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

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.