State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
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%
Thomas Daschle 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
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%
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%
Dick Lugar 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
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 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Fred Thompson 100%
Paul Wellstone 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Max Baucus 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Ted Stevens 50%
Robert Torricelli 50%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kit Bond 0%
John Breaux 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
William Frist 0%
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%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Don Nickles 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
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%
Craig Thomas 0%
Strom Thurmond 0%
George Voinovich 0%
John Warner 0%

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.