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2015

Virginia Legislators Carry On Tradition of Ignoring Voters
Aug. 25, 2015, 9:40 a.m.

 After repeated requests, less than 10% of Virginia's legislative candidates were willing to tell citizens where they stand on 10 key issues. This is fewer responses than from those running for federal offices, which is a trend in lock step with the increasing nastiness of political tactics.

2014

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 to provide voters or media with direct answers to the issue questions on Vote Smart’s National Political Courage Test.

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Maine voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Texas voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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.

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

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving New York voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Eleven of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test. 

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

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

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Iowa voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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.

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


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

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

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

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

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Tennessee voters an invaluable resource for identifying their 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.

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


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

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

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

 Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Mississippi voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Three of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test. 

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Alabama voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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.

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

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

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving New Jersey voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Nine of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Illinois voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Maryland voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Twenty-two congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.


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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Oklahoma voters an invaluable resource for identifying their 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving West Virginia voters an invaluable resource for identifying their 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Pennsylvania voters an invaluable resource for identifying their 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Rhode Island voters an invaluable resource for identifying their 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.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Virginia voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Seven of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

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

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Louisiana voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Four of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving South Dakota voters an invaluable resource for identifying their 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving North Dakota voters an invaluable resource for identifying their 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Indiana voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Seventeen of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test. 

 

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Missouri voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Oregon voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Alaska voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Montana voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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.

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

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Utah voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Twenty-four of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

 

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Idaho voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Arizona voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best 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.

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

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 VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving Ohio voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Twenty of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

2014 Voter Self-Defense Manual Release
Sept. 30, 2014, 1:43 p.m.

Vote Smart announced today that the 2014 Voter’s Self-Defense Manual is available free to all voters by simply calling 888-VoteSmart or emailing membership@votesmart.org.

Revolutionizing Transparency in Government through Technology
Sept. 15, 2014, 2:17 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart announces the unveiling of its powerful new tools that provide every citizen interactive, instant access to the facts on any politician, on any issue, at any time.

Three Prominent Elections Experts Join Vote Smart Board
Sept. 9, 2014, 3:10 p.m.

Three prominent political research experts, Brooks Jackson, Ted McConnell, and Sheila Krumholz, have joined the board of Vote Smart (VoteSmart.org), the leading non-partisan national research organization focused on politicians and elections.

Unmatched Free Database on 150,000 Politicians Now Available
Sept. 7, 2014, 2:27 p.m.

Vote Smart (VoteSmart.org), the leading non-partisan national research organization focused on politicians and elections, announced a series of massive additions to its factual database on over 150,000 current and former elected officials and candidates. 

Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating
Sept. 5, 2014, 3:07 p.m.

 Vote Smart’s Great Divide Research Center reported today that its member contributions have increased in 2014 by 81%, and that it has gotten Charity Navigator’s highest four star rating. 

2012

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

Vote Smart 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, VoteEasy. 

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

A  20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues

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

VoteEasy is now available for voters in all 50 states.

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.


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


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.

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.

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

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 "Political Courage Test"

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.

2011

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 www.votesmart.org.

Louisiana Candidates Lack Courage
Oct. 19, 2011, midnight

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.  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. 

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