Rating Group: National Small Business Association

2011 Positions

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