State Office Name Party Rating
AR Attorney General Dustin McDaniel D 80%
CA Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. D 88%
CO Attorney General John Suthers R 40%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
IA Attorney General Thomas Miller D 100%
ID Attorney General Lawrence Wasden R 44%
IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan D 100%
KY Attorney General Jack Conway 80%
LA Attorney General Buddy Caldwell R 0%
MA Attorney General Martha Coakley D 100%
MD Attorney General Doug Gansler D 88%
MN Attorney General Lori Swanson DFL 100%
MO Governor Jay Nixon D 72%
MS Attorney General Jim Hood D 84%
MT Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mike McGrath Other 8%
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper III D 84%
ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem R 0%
NE Attorney General Jon Bruning R 0%
NM Attorney General Gary King D 88%
NV Attorney General Catherine Masto D 48%
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo D 100%
PA Governor Tom Corbett R 16%
TN Attorney General Robert Cooper, Jr. D 64%
TX Attorney General Greg Abbott R 56%
VT Attorney General William Sorrell D 8%
WI Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen R 40%
Thurbert Baker 80%
Mark Bennett 8%
Stephen Carter 64%
Talis Colberg 8%
Mike Cox 40%
Terry Goddard 84%
Troy King 0%
Larry Long 8%
Patrick Lynch 40%
Bill McCollum 60%
Bob McDonnell 20%
Darrell McGraw, Jr. 60%
Rob McKenna 80%
Henry McMaster 8%
Anne Milgram 60%
Hardy Myers 88%
G. Steven Rowe 8%
Mark Shurtleff 84%
Linda Singer 44%

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.