State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 71%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 7%
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. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 99%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 5%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 8%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 10%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 9%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 90%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 1%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 4%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 86%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 87%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 60%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 21%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 84%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 84%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 2%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 6%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 12%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt 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%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 8%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 87%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 8%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 7%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 6%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 6%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 4%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 97%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 9%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 6%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 4%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 4%
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. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 72%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 83%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 89%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 83%
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%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson 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%
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%
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%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 72%
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%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 1%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 82%
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%
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%
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%
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%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 4%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 9%
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%
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%
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%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 1%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 85%
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%
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%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 5%
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%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 4%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 6%
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%
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%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 84%
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%
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%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 3%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 89%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 1%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 64%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 7%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 1%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 83%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 4%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 8%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 78%
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.