Rating Group: Environment America

2011 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 45%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 3%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 36%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 6%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 6%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 6%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 36%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 3%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 3%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 36%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 9%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 3%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 3%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 96%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 3%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 87%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 93%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 93%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 87%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 36%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 96%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 96%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 3%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 3%
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-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 96%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 96%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 3%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 3%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 87%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 3%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 78%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 96%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 96%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 96%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 36%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 9%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 6%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 96%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 12%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 6%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 96%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 84%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 75%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 3%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 36%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 51%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 93%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 0%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 81%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 27%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 90%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 36%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 36%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 3%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 6%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 87%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 96%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 6%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 3%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 33%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 84%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 90%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 27%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 27%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 36%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 45%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 6%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 3%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 6%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 3%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 84%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 96%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 96%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 96%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 93%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 12%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 90%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 96%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 72%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 96%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 66%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 3%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 6%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 3%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 72%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 90%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 78%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 18%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 66%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 93%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 21%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 81%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 27%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 96%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 3%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 36%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 27%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 84%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 3%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 36%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 0%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 36%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 93%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 24%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 96%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 3%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 27%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 21%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
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 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 54%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 96%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 39%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 84%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 96%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 21%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 84%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 3%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 9%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 6%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 93%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 96%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 96%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 96%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 9%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 93%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 96%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 39%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 81%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 27%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 0%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 84%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 12%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 96%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 3%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 93%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 9%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 3%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 45%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 6%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 3%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 3%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 96%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 66%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 81%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 36%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 96%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 3%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 6%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 12%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 3%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 3%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 15%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 18%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 3%
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 96%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 93%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 27%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 0%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 87%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 27%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 6%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 54%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 36%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 3%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 6%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 6%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 90%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 3%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 6%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 96%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 36%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 3%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 3%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
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 84%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 3%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 3%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 87%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 3%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 3%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 3%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 3%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 45%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 63%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 36%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 45%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 30%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 96%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 3%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 9%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 96%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 90%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 42%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 36%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 96%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 81%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 93%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 3%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 63%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 9%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 3%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 36%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 36%
Gary Ackerman 96%
Sandy Adams 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 3%
Jason Altmire 33%
Rob Andrews 96%
Steve Austria 0%
Kelly Ayotte 45%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Michele Bachmann 3%
Spencer Bachus 3%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 36%
John Barrow 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 54%
Max Baucus 90%
Mark Begich 81%
Dan Benishek 0%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 96%
Judy Biggert 15%
Brian Bilbray 12%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 3%
Sonny Bono 3%
Dan Boren 18%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 3%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bruce Braley 87%
Steve Brannan 6%
Paul Broun 3%
Corrine Brown 93%
Scott Brown 54%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 6%
Dave Camp 6%
John Campbell III 9%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 96%
Dennis Cardoza 45%
Russ Carnahan 93%
Saxby Chambliss 27%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Dan Coats 27%
Howard Coble 3%
Thomas Coburn 36%
Kent Conrad 63%
Jerry Costello 45%
Chip Cravaack 0%
Ander Crenshaw 6%
Mark Critz 27%
Geoff Davis 3%
James DeMint 45%
Norm Dicks 93%
John Dingell 90%
Bob Dold 30%
David Dreier 0%
Donna Edwards 100%
Renee Ellmers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 6%
John Ensign 27%
Sam Farr 93%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 93%
Bob Filner 100%
Stephen Fincher 6%
Mike Fitzpatrick 39%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 6%
Barney Frank 96%
Elton Gallegly 3%
Scott Garrett 3%
Jim Gerlach 24%
Chris Gibson 21%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Michael Grimm 9%
Frank Guinta 9%
Kay Hagan 90%
Janice Hahn 24%
Ralph Hall 0%
Richard Hanna 21%
Tom Harkin 90%
Jane Harman 15%
Doc Hastings 0%
Nan Hayworth 45%
Joe Heck, Jr. 6%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 75%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 54%
Thomas Holden 33%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 96%
Tim Huelskamp 6%
Robert Hurt 3%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 27%
Timothy Johnson 63%
Tim Johnson 27%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 96%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 45%
Larry Kissell 63%
John Kline 0%
Herb Kohl 90%
Dennis Kucinich 96%
Jon Kyl 36%
Mary Landrieu 72%
Tom Latham 9%
Steve LaTourette 21%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 0%
Carl Levin 81%
Jerry Lewis 6%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 27%
Cynthia Lummis 0%
Dan Lungren 3%
Connie Mack IV 3%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 39%
Carolyn McCarthy 78%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
Jim McDermott 96%
Mike McIntyre 51%
Buck McKeon 3%
John Mica 3%
Mike Michaud 93%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 9%
Gary Miller 3%
George Miller 93%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 54%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Rich Nugent 0%
Alan Nunnelee 3%
John Olver 96%
Bill Owens 66%
Ed Pastor 93%
Ron Paul 9%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 12%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 21%
Mike Pompeo 0%
Mark Pryor 72%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 42%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 3%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 84%
Reid Ribble 0%
Laura Richardson 90%
Scott Rigell 15%
David Rivera 3%
Jay Rockefeller IV 90%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jon Runyan 18%
Loretta Sanchez 87%
Bobby Schilling 0%
Jean Schmidt 6%
Aaron Schock 3%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Heath Shuler 75%
Olympia Snowe 81%
Steve Southerland 0%
Pete Stark 81%
Cliff Stearns 6%
Marlin Stutzman 0%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 93%
Lee Terry 3%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 36%
Joe Walsh 3%
Mel Watt 96%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 90%
Anthony Weiner 51%
Allen West 3%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Ed Whitfield 9%
Frank Wolf 33%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
David Wu 78%
Bill Young 18%

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.

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