State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 71%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 7%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 60%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 68%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 82%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 74%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 91%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 9%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 86%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 33%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 3%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 2%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 94%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 99%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 95%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 4%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 2%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 9%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 3%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 4%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 7%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 11%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 3%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 3%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 5%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 3%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 89%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 87%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 2%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 82%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 3%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 2%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 82%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 2%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 1%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 2%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 3%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 94%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 1%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 80%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 88%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 4%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 89%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 85%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 2%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 8%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 93%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 88%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 3%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 8%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 10%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 8%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 2%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 4%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 2%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 10%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 9%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 91%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 77%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 2%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 82%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 84%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 6%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 77%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 2%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 69%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 78%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 1%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 2%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 64%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 58%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 78%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 89%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 4%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 91%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 2%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 3%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 93%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 96%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 88%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 18%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 2%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 1%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 1%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 2%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 2%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 72%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 92%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 4%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 72%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 87%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 2%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 3%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 6%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 84%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 1%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 2%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 14%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 81%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 70%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 60%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 1%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 21%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 92%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 82%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 84%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 83%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 74%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 79%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 2%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 88%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 89%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 88%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 86%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 81%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 3%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 2%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 4%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 2%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 3%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 2%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 5%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 2%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 3%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 2%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 1%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 2%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 4%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 9%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 76%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 61%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 81%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 3%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 61%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 3%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 11%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 6%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 6%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 89%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 76%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 3%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 4%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 25%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 12%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 3%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 86%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 1%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 89%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 1%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 85%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 72%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 82%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 4%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 2%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 73%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 2%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 94%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 85%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 28%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 8%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 73%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 77%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 89%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 87%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 5%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 8%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 48%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 49%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 93%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 1%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 60%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 2%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 2%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 1%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 4%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 7%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 6%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 6%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 80%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 3%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 61%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 2%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 4%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 2%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 2%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 1%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 2%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 2%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 2%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 2%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 4%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 1%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 2%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 2%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 7%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 3%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 2%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 6%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 93%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 90%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 89%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 10%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 55%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 1%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 74%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 3%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 4%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 84%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 97%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 86%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 3%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 11%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 10%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 9%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 6%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 1%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 1%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 80%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 60%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 81%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 3%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 1%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 64%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 55%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 6%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 3%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 4%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 4%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 89%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 1%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 6%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 91%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 84%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 15%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 91%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 2%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 72%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 83%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 91%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 87%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 83%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 84%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 91%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 2%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 86%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 93%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 85%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 2%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 2%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 93%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 84%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 89%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 91%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 88%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 7%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 3%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 1%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 88%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 92%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 89%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 90%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 93%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 30%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 83%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 79%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 82%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 90%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 2%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 6%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 9%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 6%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 3%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 87%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 84%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 5%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 90%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 16%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 2%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 80%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 64%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 7%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 5%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 92%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 91%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 93%
Gary Ackerman 3%
John Adler 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 81%
Jason Altmire 25%
Rob Andrews 2%
Michael Arcuri 20%
Steve Austria 77%
Joe Baca, Sr. 3%
Brian Baird 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 39%
Melissa Bean 17%
Bob Bennett 80%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 13%
Judy Biggert 73%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
John Boccieri 10%
Kit Bond 69%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Dan Boren 30%
Leonard Boswell 4%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
Bobby Bright 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Ginny Brown-Waite 69%
Jim Bunning 92%
Roland Burris 5%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 11%
Eric Cantor 89%
Joseph Cao 47%
Dennis Cardoza 7%
Russ Carnahan 3%
Christopher Carney 16%
Mike Castle 56%
Ben Chandler III 13%
Travis Childers 36%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 12%
Kathy Dahlkemper 12%
Artur Davis 11%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 17%
Bill Delahunt 3%
James DeMint 97%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Norm Dicks 3%
Chris Dodd 5%
Byron Dorgan 13%
David Dreier 80%
Steve Driehaus 15%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Brad Ellsworth 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
John Ensign 93%
Bob Etheridge 4%
Russ Feingold 23%
Bob Filner 5%
Barney Frank 2%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Gabrielle Giffords 14%
Charlie Gonzalez 3%
Bart Gordon 10%
Judd Gregg 80%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 39%
John Hall 3%
Debbie Halvorson 12%
Phil Hare 2%
Jane Harman 3%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 22%
Baron Hill 18%
Maurice Hinchey 2%
Paul Hodes 11%
Pete Hoekstra 84%
Thomas Holden 15%
Kay Hutchison 81%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
Tim Johnson 79%
Steve Kagen 7%
Paul Kanjorski 6%
Ted Kaufman 6%
Patrick Kennedy 2%
Dale Kildee 3%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Mary Jo Kilroy 4%
Larry Kissell 18%
Ron Klein 4%
Herb Kohl 9%
Suzanne Kosmas 19%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 37%
Dennis Kucinich 21%
Jon Kyl 91%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Chris Lee 69%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 16%
John Linder 93%
Dick Lugar 76%
Dan Lungren 85%
Connie Mack IV 89%
Don Manzullo 86%
Betsy Markey 19%
Jim Marshall 27%
Eric Massa 19%
Thaddeus McCotter 71%
Michael McMahon 16%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 22%
Brad Miller 3%
Walt Minnick 51%
Harry Mitchell 39%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 3%
Patrick Murphy 8%
Scott Murphy 21%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 27%
Glenn Nye III 41%
Jim Oberstar 2%
Dave Obey 1%
John Olver 1%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Ron Paul 96%
Donald Payne 3%
Tom Perriello 17%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 9%
George Radanovich 88%
Denny Rehberg 77%
Silvestre Reyes 3%
Laura Richardson 3%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Ross 14%
Steve Rothman 2%
Mark Schauer 8%
Jean Schmidt 86%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 95%
Heath Shuler 25%
Ike Skelton 12%
Olympia Snowe 51%
Vic Snyder 4%
Mark Souder 74%
Zack Space 13%
Arlen Specter 26%
John Spratt, Jr. 4%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 85%
Bart Stupak 11%
John Sullivan 88%
Betty Sutton 2%
John Tanner 17%
Gene Taylor 54%
Harry Teague 25%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
Ed Towns 3%
George Voinovich 63%
Zach Wamp 83%
Diane Watson 2%
Mel Watt 2%
Jim Webb, Jr. 13%
Anthony Weiner 3%
Robert Wexler 2%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 7%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 2%
Bill Young 69%

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.