State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
John Breaux 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 50%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
Jean Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 50%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Ben Nelson 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
Don Nickles 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Ted Stevens 50%
Craig Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 100%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Robert Torricelli 50%
George Voinovich 0%
John Warner 0%
Paul Wellstone 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%

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.