State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 20%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 80%
Barbara Boxer 0%
John Breaux 80%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 80%
Robert Byrd 60%
Ben Campbell 100%
Lincoln Chafee 20%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jon Corzine 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
Chris Dodd 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Byron Dorgan 40%
John Edwards 0%
John Ensign 100%
Russ Feingold 20%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
Judd Gregg 100%
Charles Hagel 60%
Tom Harkin 0%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Daniel Inouye 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 40%
Timothy Johnson 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
John Kerry 0%
Herb Kohl 20%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Carl Levin 0%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 80%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 60%
Ben Nelson 60%
Don Nickles 100%
Harry Reid 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Gordon Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
Ted Stevens 80%
Craig Thomas 80%
George Voinovich 80%
John Warner 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.

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