Rating Group: Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress

2011-2012 Conservative Action Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 62%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 74%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 83%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 74%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 81%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 28%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 81%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 81%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 81%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 79%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 64%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 6%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 70%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 66%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 19%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 13%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 60%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 11%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 9%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 19%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 72%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 15%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 2%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 45%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 6%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 6%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 77%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 74%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 9%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 21%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 17%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 6%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 6%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 9%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 64%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 13%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 81%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 6%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 55%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 79%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 6%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 19%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 74%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 13%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 9%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 66%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 91%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 81%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 30%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 25%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 15%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 21%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 21%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 19%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 13%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 21%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 19%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 69%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 77%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 66%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 77%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 17%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 85%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 70%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 77%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 21%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 17%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 15%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 66%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 69%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 13%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 2%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 62%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 77%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 30%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 68%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 15%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 21%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 23%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 81%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 63%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 75%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 64%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 74%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 6%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 4%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 38%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 4%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 13%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 70%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 6%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 6%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 68%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 77%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 72%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 51%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 77%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 19%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 70%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 17%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 72%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 69%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 77%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 72%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 56%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 50%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 74%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 15%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 77%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 66%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 83%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 17%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 74%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 6%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 6%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 19%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 9%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 11%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 15%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 15%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 74%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 28%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 13%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 21%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 11%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 44%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 4%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 31%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 19%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 68%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 40%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 68%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 77%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 26%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 6%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 25%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 6%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 21%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 70%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 9%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 2%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 57%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 19%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 75%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 2%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 85%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 89%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 4%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 77%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 69%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 15%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 77%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 83%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 6%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 77%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 63%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 74%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 68%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 69%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 21%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 57%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 15%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 79%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 74%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 81%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 68%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 81%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 19%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 13%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 62%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 6%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 62%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 23%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 15%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 66%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 6%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 23%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 74%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 56%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 17%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 19%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 19%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 72%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 13%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 4%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 2%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 9%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 15%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 9%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 19%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 19%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 11%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 66%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 9%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 26%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 6%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 63%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 77%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 79%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 85%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 79%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 83%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 21%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 72%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 11%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 72%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 21%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 60%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 66%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 81%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 79%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 74%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 70%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 6%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici D 2%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 9%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 17%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 19%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 63%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 17%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 74%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 72%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 62%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 74%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 77%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 79%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 13%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 74%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 25%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 25%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 15%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 26%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 69%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 72%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 89%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 81%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 72%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 21%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 75%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 72%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 63%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 56%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 74%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 51%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 70%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 79%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 28%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 79%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 81%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 9%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 75%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 77%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 79%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 81%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 79%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 72%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 64%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 77%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 28%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 79%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 87%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 68%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 74%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 79%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 17%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 70%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 77%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 70%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 72%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 72%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 47%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 38%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 13%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 81%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 79%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 75%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 38%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 81%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 19%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 83%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 13%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 77%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 60%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 30%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 9%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 6%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 13%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 21%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 68%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 83%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 49%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 26%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 11%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 69%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 6%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 68%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 19%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 9%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 68%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 66%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 31%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 66%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 72%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 81%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 81%
Gary Ackerman 21%
Sandy Adams 74%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 77%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Jason Altmire 51%
Rob Andrews 23%
Steve Austria 77%
Kelly Ayotte 69%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Michele Bachmann 70%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 63%
Ron Barber 0%
John Barrow 47%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Charlie Bass 51%
Max Baucus 13%
Mark Begich 19%
Dan Benishek 77%
Rick Berg 74%
Shelley Berkley 23%
Howard Berman 17%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 74%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Tim Bishop 19%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 77%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 77%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Bruce Braley 6%
Paul Broun 77%
Corrine Brown 23%
Scott Brown 44%
Ann Marie Buerkle 72%
Dan Burton 79%
Dave Camp 68%
John Campbell III 43%
Francisco Canseco 79%
Eric Cantor 68%
Lois Capps 15%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 23%
Jason Chaffetz 72%
Saxby Chambliss 75%
Ben Chandler III 43%
Hansen Clarke 11%
Dan Coats 75%
Howard Coble 60%
Thomas Coburn 63%
Kent Conrad 19%
Jerry Costello 21%
Chip Cravaack 79%
Ander Crenshaw 72%
Mark Critz 53%
Geoff Davis 81%
James DeMint 44%
Norm Dicks 26%
John Dingell 19%
Bob Dold 57%
David Dreier 72%
Donna Edwards 6%
Renee Ellmers 77%
Jo Ann Emerson 74%
Sam Farr 6%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 11%
Bob Filner 4%
Stephen Fincher 70%
Mike Fitzpatrick 51%
John Fleming, Jr. 87%
Randy Forbes 85%
Barney Frank 4%
Elton Gallegly 72%
Scott Garrett 72%
Jim Gerlach 68%
Chris Gibson 47%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 79%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Michael Grimm 74%
Frank Guinta 74%
Kay Hagan 19%
Janice Hahn 6%
Ralph Hall 81%
Richard Hanna 53%
Tom Harkin 0%
Doc Hastings 66%
Nan Hayworth 57%
Joe Heck, Jr. 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 79%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 17%
Thomas Holden 51%
Rush Holt, Jr. 4%
Mike Honda 4%
Tim Huelskamp 77%
Duncan Hunter 87%
Robert Hurt 74%
Daniel Inouye 19%
Steve Israel 26%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
Mike Johanns 63%
Tim Johnson 30%
Timothy Johnson 25%
John Kerry 19%
Dale Kildee 21%
Jack Kingston 70%
Mark Kirk 31%
Larry Kissell 45%
John Kline 89%
Herb Kohl 19%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
Jon Kyl 69%
Mary Landrieu 38%
Tom Latham 74%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 6%
Carl Levin 25%
Jerry Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 31%
Dick Lugar 63%
Cynthia Lummis 66%
Dan Lungren 72%
Connie Mack IV 60%
Don Manzullo 81%
Jim Matheson 47%
Carolyn McCarthy 30%
Thaddeus McCotter 66%
Jim McDermott 6%
Mike McIntyre 47%
Buck McKeon 83%
John Mica 79%
Mike Michaud 9%
Barbara Mikulski 19%
Candice Miller 70%
Gary Miller 79%
George Miller 4%
Jeff Miller 83%
Brad Miller 23%
Jim Moran, Jr. 15%
Sue Myrick 77%
Ben Nelson 44%
Randy Neugebauer 83%
Rich Nugent 74%
Alan Nunnelee 81%
John Olver 9%
Bill Owens 32%
Ed Pastor 21%
Ron Paul 26%
Donald Payne 2%
Tom Petri 60%
Joe Pitts 72%
Todd Platts 70%
Mike Pompeo 79%
Mark Pryor 25%
Ben Quayle 62%
Nick Rahall II 43%
Charlie Rangel 2%
Denny Rehberg 72%
Harry Reid 19%
Silvestre Reyes 32%
Reid Ribble 72%
Laura Richardson 19%
Scott Rigell 77%
David Rivera 70%
Jay Rockefeller IV 31%
Mike Rogers 79%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 30%
Jon Runyan 70%
Loretta Sanchez 13%
Bobby Schilling 66%
Jean Schmidt 74%
Aaron Schock 72%
Allyson Schwartz 17%
Heath Shuler 32%
Olympia Snowe 44%
Steve Southerland 68%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 72%
Marlin Stutzman 72%
John Sullivan 68%
Betty Sutton 23%
Lee Terry 74%
John Tierney 4%
Ed Towns 4%
Bob Turner 21%
Mark Udall 13%
David Vitter 75%
Joe Walsh 64%
Mel Watt 4%
Henry Waxman 9%
Jim Webb, Jr. 19%
Allen West 83%
Lynn Westmoreland 74%
Ed Whitfield 66%
Frank Wolf 68%
Lynn Woolsey 2%
Bill Young 68%

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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