Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 19%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 10%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 14%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 9%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 11%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 4%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 13%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 80%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 7%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 9%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 7%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 21%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 9%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 96%
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 4%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 89%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 90%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 6%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
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 96%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 86%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 54%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 96%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 91%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 4%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 4%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 99%
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 92%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 89%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 89%
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 89%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 12%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 96%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 91%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 90%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 11%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 97%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 94%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 13%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 5%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 6%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 82%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 92%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 95%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 89%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 97%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 95%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 86%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 96%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 94%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 67%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 12%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 10%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 11%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 94%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 7%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 28%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 12%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 84%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 92%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 95%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 84%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 39%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 10%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 94%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 92%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 9%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 4%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 78%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 4%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 92%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 96%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 21%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 87%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 5%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 12%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 7%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 8%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 85%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 81%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 89%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 90%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 98%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 12%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 91%
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 7%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 9%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 53%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 4%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 76%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 9%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 90%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 9%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 5%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 6%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 8%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 12%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 94%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 10%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 14%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 7%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 79%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 6%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 94%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 99%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 93%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 94%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 97%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 98%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 7%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 96%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 94%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 88%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 10%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 16%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 33%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 6%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 89%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 79%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 91%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 92%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 81%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 22%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 92%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 94%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 72%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 3%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 88%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 5%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 6%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 89%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 5%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 6%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
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 7%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 87%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 4%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 6%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 11%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7%
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 88%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 6%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 4%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 12%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 26%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 8%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 93%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 94%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 67%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 97%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 34%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 87%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 45%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 96%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 93%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 4%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 97%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 11%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 2%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 92%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 18%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 88%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 91%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 91%
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 91%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 93%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 97%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 9%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 90%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 92%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 68%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 23%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 19%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 6%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 5%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 7%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 78%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 11%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 93%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 13%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 85%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 10%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 6%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 9%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 4%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 6%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici D 97%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 13%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 89%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 79%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 93%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 9%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 82%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 7%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 9%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 13%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 6%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 9%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 70%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 27%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 13%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 96%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 99%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 97%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 96%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 11%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 6%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 5%
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 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 13%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 10%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 18%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 16%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 5%
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 4%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 79%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 9%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 4%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 95%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 5%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 5%
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 4%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 3%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 79%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 8%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 3%
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 9%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 79%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 7%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 4%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 4%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 4%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 9%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 55%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 65%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 82%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 5%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 3%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 97%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 16%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 4%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 93%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 87%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 8%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 11%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 97%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 95%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 94%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 90%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 11%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 4%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 53%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 92%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 4%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 97%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 18%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 92%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 6%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 54%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 23%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 9%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 6%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 13%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Sandy Adams 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 4%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Jason Altmire 54%
Rob Andrews 91%
Steve Austria 7%
Kelly Ayotte 24%
Joe Baca, Sr. 72%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Spencer Bachus 9%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 6%
Ron Barber 81%
John Barrow 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 68%
Mark Begich 77%
Dan Benishek 6%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Judy Biggert 28%
Brian Bilbray 39%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 74%
Tim Bishop 95%
John Boehner 2%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 27%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 6%
Barbara Boxer 90%
Bruce Braley 88%
Paul Broun 4%
Corrine Brown 85%
Scott Brown 38%
Ann Marie Buerkle 6%
Dan Burton 7%
Dave Camp 10%
John Campbell III 11%
Francisco Canseco 7%
Eric Cantor 4%
Lois Capps 96%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 93%
Jason Chaffetz 5%
Saxby Chambliss 5%
Ben Chandler III 79%
Hansen Clarke 96%
Dan Coats 16%
Howard Coble 12%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Kent Conrad 59%
Jerry Costello 63%
Chip Cravaack 10%
Ander Crenshaw 10%
Mark Critz 45%
Geoff Davis 6%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 16%
Norm Dicks 71%
John Dingell 74%
Bob Dold 49%
David Dreier 14%
Donna Edwards 97%
Renee Ellmers 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 89%
Bob Filner 86%
Stephen Fincher 9%
Mike Fitzpatrick 54%
John Fleming, Jr. 7%
Randy Forbes 6%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 11%
Scott Garrett 11%
Jim Gerlach 45%
Chris Gibson 29%
Phil Gingrey 4%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Michael Grimm 13%
Frank Guinta 11%
Kay Hagan 84%
Janice Hahn 89%
Ralph Hall 12%
Richard Hanna 23%
Tom Harkin 83%
Doc Hastings 3%
Nan Hayworth 44%
Joe Heck, Jr. 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 65%
Thomas Holden 55%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 99%
Tim Huelskamp 10%
Duncan Hunter 3%
Robert Hurt 7%
Daniel Inouye 57%
Steve Israel 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 86%
Mike Johanns 7%
Timothy Johnson 72%
Tim Johnson 59%
John Kerry 91%
Dale Kildee 89%
Jack Kingston 10%
Mark Kirk 64%
Larry Kissell 55%
John Kline 5%
Herb Kohl 84%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 8%
Mary Landrieu 49%
Tom Latham 8%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 96%
Carl Levin 80%
Jerry Lewis 12%
Joe Lieberman 88%
Dick Lugar 24%
Cynthia Lummis 9%
Dan Lungren 4%
Connie Mack IV 8%
Don Manzullo 9%
Jim Matheson 51%
Robert Matsui 96%
Carolyn McCarthy 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
Jim McDermott 90%
Mike McIntyre 55%
Buck McKeon 8%
John Mica 8%
Mike Michaud 92%
Barbara Mikulski 84%
Candice Miller 16%
Gary Miller 3%
George Miller 89%
Jeff Miller 9%
Brad Miller 95%
Jim Moran, Jr. 87%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 44%
Randy Neugebauer 3%
Rich Nugent 7%
Alan Nunnelee 4%
John Olver 96%
Bill Owens 59%
Ed Pastor 84%
Ron Paul 23%
Donald Payne 89%
Tom Petri 44%
Joe Pitts 9%
Todd Platts 32%
Mike Pompeo 6%
David Pryor 64%
Ben Quayle 7%
Nick Rahall II 65%
Charlie Rangel 82%
Denny Rehberg 6%
Harry Reid 80%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Reid Ribble 6%
Laura Richardson 91%
Scott Rigell 16%
David Rivera 13%
Jay Rockefeller IV 82%
Mike Rogers 9%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 92%
Jon Runyan 17%
Loretta Sanchez 87%
Bobby Schilling 9%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Aaron Schock 11%
Allyson Schwartz 95%
Heath Shuler 67%
Olympia Snowe 65%
Steve Southerland 7%
Pete Stark 89%
Cliff Stearns 16%
Marlin Stutzman 9%
John Sullivan 6%
Betty Sutton 91%
Lee Terry 9%
John Tierney 97%
Ed Towns 81%
Bob Turner 2%
Mark Udall 97%
David Vitter 4%
Joe Walsh 4%
Mel Watt 92%
Henry Waxman 92%
Jim Webb, Jr. 81%
Allen West 13%
Lynn Westmoreland 4%
Ed Whitfield 15%
Frank Wolf 28%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
Bill Young 28%

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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