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2014

December Common Ground E-Newsletter
Dec. 5, 2014, 8:51 a.m.

&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/newsletter#.VbkZv7NVhHw" style="color: rgb(0, 38, 100); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">here</a><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">.</span>

2014 National PCT Results Released
Oct. 29, 2014, 8:59 a.m.

Preferring to protect themselves from opposition research, only 20% of the 1282 candidates for Congress were willing&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 1.5;">to provide voters or media with direct answers to the issue questions on Vote Smart’s National Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in New Hampshire
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:20 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving New Hampshire voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Fifty-one of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Maine
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:17 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at VoteSmart.org, giving Maine voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twenty-three congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Texas
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:11 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at VoteSmart.org, giving Texas voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Forty-six of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Massachusetts
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

<div> Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at VoteSmart.org, giving Massachusetts voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their best political match November 4th. Thirteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test. </div> <div> &nbsp; </div>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in New York
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:07 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at VoteSmart.org, giving New York voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Eleven of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.&nbsp;

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Minnesota
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Minnesota voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Thirty congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span> <br style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Iowa
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:01 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Iowa voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Eleven congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in South Carolina
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:59 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving South Carolina voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Eight of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span> <div> <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> <br> </span> </div>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Nebraska
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:56 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Nebraska voters an&nbsp;invaluable&nbsp;resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Six congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in North Carolina
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:54 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving North Carolina voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Twenty-two of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Tennessee
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:51 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Tennessee voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Twenty of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Kansas
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:48 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Kansas voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twenty-one congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span> <div> <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> <br> </span> </div>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Delaware
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Delaware voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Nine of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Mississippi
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:44 a.m.

&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Mississippi voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Three of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.&nbsp;</span> <br style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Alabama
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:40 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Alabama voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Seven congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Vermont
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:38 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Vermont voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Fifteen of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in New Jersey
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:35 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving New Jersey voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Nine of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Illinois
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:33 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Illinois voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Thirteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Maryland
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Maryland voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twenty-two congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test. <div> <span style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 1.5;"> <br> </span> </div>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Oklahoma
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:22 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy&nbsp;</a>at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Oklahoma voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Nine of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in West Virginia
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:20 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving West Virginia voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Ten of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Pennsylvania
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:17 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Pennsylvania voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Seventeen of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Rhode Island
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:14 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Rhode Island voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Nine of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Virginia
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:12 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Virginia voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Seven of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Louisiana
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:09 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org,</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;giving Louisiana voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Four of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in South Dakota
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:07 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving South Dakota voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Nine of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in North Dakota
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:41 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving North Dakota voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Five of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Indiana
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:39 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Indiana voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Seventeen of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.&nbsp; <div> &nbsp; </div>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Missouri
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:36 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Missouri voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twelve of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Oregon
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Oregon voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twenty-one of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Washington
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:27 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Washington voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Twenty-three of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span> <br style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in California
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving California voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twenty-eight congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Nevada
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:23 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Nevada voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Fourteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Hawaii
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:20 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Hawaii voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Sixteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span> <br style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Alaska
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:18 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Alaska voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Thirteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Montana
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:14 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Montana voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Forty-six of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in New Mexico
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:12 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving New Mexico voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Four of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.&nbsp;</span> <br style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Utah
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:56 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Utah voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twenty-four of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test. <div> &nbsp; </div>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Idaho
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:53 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Idaho voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Nineteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Arizona
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Arizona voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Nineteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

Vote Easy and PCT Results Released in Wyoming
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:31 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbukNrNVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Wyoming voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Fifteen of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Ohio
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:17 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbukNrNVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Ohio voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twenty of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

Vote Smart's Crowning Achievement
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:13 a.m.

October Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 22, 2014, 12:23 p.m.

&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/newsletter#.VbkZv7NVhHw" style="color: rgb(0, 38, 100); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">here</a>.&nbsp;

Everything You Need to Know About 21st Century Politics
Oct. 3, 2014, 8:28 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Politicians have discovered it is not only cheaper but easier to manipulate voters emotionally rather than informing them intellectually. Since politics has become a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2014/04/02/298383625/campaign-finance-ruling-winners-the-political-pros" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">dollars race</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">,&nbsp;whoever raises the most money will win. Platforms, competence, and ideas have taken a back seat to attack ads and courage-less politicians.</span>&nbsp;

2013

November Common Ground E-Newsletter
Nov. 27, 2013, midnight

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal;">Sign up for our e-newsletter&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/newsletter#.UgVZuXrsaso" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal;" target="_blank">here</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal;">...</span>

Elections Aren't Just for Even Numbered Years
Nov. 5, 2013, 6:22 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">It's Election Day! Well, for many of you it is.</span>

September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 10, 2013, 9:16 a.m.

Sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter <a href="http://votesmart.org/newsletter" target="_self">here</a>. <br>

Sen. Max Baucus will not be seeking reelection in 2014
April 23, 2013, 12:13 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> As of this morning, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.,has joined an increasingly long list of senators that will not seek reelection in 2014. </p>

Primary in Illinois' 2nd District Special Election
Feb. 26, 2013, 10:09 a.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Six days after Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to the misuse of campaign funds, voters in his long-held district go the polls to begin the process of finding a replacement. </p>

Johanns Wont Seek Re-election
Feb. 18, 2013, 4:52 p.m.

<a href="https://votesmart.org/candidate/21309/mike-johanns#.USJ7ABVkjnh">Mike Johanns</a>, the republican senior senator from Nebraska, won't seek reelection in 2014.

2012

November Common Ground E-Newsletter
Nov. 21, 2012, 12:14 p.m.

Read our November Common Ground E-Newsletter here... <br>

The Election is Over, But We're not Done!
Nov. 16, 2012, 8:17 a.m.

<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">During the 2012 election cycle,</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">1.5 million NEW</strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">users&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">discovered</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=&amp;msgid=218455&amp;act=11111&amp;c=718974&amp;destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.votesmart.org" style="color: rgb(85, 170, 221) !important; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;" target="_blank">Vote Smart</a><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: justify;">adding to the millions already &quot;voting smart.&quot;&nbsp;</span>

Can I register to vote today?
Nov. 6, 2012, 12:05 p.m.

Find out if your state allows for same-day registration. <br>

Undecided Voters can VoteEasy!
Nov. 2, 2012, 8:27 a.m.

<a href="votesmart.org" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">Vote Smart</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;announces today their added technological capacity which is now sufficient to handle the millions of undecided voters expected to use its award-winning candidate match tool,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuH2bNVhHw" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal;">.</span>&nbsp;

Candidates Flunk 20-Year Study of Political Courage
Oct. 29, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A&nbsp; 20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues</span></span>

Vote Perfect with VoteEasy
Oct. 22, 2012, 8:18 a.m.

VoteEasy is now available for voters in all 50 states. <br>

October Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 21, 2012, 8:41 a.m.

<span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/newsletter#.VbkZv7NVhHw" style="color: rgb(0, 38, 100); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">here</a><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New York
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Delaware
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:03 p.m.

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VoteEasy Tool Launched in Maryland
Oct. 18, 2012, 2 p.m.

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VoteEasy Tool Launched in Texas
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:56 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Pennsylvania
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:53 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Illinois
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:50 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Louisiana
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:48 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Michigan
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:43 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Florida
Oct. 11, 2012, 8:11 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Rhode Island
Oct. 9, 2012, 4:04 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Massachusetts
Oct. 8, 2012, 4:57 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Vermont
Oct. 8, 2012, 4:51 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Hampshire
Oct. 8, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Alaska
Oct. 8, 2012, 9:11 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Arizona
Oct. 8, 2012, 9:07 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Wisconsin
Oct. 1, 2012, 11:29 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Wyoming
Oct. 1, 2012, 11:17 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Minnesota
Oct. 1, 2012, 9:49 a.m.

September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Sept. 28, 2012, 3:04 p.m.

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Do your candidates have political courage?
Sept. 28, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

Find out if your state-level candidates have shown courage in their 2012 campaigns.&nbsp;

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Connecticut
Sept. 25, 2012, 12:04 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Virginia
Sept. 25, 2012, 12:01 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Jersey
Sept. 25, 2012, 11:57 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Ohio
Sept. 25, 2012, 11:51 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Mississippi
Sept. 24, 2012, 9:01 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Tennessee
Sept. 20, 2012, 10:20 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Hawaii
Sept. 20, 2012, 10:14 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Alabama
Sept. 20, 2012, 10:11 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Washington
Sept. 19, 2012, 11:29 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Missouri
Sept. 19, 2012, 11:26 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in California
Sept. 17, 2012, 11:31 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Kansas
Sept. 17, 2012, 8:37 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Georgia
Sept. 17, 2012, 8:34 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Oklahoma
Sept. 12, 2012, 3:05 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Utah
Sept. 12, 2012, 3 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Colorado
Sept. 12, 2012, 2:51 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Nevada
Sept. 11, 2012, 11:15 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Iowa
Sept. 11, 2012, 11:11 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Montana
Sept. 7, 2012, 10:03 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Mexico
Sept. 5, 2012, 3:36 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in South Carolina
Sept. 5, 2012, 3:33 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in South Dakota
Sept. 5, 2012, 10:34 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in North Dakota
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:08 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Maine
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:04 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Arkansas
Aug. 29, 2012, 4:17 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Kentucky
Aug. 28, 2012, 4:16 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Oregon
Aug. 28, 2012, 4:12 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Nebraska
Aug. 28, 2012, 8:19 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in West Virginia
Aug. 28, 2012, 8:15 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Indiana
Aug. 22, 2012, 4:42 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in North Carolina
Aug. 22, 2012, 4:28 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Idaho
Aug. 22, 2012, 9:20 a.m.

All About the Vice-Presidential Candidates
Aug. 16, 2012, 3:35 p.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"><b>For those of you living under rocks,&nbsp;</b></span><a href="http://votesmart.org/candidate/21942/mitt-romney" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">Mitt Romney</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"><b>&nbsp;announced his running mate last Saturday</b>&nbsp;– Wisconsin congressman&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/26344/paul-ryan#.VcDISPNVhHw" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">Paul Ryan</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">. You've probably heard a fair amount&nbsp;about Ryan, probably about his time spent as chair of the House Budget committee, and the budget proposal he crafted. But what about the information voters really want to know, like the fact that he's a fan of Monty Python*? At&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">votesmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;you can find out all you need to know (and more) about both vice-presidential&nbsp;contenders.</span>

Vote Smart Olympics 2012
July 27, 2012, 8:54 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">The opening ceremony for the</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span><b style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">2012 summer Olympics</b><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">officially begins on Friday July 27th, but here at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">Project Vote Smart</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;we’re interested in a different race – the</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span><b style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Presidential Election</b><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">. &nbsp;And while the 10,500 athletes are proudly representing their respective countries, Project Vote Smart staff and interns are hard at work researching the over 40,000 candidates and officials fighting to represent us.</span> <div style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> &nbsp; </div>

Get Smart on Defense
July 18, 2012, 9:02 a.m.

At votesmart.org you can find out how your representatives feel about defense and defense spending in a few different ways:&nbsp;

Arizona Special Election CD-8, June 12, 2012
June 11, 2012, 4:23 p.m.

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May Common Ground E-Newsletter
May 17, 2012, 12:17 p.m.

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Who is Keith Russell Judd?
May 10, 2012, 5:34 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> <span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;">As media outlets and bloggers scrambled to find the back story on Democratic Presidential Primary Candidate Keith Judd, who won a surprising 41% of the vote in a West Virginia primary, against his more well-known and better-funded opponent, President Barack Obama, it began to emerge that only one (very) reputable source had bothered to reach out to this possible nominee – us.&nbsp;</span> </p>

MTV and Project Vote Smart to launch "Fantasy Election '12"
April 24, 2012, 9:24 a.m.

<font face="Arial, sans-serif" size="2">Project Vote Smart is teaming up with MTV to launch a desktop and mobile game where points will be earned through information provided by PVS and other organizations, and candidates will be rewarded if they choose to participate in our &quot;Political Courage Test&quot;</font>

March Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 15, 2012, 2:05 p.m.

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Going for broke: could GOP convention elect nominee?
March 5, 2012, 12:54 p.m.

What if, following Super Tuesday, all four GOP candidates are still in the game and no clear frontrunner has emerged?&nbsp;

Challenges in Arizona: the Special Election in CD-8
Feb. 14, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

<style type="text/css"> p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } </style> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Following the resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona was faced with a unique situation in holding elections to replace the former Congresswoman. </p>

Common Ground E-Newsletter, February
Feb. 7, 2012, 9:38 a.m.

GOP field narrowing, but are candidates really gone?
Jan. 20, 2012, 10:49 a.m.

The South Carolina Republican Presidential Preference Primary is scheduled for Saturday, January, 21st and while in most of our minds there are only four candidates still vying for the GOP nomination, one look at the ballot will tell a slightly different story.&nbsp;

Oregon major party candidates lacking political courage
Jan. 9, 2012, 8:33 a.m.

We released the 2012 Political Courage Test results today for Oregon's special election showing neither major party congressional candidate running for the state's 1st Congressional District seat was willing to answer even the most basic issue-related questions addressed inside the Test.

Iowa has spoken
Jan. 5, 2012, 8:16 a.m.

As expected, the Iowa Caucus, the first nominating contest of the 2012 election season, proved to shake things up inside the GOP race.

2011

Testing Oregon CD-1 candidates' political courage
Dec. 12, 2011, 9:18 a.m.

Special elections typically are a result of unusual circumstances, scandal, or tragedy, and the race for&nbsp;Oregon's 1st&nbsp;Congressional district is no exception.&nbsp;

Redistricting: The 10-year shake up
Dec. 7, 2011, 10:25 a.m.

There is one issue that only pops up every decade with noticeable consequences, and that issue is redistricting.

Find your Political Soulmate with VoteEasy
Nov. 4, 2011, 8:29 a.m.

With the presidential election exactly one year away, Project Vote Smart has launched VoteEasy (winner of the best there is at the 2011 Webvisionary Awards), the interactive tool for voters to instantly see which presidential candidate they are most compatible with. To use VoteEasy now visit <a href="http://www.votesmart.org">www.votesmart.org</a>.

Candidates Running in 2011 Lack Courage
Oct. 17, 2011, 11:22 a.m.

“It shouldn’t take courage for a politician to complete a survey regarding positions on issues. Yet seemingly it does.” – South Bend Tribune

Vote Easy for the Win
Aug. 30, 2011, 1:53 p.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">The 2011 Webvisonary Awards (Web Academy Awards) selects&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.Vb_HS_NVhHw" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;as the best there is.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;

2010

To all Congressional Candidates: Gotcha!
Oct. 15, 2010, 2:06 p.m.

Project Vote Smart is putting a BIG GUARD DOG onto the political playing field. Today VoteEasy will go national with the attached release. &nbsp;It has not been easy to create and we need your help to build on it. Even if you be a contributing member or volunteer, please use it to defend yourself from the political nonesense that frustrates and often disgusts us all.&nbsp;

Mailing Madness
June 2, 2010, 8:46 p.m.

2009

Analysis of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 12, 2009, 11:04 p.m.

Same-Sex Unions 2009-- Follow-Up
Nov. 5, 2009, 11:49 p.m.

Results of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 4, 2009, 11:59 p.m.

Review Of 2009 Ballot Measures: Veterans
Oct. 30, 2009, 10:32 p.m.

Same-Sex Unions in 2009
Oct. 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

Political Courage Test Results
Oct. 23, 2009, 8:21 p.m.

It's About Time
Aug. 20, 2009, 10:41 p.m.

Shufflings in Congress
July 16, 2009, 3:52 p.m.

2008

Blogging from the bus
Oct. 9, 2008, 2:29 p.m.

Convention Time
Sept. 10, 2008, 10 p.m.

AND THEY ARE OFF
July 11, 2008, 10:59 p.m.

Past, Present, and Future
July 7, 2008, 11:03 p.m.

Rolling On
May 1, 2008, 9:20 p.m.

Back on the Bus
April 24, 2008, 8:33 p.m.

Normal to Norman - Blogging from the Bus
Jan. 22, 2008, 9:46 p.m.

On the Road Again!!!
Jan. 8, 2008, 9:38 p.m.

2007

Blogging from the Bus 11/15
Nov. 16, 2007, 3:19 a.m.

Blogging from The Bus 11/1
Nov. 1, 2007, 8:41 p.m.

Blogging from the Bus 10/26
Oct. 27, 2007, 1 a.m.

Blogging from The Bus 10/21
Oct. 21, 2007, 5:21 p.m.

Blogging from The Bus 10/20
Oct. 20, 2007, 5:09 p.m.

Follow the Vote Smart Bus Tour
Oct. 17, 2007, 10:36 p.m.

First Look at the Vote Smart Bus Tour
Oct. 1, 2007, 9:15 p.m.

Summer at the Great Divide
July 12, 2007, 3:52 p.m.