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