Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2011 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Sandy Adams 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 100%
Steve Austria 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
Rick Berg 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
John Boehner 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
Dave Camp 100%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 100%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
David Dreier 100%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 100%
Stephen Fincher 100%
Mike Fitzpatrick 100%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 100%
Jim Gerlach 100%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 100%
Frank Guinta 100%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
Richard Hanna 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Joe Heck, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 100%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 100%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 100%
Mike Johanns 100%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 100%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 100%
John Kline 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Buck McKeon 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 100%
John Mica 100%
Candice Miller 100%
Gary Miller 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 100%
Rich Nugent 100%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 100%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 100%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
Joe Pitts 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Mike Pompeo 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 100%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 100%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 100%
Reid Ribble 100%
Scott Rigell 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 100%
David Rivera 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
Mike Rogers 100%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
Jean Schmidt 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 100%
John Sullivan 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
Bob Turner 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
Ed Whitfield 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 100%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Dan Benishek 94%
Judy Biggert 94%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 94%
Dan Boren 94%
John Campbell III 94%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 94%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 94%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 94%
Bob Dold 94%
Renee Ellmers 94%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 94%
John Fleming, Jr. 94%
Randy Forbes 94%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 94%
Chris Gibson 94%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 94%
Ralph Hall 94%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 94%
Robert Hurt 94%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 94%
Tom Latham 94%
Cynthia Lummis 94%
Dan Lungren 94%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 94%
Thaddeus McCotter 94%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 94%
Jeff Miller 94%
Randy Neugebauer 94%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 94%
Alan Nunnelee 94%
Tom Petri 94%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 94%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 94%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 94%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 94%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 94%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 94%
Jon Runyan 94%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 94%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 94%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 94%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 94%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 94%
Marlin Stutzman 94%
Lee Terry 94%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 94%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 94%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 94%
Allen West 94%
Lynn Westmoreland 94%
Frank Wolf 94%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 94%
Bill Young 94%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 93%
Howard Coble 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Phil Gingrey 93%
Michael Grimm 93%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 93%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 93%
Don Manzullo 93%
Sue Myrick 93%
Ben Quayle 93%
Mike Ross 93%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 93%
Bobby Schilling 93%
Aaron Schock 93%
Joe Walsh 93%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 91%
Kelly Ayotte 91%
Scott Brown 91%
Dan Coats 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 91%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 91%
Mark Kirk 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 91%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 91%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 91%
David Vitter 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 90%
Joe Lieberman 90%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 90%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 89%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
Todd Akin 88%
Charlie Bass 88%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 88%
Paul Broun 88%
Ann Marie Buerkle 88%
Dan Burton 88%
Chip Cravaack 88%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 88%
Geoff Davis 88%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 88%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 88%
Scott Garrett 88%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 88%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 88%
Nan Hayworth 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 88%
Tim Huelskamp 88%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 88%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 88%
Jack Kingston 88%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 88%
Jim Matheson 88%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 88%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 88%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 88%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 88%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 88%
Denny Rehberg 88%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
Steve Southerland 88%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 88%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 88%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 87%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 87%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 87%
Tim Johnson 87%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 87%
Connie Mack IV 87%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 87%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 85%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 82%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 82%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 82%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 81%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 81%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 81%
Steve LaTourette 81%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 81%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 81%
Cliff Stearns 81%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 80%
Michele Bachmann 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
Ron Paul 78%
John Barrow 75%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 75%
Mike McIntyre 75%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 73%
James DeMint 73%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 73%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 73%
Ben Nelson 73%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 73%
David Pryor 73%
Olympia Snowe 70%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 70%
Ben Chandler III 69%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 69%
Bill Owens 69%
Nick Rahall II 69%
Max Baucus 64%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 64%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 64%
Kent Conrad 64%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 64%
Timothy Johnson 64%
John Kerry 64%
Mary Landrieu 64%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 64%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 64%
Mark Udall 64%
Jim Webb, Jr. 64%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 64%
Jason Altmire 63%
Thomas Coburn 63%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 63%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 60%
Heath Shuler 60%
Dennis Cardoza 56%
Mark Critz 56%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 56%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 56%
Mark Begich 55%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 55%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 55%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 55%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 55%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 55%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 55%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 55%
Thomas Holden 53%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
Herb Kohl 50%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 50%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 47%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 46%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 45%
Barbara Boxer 45%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 45%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 45%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 45%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 45%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 45%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 45%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 45%
Carl Levin 45%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 45%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 45%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 45%
Barbara Mikulski 45%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 45%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 45%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 45%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 45%
Leonard Boswell 44%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 44%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 44%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 44%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 44%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 44%
Carolyn McCarthy 44%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 44%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 44%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 44%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
Kay Hagan 40%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 40%
Jay Rockefeller IV 40%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 40%
Howard Berman 38%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 38%
Jerry Costello 38%
Norm Dicks 38%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 38%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 38%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 38%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 38%
Larry Kissell 38%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 38%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 38%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 38%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Laura Richardson 38%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 38%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 38%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 38%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 38%
Gary Ackerman 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Frank Lautenberg 36%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 36%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 36%
Harry Reid 36%
Loretta Sanchez 36%
Russ Carnahan 33%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 33%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
Steve Rothman 33%
Allyson Schwartz 33%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Tim Bishop 31%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 31%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 31%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 31%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 31%
John Dingell 31%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 31%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 31%
Steve Israel 31%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 31%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 31%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 31%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 31%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 31%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 31%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 31%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 31%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 31%
Jim Moran, Jr. 31%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 31%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 31%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 31%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 30%
Bruce Braley 29%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 27%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 27%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 27%
Tom Harkin 27%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 27%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 27%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 27%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 27%
Rob Andrews 25%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 25%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 25%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 25%
Lois Capps 25%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 25%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 25%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 25%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 25%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 25%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 25%
Jim McDermott 25%
Mike Michaud 25%
Ed Pastor 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 25%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 25%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 23%
Charlie Rangel 21%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 21%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 20%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 20%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 20%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 20%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 20%
Corrine Brown 19%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 19%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 19%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 19%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 19%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 19%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 19%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 19%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 19%
Sam Farr 19%
Barney Frank 19%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 19%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 19%
Rush Holt, Jr. 19%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 19%
Dale Kildee 19%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 19%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 19%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 19%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 19%
Brad Miller 19%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 19%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 19%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 19%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 19%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 19%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 19%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 19%
John Tierney 19%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 19%
Ed Towns 19%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 19%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 19%
Mel Watt 19%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 13%
Hansen Clarke 13%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 13%
Bob Filner 13%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 13%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 13%
Mike Honda 13%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 13%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 13%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 13%
George Miller 13%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 13%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
John Olver 13%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 13%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 13%
Betty Sutton 13%
Henry Waxman 13%
Janice Hahn 11%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
Pete Stark 7%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 7%
Donna Edwards 6%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 6%
Donald Payne 6%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici D 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.

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