State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 18%
John Adler 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 83%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 8%
Brian Baird 91%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 30%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 90%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 100%
Bob Bennett 30%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 91%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 8%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 91%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 18%
John Boccieri 91%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 9%
Kit Bond 40%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 16%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 8%
Dan Boren 66%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 90%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 16%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 91%
Bobby Bright 33%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 16%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 30%
Ginny Brown-Waite 27%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 41%
Jim Bunning 11%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 8%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 87%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 16%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 33%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 30%
Eric Cantor 9%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
Joseph Cao 54%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 27%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 90%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 8%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 16%
Mike Castle 50%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20%
Ben Chandler III 91%
Travis Childers 66%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 30%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 8%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 8%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 91%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 91%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 40%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 91%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 91%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 16%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 91%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 90%
Artur Davis 91%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
Geoff Davis 16%
Lincoln Davis 91%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 91%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
James DeMint 20%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 41%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 36%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 91%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
David Dreier 16%
Steve Driehaus 91%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 16%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
Chet Edwards 91%
Vern Ehlers 66%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Bill Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
John Ensign 30%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 30%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 10%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 8%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 16%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 8%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 91%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
Elton Gallegly 16%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 16%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 36%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 8%
Bart Gordon 83%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 30%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 16%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
Judd Gregg 30%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 66%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 16%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 100%
John Hall 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 8%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 9%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 30%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 16%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
Baron Hill 83%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
Paul Hodes 91%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 75%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 8%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 10%
Daniel Inouye 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 20%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 8%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 30%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Tim Johnson 25%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 36%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 91%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 91%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 9%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 18%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 83%
Larry Kissell 90%
Ron Klein 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 8%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 75%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 66%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Jon Kyl 30%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 41%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 16%
Steve LaTourette 41%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 8%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 91%
Chris Lee 27%
George LeMieux 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 16%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 90%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 91%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 41%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 8%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 16%
Dick Lugar 50%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 8%
Dan Lungren 16%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
Connie Mack IV 0%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Don Manzullo 16%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
Betsy Markey 58%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 41%
Eric Massa 91%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 16%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 88%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 8%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 41%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 8%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 75%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 16%
Michael McMahon 83%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 16%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 16%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 41%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 18%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 41%
Harry Mitchell 91%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 16%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 90%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 85%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 16%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
Ben Nelson 90%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 8%
Glenn Nye III 58%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 20%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 25%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 9%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 83%
Tom Perriello 83%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 66%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 8%
Todd Platts 33%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 10%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 16%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
David Pryor 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 18%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Denny Rehberg 25%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 30%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 16%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 16%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 16%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 8%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 41%
Mike Ross 83%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 8%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 18%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
Jean Schmidt 16%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 25%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 16%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 90%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 16%
Heath Shuler 66%
E.G. Shuster 16%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 25%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
Ike Skelton 90%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 8%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 9%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 91%
Mark Souder 25%
Zack Space 91%
Arlen Specter 90%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Sullivan 9%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 83%
Gene Taylor 41%
Harry Teague 66%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 8%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 90%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 25%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 20%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 30%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 90%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20%
George Voinovich 44%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 16%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100%
Zach Wamp 18%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 16%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 30%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 16%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 16%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 41%
Lynn Woolsey 91%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
Bill Young 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%

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.