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

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.