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

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.