Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2011 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 4%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 17%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 6%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 22%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 88%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 86%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 11%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 98%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 85%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 66%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 9%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 96%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 21%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 6%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 84%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 62%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 6%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 18%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 19%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 99%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 66%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 85%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 91%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 78%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 2%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 4%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 87%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 90%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 94%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 96%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 95%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 14%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 92%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 23%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 9%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 96%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 11%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 96%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 98%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 10%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 6%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 13%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 18%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 18%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 4%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 27%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 97%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 89%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 89%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 9%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 97%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 58%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 26%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 6%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 15%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 10%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 11%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 12%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 4%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 14%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 80%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 11%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 9%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 95%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 11%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 11%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 3%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 96%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 3%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 97%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 91%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 11%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 92%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 97%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 91%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 57%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 97%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 91%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 3%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 3%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 98%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 97%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 94%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 92%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 3%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 97%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 97%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 90%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 14%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 4%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 5%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 82%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 89%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 98%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 96%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 95%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 8%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 14%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 21%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 96%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 6%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 29%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 14%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 88%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 95%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 80%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 18%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 41%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 95%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 6%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 6%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 76%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 97%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 93%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 5%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 3%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 8%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 79%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 91%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 90%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 96%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 14%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 11%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 6%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 11%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 75%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 9%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 91%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 11%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 5%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 3%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 12%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 96%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 10%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 7%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 86%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 96%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 96%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 95%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 97%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 9%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 86%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 96%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 79%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 95%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 9%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 9%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 4%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 78%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 85%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 29%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 93%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 43%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 89%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 5%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 9%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 91%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 6%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 3%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 77%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 5%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 9%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 88%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 24%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 87%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 5%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 3%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 30%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 7%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 72%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 97%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 44%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 89%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 48%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 4%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 97%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 19%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 89%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 92%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 96%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 95%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 95%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 90%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 92%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 98%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 93%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 93%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 19%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 3%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 4%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 9%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 9%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 78%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 12%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 97%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 14%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 86%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 14%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 6%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 4%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 7%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 13%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 94%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 78%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 81%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 9%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 8%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 17%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 6%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 11%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 14%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 69%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 30%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 13%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 97%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 4%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 6%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 6%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 84%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 14%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 7%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 12%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 6%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 6%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 78%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 9%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 3%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 95%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 3%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 6%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 7%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 3%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 3%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 80%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 9%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 1%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 2%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 11%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 81%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 7%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 5%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 3%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 3%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 9%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 57%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 65%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 81%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 3%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 3%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 97%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 3%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 31%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 87%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 9%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 14%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 98%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 96%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 89%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 14%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 3%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 57%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 91%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 91%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 95%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 34%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 9%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 11%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 94%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 92%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 11%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 91%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 6%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 6%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 6%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 9%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Sandy Adams 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 70%
Todd Akin 4%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Jason Altmire 64%
Rob Andrews 91%
Steve Austria 8%
Kelly Ayotte 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
Michele Bachmann 4%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 6%
John Barrow 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 68%
Mark Begich 83%
Dan Benishek 3%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 88%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 42%
Jeff Bingaman 72%
Tim Bishop 99%
John Boehner 2%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
Dan Boren 32%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 7%
Barbara Boxer 90%
Bruce Braley 90%
Paul Broun 1%
Corrine Brown 86%
Scott Brown 22%
Ann Marie Buerkle 9%
Dan Burton 7%
Dave Camp 10%
John Campbell III 10%
Francisco Canseco 3%
Eric Cantor 5%
Lois Capps 95%
Dennis Cardoza 65%
Russ Carnahan 93%
Jason Chaffetz 3%
Saxby Chambliss 4%
Ben Chandler III 87%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Dan Coats 17%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 9%
Kent Conrad 58%
Jerry Costello 65%
Chip Cravaack 14%
Ander Crenshaw 11%
Mark Critz 46%
Geoff Davis 6%
James DeMint 8%
Norm Dicks 71%
John Dingell 74%
Bob Dold 34%
David Dreier 15%
Donna Edwards 97%
Renee Ellmers 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
John Ensign 26%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 89%
Bob Filner 92%
Stephen Fincher 9%
Mike Fitzpatrick 58%
John Fleming, Jr. 7%
Randy Forbes 6%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 12%
Scott Garrett 11%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Chris Gibson 17%
Gabrielle Giffords 89%
Phil Gingrey 3%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Michael Grimm 14%
Frank Guinta 11%
Kay Hagan 86%
Janice Hahn 100%
Ralph Hall 13%
Richard Hanna 29%
Tom Harkin 83%
Jane Harman 80%
Doc Hastings 3%
Nan Hayworth 43%
Joe Heck, Jr. 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 62%
Thomas Holden 57%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 98%
Tim Huelskamp 9%
Robert Hurt 11%
Daniel Inouye 56%
Steve Israel 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
Mike Johanns 3%
Timothy Johnson 70%
Tim Johnson 59%
John Kerry 91%
Dale Kildee 88%
Jack Kingston 10%
Mark Kirk 64%
Larry Kissell 75%
John Kline 5%
Herb Kohl 84%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 8%
Mary Landrieu 49%
Tom Latham 9%
Steve LaTourette 27%
Frank Lautenberg 96%
Carl Levin 80%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Dick Lugar 25%
Cynthia Lummis 8%
Dan Lungren 4%
Connie Mack IV 11%
Don Manzullo 9%
Jim Matheson 58%
Carolyn McCarthy 92%
Thaddeus McCotter 14%
Jim McDermott 90%
Mike McIntyre 59%
Buck McKeon 8%
John Mica 8%
Mike Michaud 93%
Barbara Mikulski 84%
Candice Miller 18%
Gary Miller 2%
George Miller 89%
Jeff Miller 8%
Brad Miller 95%
Jim Moran, Jr. 87%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 42%
Randy Neugebauer 1%
Rich Nugent 9%
Alan Nunnelee 6%
John Olver 97%
Bill Owens 64%
Ed Pastor 84%
Ron Paul 24%
Donald Payne 89%
Tom Petri 47%
Joe Pitts 9%
Todd Platts 34%
Mike Pompeo 6%
Mark Pryor 63%
Ben Quayle 6%
Nick Rahall II 66%
Charlie Rangel 82%
Denny Rehberg 6%
Harry Reid 79%
Silvestre Reyes 64%
Reid Ribble 6%
Laura Richardson 92%
Scott Rigell 17%
David Rivera 14%
Jay Rockefeller IV 81%
Mike Rogers 10%
Mike Ross 48%
Steve Rothman 94%
Jon Runyan 20%
Loretta Sanchez 88%
Bobby Schilling 11%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Aaron Schock 15%
Allyson Schwartz 97%
Heath Shuler 76%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Steve Southerland 6%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 16%
Marlin Stutzman 6%
John Sullivan 5%
Betty Sutton 92%
Lee Terry 9%
John Tierney 98%
Ed Towns 80%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 97%
David Vitter 4%
Joe Walsh 3%
Mel Watt 92%
Henry Waxman 91%
Jim Webb, Jr. 89%
Anthony Weiner 93%
Allen West 11%
Lynn Westmoreland 3%
Ed Whitfield 16%
Frank Wolf 29%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
David Wu 95%
Bill Young 29%

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.

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