John LaFalce 82%
Ray LaHood 18%
Tom Lantos 70%
Stephen Largent 10%
Steve LaTourette 18%
Greg Laughlin 40%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rick Lazio 18%
James Leach 18%
Jerry Lewis 27%
Ron Lewis 18%
Joe Lieberman 70%
Jim Lightfoot 10%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 18%
William Lipinski 55%
Robert Livingston 18%
Trent Lott, Sr. 22%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 55%
Connie Mack 22%
Thomas Manton 73%
Don Manzullo 18%
Matthew Martinez 90%
Frank Mascara 73%
Robert Matsui 82%
Karen McCarthy 73%
Bill McCollum 18%
James McCrery III 18%
Joseph McDade 20%
Paul McHale 55%
John McHugh 18%
Scott McInnis 27%
David McIntosh 18%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 60%
Martin Meehan 64%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 18%
Jan Meyers 30%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 18%
David Minge 45%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 91%
John Moakley 70%
Susan Molinari 20%
Alan Mollohan 64%
G.V. Montgomery 40%
Carlos Moorhead 10%
Constance Morella 36%
Carol Moseley Braun 60%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 20%
Jack Murtha 64%
Sue Myrick 18%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 18%
Mark Neumann 18%
Robert William Ney 18%
Don Nickles 22%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 18%
Sam Nunn 50%
James Nussle 18%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 73%
John Olver 82%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 55%
Bill Orton 50%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 18%
Ronald Packard 27%
Mike Parker 18%
William Paxon 18%
Donald Payne 100%
Lewis Payne, Jr. 40%
Clay Pell 80%
Pete Peterson 70%
Owen Pickett 55%
Richard Pombo 27%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
John Edward Porter 18%
Glenn Poshard 55%
Larry Pressler 30%
Deborah Pryce 18%
David Pryor 70%
James Quillen 10%
Jack Quinn 30%
George Radanovich 18%
James Ramstad 20%
Ralph Regula 18%
Bill Richardson 64%
Frank Riggs 18%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 64%
Charles Robb 60%
Timothy Roemer 55%
Charles Rose III 80%
Toby Roth 10%
William Roth, Jr. 44%
Marge Roukema 36%
Martin Olav Sabo 91%
Rick Santorum 30%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
Jim Saxton 27%
Joe Scarborough 27%
Daniel Schaefer 27%
Steven Schiff 18%
Pat Schroeder 80%
John Shadegg 18%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 18%
Christopher Shays 27%
E.G. Shuster 18%
Paul Simon 80%
Alan Simpson 20%
Norman Sisisky 45%
David Skaggs 91%
Joseph Skeen 18%
Ike Skelton 30%
Linda Smith 20%
Nick Smith 18%
Bob Smith 22%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 18%
Mark Souder 27%
Arlen Specter 40%
Floyd Spence 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 64%
Pete Stark 78%
Cliff Stearns 18%
Charles Stenholm 36%
Ted Stevens 30%
Louis Stokes 100%
Gerry Studds 80%
Bob Stump 27%
Bart Stupak 73%
James Talent 18%
John Tanner 45%
William Tauzin 18%
Charles Taylor 10%
Gene Taylor 27%
Frank Tejeda 80%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 18%
Fred Thompson 30%
Ray Thornton 60%
Karen Thurman 70%
Strom Thurmond 20%
Todd Tiahrt 18%
Peter Torkildsen 20%
Esteban Edward Torres 91%
Ed Towns 91%
James Traficant, Jr. 55%
Bruce Vento 91%
Harold Volkmer 80%
Barbara Vucanovich 20%
Robert Walker 10%
James Walsh 18%
Zach Wamp 18%
John Warner 20%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 20%
David Weldon 18%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 18%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Rick White 18%
Pat Williams 80%
Charles Wilson 70%
Bob Wise, Jr. 64%
Lynn Woolsey 82%
Albert Wynn 91%
Sidney Yates 89%
Bill Young 18%
Bill Zeliff 10%
Richard Zimmer 30%

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.