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