State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 29%
Wayne Allard 9%
George Allen 27%
Thomas Allen 79%
Rob Andrews 79%
Richard Armey 21%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Brian Baird 79%
Richard Hugh Baker 21%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 93%
Bob Barr, Jr. 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
Charlie Bass 21%
Max Baucus 73%
Evan Bayh 91%
Bob Bennett 14%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 36%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 86%
Marion Berry 64%
Judy Biggert 29%
Michael Bilirakis 36%
Jeff Bingaman 95%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 29%
Kit Bond 9%
Henry Bonilla 21%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Robert Borski, Jr. 93%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
John Breaux 59%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
Ed Bryant 21%
Jim Bunning 9%
Conrad Burns 18%
Dan Burton 21%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 77%
Herbert Callahan 21%
Ben Campbell 36%
Chris Cannon 21%
Eric Cantor 29%
Jean Carnahan 91%
Brad Carson 71%
Julia Carson 86%
Mike Castle 29%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 91%
Robert Clement 71%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 14%
Larry Combest 21%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 91%
John Cooksey 21%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 86%
Christopher Cox 21%
William Coyne 93%
Larry Craig 9%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 21%
Barbara Cubin 14%
Randall Cunningham 21%
Thomas Daschle 95%
James Davis 86%
Jo Ann Davis 29%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 79%
Thomas DeLay 21%
James DeMint 21%
Peter Deutsch 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 21%
Norm Dicks 79%
Chris Dodd 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
Calvin Dooley 64%
John Doolittle 29%
Byron Dorgan 91%
David Dreier 21%
Jennifer Dunn 21%
John Edwards 95%
Chet Edwards 79%
Vern Ehlers 21%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 32%
Bob Etheridge 79%
Lane Evans 86%
Terry Everett 21%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 21%
Bob Filner 86%
Peter Fitzgerald 27%
Ernest Fletcher 21%
Mark Foley 21%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 9%
Jonas Frost III 93%
Elton Gallegly 21%
John Ganske 43%
George Gekas 29%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Jim Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
Paul Gillmor 29%
Benjamin Gilman 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
Bart Gordon 71%
Porter Goss 21%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 9%
Mark Green 21%
James Greenwood 21%
Judd Gregg 9%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 29%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
Tony Hall 64%
James Hansen 21%
Jane Harman 79%
Melissa Hart 21%
Robert Hayes 21%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 21%
Joel Hefley 36%
Jesse Helms 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Baron Hill 86%
Van Hilleary 21%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
David Lee Hobson 29%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
Pete Hoekstra 29%
Thomas Holden 93%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 86%
Stephen Horn 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 29%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 21%
Kenny Hulshof 29%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 23%
Kay Hutchison 23%
Henry Hyde 29%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 36%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
William Jefferson 93%
James Merrill Jeffords 55%
William Lewis Jenkins 21%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Tim Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
Ric Keller 21%
Sue Kelly 29%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Mark Kennedy 36%
Patrick Kennedy 86%
Brian Kerns 29%
Dale Kildee 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 21%
Herb Kohl 82%
James Kolbe 21%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
Jon Kyl 9%
John LaFalce 86%
Ray LaHood 29%
Nicholas Lampson 86%
Tom Lantos 86%
Steve LaTourette 21%
James Leach 43%
Jerry Lewis 21%
Ron Lewis 21%
Joe Lieberman 91%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 21%
William Lipinski 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Dick Lugar 14%
William Luther 64%
James Maloney 79%
Don Manzullo 29%
Frank Mascara 86%
Robert Matsui 93%
Karen McCarthy 86%
James McCrery III 21%
John McHugh 29%
Scott McInnis 21%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 93%
Michael McNulty 86%
Martin Meehan 79%
Carrie Meek 71%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 79%
Dan Miller 21%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 79%
Constance Morella 50%
Frank Murkowski 14%
Jack Murtha 86%
Sue Myrick 29%
Ben Nelson 64%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 21%
Robert William Ney 29%
Don Nickles 9%
Anne Northup 21%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 21%
James Nussle 21%
Jim Oberstar 93%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Thomas William Osborne 29%
Doug Ose 29%
Major Owens 93%
Michael Oxley 21%
Ron Paul 36%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 21%
David Phelps 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 21%
Todd Platts 29%
Richard Pombo 43%
Earl Pomeroy 79%
Deborah Pryce 29%
Jack Quinn 21%
George Radanovich 21%
James Ramstad 36%
Ralph Regula 29%
Denny Rehberg 29%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 29%
Bob Riley 29%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 93%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 79%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 93%
Marge Roukema 29%
Jim Ryun 29%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 79%
Rick Santorum 9%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 21%
Robert Schaffer 29%
Edward Schrock 21%
John Shadegg 36%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 21%
Christopher Shays 43%
Donald Sherwood 21%
Ronnie Shows 64%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 29%
Joseph Skeen 21%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 41%
Nick Smith 36%
Bob Smith 9%
Olympia Snowe 41%
Vic Snyder 64%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 21%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 79%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 29%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 14%
Ted Strickland 93%
Bob Stump 21%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sununu 21%
John Sweeney 29%
Tom Tancredo 29%
John Tanner 57%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
William Tauzin 21%
Charles Taylor 21%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 14%
William Thomas 21%
Fred Thompson 9%
Karen Thurman 93%
Strom Thurmond 9%
Todd Tiahrt 21%
Robert Torricelli 91%
Ed Towns 86%
James Traficant, Jr. 36%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
James Turner 71%
George Voinovich 9%
James Walsh 21%
Zach Wamp 29%
John Warner 32%
Wesley Watkins 21%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 21%
Anthony Weiner 93%
David Weldon 29%
W. Curtis Weldon 21%
Gerald Weller 21%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 79%
Heather Wilson 29%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
David Wu 79%
Albert Wynn 86%
Bill Young 29%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 79%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 86%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 93%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 71%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 86%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 93%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 86%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 86%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 86%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 86%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 93%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 86%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 86%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 93%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 86%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 86%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 93%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 79%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 86%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 71%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 79%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 93%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 91%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 86%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 93%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 86%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 79%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 86%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 91%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 79%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 91%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 86%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 79%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 93%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 86%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 93%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 86%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 36%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 71%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 93%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 71%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 86%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 57%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 95%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 86%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 79%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 86%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 93%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 79%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 86%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 93%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 79%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 93%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 93%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 79%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 86%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 93%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 86%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 71%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 93%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 86%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 93%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 86%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 79%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 71%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 93%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 21%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 21%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 36%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 29%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 21%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 9%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 29%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 21%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 14%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 29%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 29%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 21%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 18%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 45%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 21%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 21%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 23%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 29%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 14%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 21%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 21%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 29%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 21%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 18%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 18%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 29%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 21%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 21%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 29%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 21%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 36%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 21%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 21%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 29%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 21%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 29%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 36%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 23%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 18%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 21%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 21%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 21%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 36%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 29%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 29%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 29%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 21%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 36%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 14%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 29%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 21%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 29%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 21%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 29%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 36%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 18%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 21%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 29%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 29%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 36%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 21%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 29%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 21%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 29%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 21%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 36%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 29%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 29%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 21%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 21%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 21%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%

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.