State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 30%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 8%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 8%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 16%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 16%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 16%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 91%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 16%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 16%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 16%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 16%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 16%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 91%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 16%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 8%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 25%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 91%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 16%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
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 60%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 91%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 9%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 16%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 91%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 91%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 91%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 91%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 25%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 16%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 41%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 16%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 83%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 83%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 83%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 16%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 91%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 91%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 8%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 8%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 16%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 91%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 91%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 83%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 91%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 91%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 83%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 83%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 83%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 91%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 8%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 16%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 8%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 16%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 81%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 8%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 16%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 16%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 90%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 9%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 16%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 16%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 81%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 91%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 91%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 36%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 9%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 91%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 8%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 91%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 8%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 66%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 16%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 16%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 27%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 16%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 75%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 90%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 16%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 16%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 16%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 58%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 16%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 91%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 20%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 83%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 16%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 8%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 16%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 16%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 16%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 16%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 91%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 16%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 18%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 8%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 100%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 9%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 91%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 91%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 91%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 90%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 83%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 8%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 81%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 83%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 81%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 83%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 58%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 83%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 16%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 41%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 16%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 91%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 91%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 83%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 16%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 83%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 91%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 16%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 16%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 8%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 91%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 16%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 16%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 16%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 91%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 16%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 16%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 75%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 10%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 16%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 16%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 16%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 81%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 75%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 16%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 18%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 16%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 18%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 16%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 91%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 91%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 16%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 83%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 16%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 91%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 16%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 83%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 0%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 83%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 16%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 81%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 91%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 90%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 91%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 91%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 75%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 91%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 91%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 16%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 91%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 16%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 16%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 9%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 16%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 16%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 16%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 83%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 8%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 90%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 16%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 16%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 16%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 8%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 16%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 16%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 16%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 91%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 16%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 81%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 83%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 91%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 8%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 91%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 16%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 16%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 16%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 16%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 16%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 16%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 91%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 16%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 16%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 91%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 16%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 8%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 8%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 8%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 8%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 16%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 9%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 16%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 16%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 16%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 41%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 8%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 66%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 18%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 9%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 90%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 16%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 16%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 8%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 18%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 16%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 25%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 16%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 16%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 83%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 16%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 16%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 16%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 16%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 16%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 16%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 16%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 9%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 8%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 16%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 58%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 9%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 16%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 16%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 8%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 25%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 33%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 90%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 16%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 16%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 18%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 91%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 83%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 16%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 16%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 18%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 81%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 91%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 25%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 16%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 16%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 75%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 16%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 41%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 16%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 16%
Gary Ackerman 75%
Sandy Adams 16%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 16%
Jason Altmire 58%
Rob Andrews 91%
Steve Austria 16%
Kelly Ayotte 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 18%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 83%
Mark Begich 83%
Dan Benishek 16%
Rick Berg 16%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 83%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
Tim Bishop 91%
John Boehner 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 16%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 20%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bruce Braley 75%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 83%
Scott Brown 33%
Ann Marie Buerkle 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 16%
John Campbell III 45%
Francisco Canseco 16%
Eric Cantor 9%
Lois Capps 91%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Ben Chandler III 66%
Hansen Clarke 91%
Dan Coats 8%
Howard Coble 45%
Thomas Coburn 10%
Kent Conrad 91%
Jerry Costello 90%
Chip Cravaack 8%
Ander Crenshaw 16%
Mark Critz 83%
Geoff Davis 8%
James DeMint 8%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 91%
Bob Dold 18%
David Dreier 18%
Donna Edwards 91%
Renee Ellmers 16%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
John Ensign 0%
Sam Farr 83%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 91%
Bob Filner 87%
Stephen Fincher 16%
Mike Fitzpatrick 16%
John Fleming, Jr. 8%
Randy Forbes 8%
Barney Frank 91%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Scott Garrett 25%
Jim Gerlach 16%
Chris Gibson 25%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Phil Gingrey 8%
Charlie Gonzalez 72%
Michael Grimm 16%
Frank Guinta 16%
Kay Hagan 91%
Janice Hahn 83%
Ralph Hall 8%
Richard Hanna 27%
Tom Harkin 91%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 20%
Nan Hayworth 16%
Joe Heck, Jr. 16%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 90%
Thomas Holden 66%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
Mike Honda 91%
Tim Huelskamp 16%
Robert Hurt 16%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Steve Israel 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Mike Johanns 16%
Tim Johnson 41%
Timothy Johnson 91%
John Kerry 90%
Dale Kildee 91%
Jack Kingston 8%
Mark Kirk 16%
Larry Kissell 50%
John Kline 16%
Herb Kohl 90%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 16%
Mary Landrieu 83%
Tom Latham 8%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
Chris Lee 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 81%
Dick Lugar 16%
Cynthia Lummis 25%
Dan Lungren 16%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 16%
Jim Matheson 41%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 8%
Jim McDermott 91%
Mike McIntyre 41%
Buck McKeon 16%
John Mica 16%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 16%
Gary Miller 18%
George Miller 91%
Jeff Miller 9%
Brad Miller 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 83%
Sue Myrick 16%
Ben Nelson 50%
Randy Neugebauer 16%
Rich Nugent 25%
Alan Nunnelee 16%
John Olver 87%
Bill Owens 83%
Ed Pastor 91%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 90%
Tom Petri 25%
Joe Pitts 16%
Todd Platts 9%
Mike Pompeo 16%
Mark Pryor 83%
Ben Quayle 8%
Nick Rahall II 75%
Charlie Rangel 91%
Denny Rehberg 16%
Harry Reid 91%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Reid Ribble 16%
Laura Richardson 91%
Scott Rigell 25%
David Rivera 16%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 16%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 91%
Jon Runyan 16%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Bobby Schilling 9%
Jean Schmidt 16%
Aaron Schock 20%
Allyson Schwartz 91%
Heath Shuler 81%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 8%
Pete Stark 91%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Marlin Stutzman 8%
John Sullivan 18%
Betty Sutton 81%
Lee Terry 16%
John Tierney 91%
Ed Towns 91%
Bob Turner 25%
Mark Udall 83%
David Vitter 8%
Joe Walsh 16%
Mel Watt 91%
Henry Waxman 90%
Jim Webb, Jr. 91%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 16%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Ed Whitfield 25%
Frank Wolf 25%
Lynn Woolsey 91%
David Wu 87%
Bill Young 16%

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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