State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 35%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 5%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 15%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 5%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 5%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 90%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 60%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 95%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 95%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 85%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 15%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 85%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 10%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 5%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 5%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 95%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 95%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 5%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 95%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 85%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 95%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 95%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 90%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 5%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 5%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 15%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 95%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 45%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 5%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 5%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 95%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 95%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 85%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 5%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 75%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 95%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 95%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 10%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 35%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 90%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 95%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 5%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 5%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 70%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 90%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 5%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 5%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 5%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 5%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 10%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 10%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 90%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 10%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 5%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 20%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 95%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 95%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 90%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 65%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 90%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 30%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 10%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 25%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 95%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 85%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 95%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 5%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 10%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 95%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 5%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 95%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 15%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 95%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 90%
NA President Barack Obama II D 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 95%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 95%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 15%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 15%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 5%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 15%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 95%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 35%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 30%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 95%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 40%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 15%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 95%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 5%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 90%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 20%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 95%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 95%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 95%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 95%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 85%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 35%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 15%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 95%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 5%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 15%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 80%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 90%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 15%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 20%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 5%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 95%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 20%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 5%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 15%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 95%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 95%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 15%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 95%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 10%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 25%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 10%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 5%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 90%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 5%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 10%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 5%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 90%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 95%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 5%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 5%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 85%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 95%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 55%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 95%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 5%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 95%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 85%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 10%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 95%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 95%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 45%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 95%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 10%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 85%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 30%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 5%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Steve Austria 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Brian Baird 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Max Baucus 85%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 85%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 65%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boccieri 75%
Kit Bond 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 95%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bobby Bright 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 15%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 60%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 45%
Dennis Cardoza 90%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 65%
Mike Castle 55%
Ben Chandler III 80%
Travis Childers 55%
Kent Conrad 95%
Jerry Costello 85%
Kathy Dahlkemper 75%
Artur Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 95%
Byron Dorgan 85%
David Dreier 5%
Steve Driehaus 85%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Brad Ellsworth 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Russ Feingold 95%
Bob Filner 95%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 5%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 75%
Judd Gregg 10%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 30%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 85%
Phil Hare 90%
Jane Harman 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
Baron Hill 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 95%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 75%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Tim Johnson 15%
Steve Kagen 95%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Ted Kaufman 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Larry Kissell 75%
Ron Klein 95%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 80%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 70%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Jon Kyl 5%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Chris Lee 20%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Blanche Lincoln 95%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 35%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 5%
Betsy Markey 70%
Jim Marshall 50%
Eric Massa 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 20%
Michael McMahon 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 50%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 85%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 70%
Glenn Nye III 70%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 85%
Ron Paul 5%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 70%
Todd Platts 30%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 15%
Silvestre Reyes 95%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 90%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 95%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 65%
Ike Skelton 70%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Vic Snyder 85%
Mark Souder 15%
Zack Space 80%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 95%
Pete Stark 70%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 75%
Gene Taylor 35%
Harry Teague 55%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 35%
Zach Wamp 5%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 95%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 80%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 15%

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.