Rating Group: Catholic Advocate

2012 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 75%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 100%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 91%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 9%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 0%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 100%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 91%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 18%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 100%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 91%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 82%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 60%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 100%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 100%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 50%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 9%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 0%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 100%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 73%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 0%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 73%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 91%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 100%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 100%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 91%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 91%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 78%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 100%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 100%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 9%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 100%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 100%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 100%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 73%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 100%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 100%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 100%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 9%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 36%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 100%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 0%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 91%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 88%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 25%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 91%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Sandy Adams 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 45%
Rob Andrews 0%
Steve Austria 100%
Kelly Ayotte 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
John Barrow 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 64%
Max Baucus 0%
Mark Begich 0%
Dan Benishek 100%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 91%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Dan Boren 82%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 9%
Scott Brown 75%
Ann Marie Buerkle 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 90%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 18%
Hansen Clarke 0%
Dan Coats 100%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 64%
Chip Cravaack 100%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
Mark Critz 64%
Geoff Davis 100%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Bob Dold 55%
David Dreier 100%
Donna Edwards 0%
Renee Ellmers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Stephen Fincher 100%
Mike Fitzpatrick 100%
John Fleming, Jr. 100%
Randy Forbes 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Scott Garrett 100%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Chris Gibson 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Michael Grimm 91%
Frank Guinta 100%
Kay Hagan 0%
Janice Hahn 0%
Ralph Hall 100%
Richard Hanna 45%
Tom Harkin 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Nan Hayworth 82%
Joe Heck, Jr. 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
Thomas Holden 55%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 0%
Tim Huelskamp 100%
Robert Hurt 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 100%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 90%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 18%
Jack Kingston 100%
Mark Kirk 67%
Larry Kissell 27%
John Kline 100%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 91%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
Cynthia Lummis 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Matheson 45%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
Jim McDermott 0%
Mike McIntyre 73%
Buck McKeon 100%
John Mica 100%
Mike Michaud 0%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 100%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 100%
Brad Miller 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 25%
Randy Neugebauer 100%
Rich Nugent 100%
Alan Nunnelee 100%
John Olver 0%
Bill Owens 0%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 78%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Petri 100%
Joe Pitts 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Mike Pompeo 100%
Mark Pryor 0%
Ben Quayle 100%
Nick Rahall II 64%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Harry Reid 0%
Silvestre Reyes 20%
Reid Ribble 100%
Laura Richardson 0%
Scott Rigell 100%
David Rivera 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 82%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jon Runyan 100%
Loretta Sanchez 0%
Bobby Schilling 100%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Aaron Schock 100%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Heath Shuler 80%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 100%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Marlin Stutzman 100%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 0%
Lee Terry 91%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Bob Turner 100%
Mark Udall 0%
David Vitter 100%
Joe Walsh 100%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Allen West 100%
Lynn Westmoreland 100%
Ed Whitfield 100%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Bill Young 100%

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.

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