State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
Roland Burris 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff 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%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 94%
John Boccieri 94%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 94%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 94%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 94%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 94%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 94%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 94%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 94%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 94%
Bob Filner 94%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 94%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 94%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 94%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 94%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 94%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 94%
Baron Hill 94%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 94%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 94%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 94%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 94%
Mary Jo Kilroy 94%
Ron Klein 94%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 94%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 94%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 94%
Betsy Markey 94%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 94%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 94%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 94%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 94%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 94%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 94%
Brad Miller 94%
Patrick Murphy 94%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 94%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 94%
John Olver 94%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 94%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 94%
Tom Perriello 94%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 94%
Earl Pomeroy 94%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 94%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 94%
Laura Richardson 94%
Ciro Rodriguez 94%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 94%
Mark Schauer 94%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 94%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 94%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 94%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 94%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 94%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 94%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 94%
Mel Watt 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 94%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 94%
Gary Ackerman 93%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 93%
Melissa Bean 93%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 93%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 93%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 93%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 93%
Christopher Carney 93%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 93%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 93%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
Byron Dorgan 93%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 93%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 93%
Russ Feingold 93%
Barney Frank 93%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 93%
Paul Hodes 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 93%
Steve Kagen 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 93%
Herb Kohl 93%
Suzanne Kosmas 93%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 93%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 93%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 93%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 93%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 93%
Dave Obey 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 93%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 93%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 93%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 93%
Arlen Specter 93%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 93%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 93%
Diane Watson 93%
David Wu 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 92%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 92%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 88%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 88%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 88%
Jerry Costello 88%
Lincoln Davis 88%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 88%
Steve Driehaus 88%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 88%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 88%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 88%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 88%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 88%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 88%
Scott Murphy 88%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 88%
Donald Payne 88%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 88%
Pete Stark 88%
Harry Teague 88%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 87%
Kathy Dahlkemper 87%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 87%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 87%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 87%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 87%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 87%
Ed Towns 87%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 87%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 87%
Max Baucus 86%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 86%
Kent Conrad 86%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 86%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 86%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 86%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 86%
Jim Webb, Jr. 86%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 86%
Evan Bayh 85%
Frank Lautenberg 85%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 85%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 83%
Artur Davis 82%
Jason Altmire 81%
Michael Arcuri 81%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 81%
Joseph Cao 81%
Ben Chandler III 81%
Travis Childers 81%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 81%
Thomas Holden 81%
Larry Kissell 81%
Michael McMahon 81%
Harry Mitchell 81%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 81%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 81%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 81%
Mike Ross 81%
Ike Skelton 81%
Zack Space 81%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 81%
Marion Berry 80%
Dan Boren 80%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Chet Edwards 80%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 80%
Heath Shuler 80%
Bart Stupak 80%
Joe Lieberman 79%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 79%
John Adler 75%
Brian Baird 75%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 75%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 75%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 75%
Jim Marshall 73%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 71%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 71%
John Tanner 71%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 69%
Walt Minnick 69%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 69%
Bobby Bright 63%
Mike Castle 63%
Vern Ehlers 63%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 63%
Glenn Nye III 63%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 60%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 50%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 44%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 43%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
Steve LaTourette 40%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 40%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 38%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 38%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 38%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 38%
Todd Platts 38%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 38%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 38%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 38%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 36%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 33%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 33%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 33%
Geoff Davis 33%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 33%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 31%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 31%
Judy Biggert 31%
Jo Ann Emerson 31%
Tim Johnson 31%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 31%
Don Manzullo 31%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 31%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 31%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 31%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 31%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 31%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 31%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 31%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 31%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Ginny Brown-Waite 29%
Ben Nelson 29%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 27%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 27%
Elton Gallegly 27%
Dan Lungren 27%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 27%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 27%
Bill Young 27%
Rodney Alexander 25%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 25%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 25%
David Dreier 25%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 25%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 25%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 25%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 25%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 25%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 25%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 25%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 25%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 25%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 25%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 25%
Cliff Stearns 25%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 25%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 25%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
Steve Buyer 23%
Todd Tiahrt 23%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 21%
Kit Bond 21%
Scott Brown 21%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 21%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 21%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 21%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 21%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 21%
George Voinovich 21%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 20%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 20%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 20%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 20%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 20%
George Radanovich 20%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 20%
Steve Austria 19%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 19%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 19%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 19%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 19%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 19%
Wally Herger, Jr. 19%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 19%
Chris Lee 19%
Jerry Lewis 19%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 19%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 19%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 19%
Denny Rehberg 19%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 19%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 19%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 19%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 19%
John Sullivan 19%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 19%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 19%
J. Gresham Barrett 18%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 18%
Bob Bennett 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 15%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 14%
Dick Lugar 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 14%
Todd Akin 13%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 13%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 13%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 13%
Dan Burton 13%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 13%
Eric Cantor 13%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 13%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 13%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 13%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 13%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 13%
Sue Myrick 13%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 13%
Ron Paul 13%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 13%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 13%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 13%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 13%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 13%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 13%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 13%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Zach Wamp 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 9%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 8%
Jim Bunning 8%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 8%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 8%
Judd Gregg 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 8%
George LeMieux 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 8%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 7%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 7%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 7%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 7%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 7%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 7%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 7%
Kay Hutchison 7%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 7%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 7%
Jon Kyl 7%
John Linder 7%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 7%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 7%
John Shadegg 7%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 7%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 6%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 6%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 6%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 6%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 6%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 6%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 6%
Connie Mack IV 6%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 6%
Jean Schmidt 6%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 6%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
James DeMint 0%
John Ensign 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%

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.