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

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.