Rating Group: National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

2011-2012 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 77%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 94%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 76%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 66%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 88%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 55%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 68%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 28%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 90%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 76%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 85%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 66%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 33%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 76%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 28%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 28%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 28%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 30%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 23%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 30%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 84%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 38%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 38%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 28%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 28%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 28%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 31%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 28%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 28%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 95%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 28%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 28%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 57%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 28%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 21%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 94%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 42%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 66%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 28%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 38%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 28%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 28%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 30%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 66%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 66%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 33%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 66%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 42%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 85%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 33%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 76%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 95%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 28%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 28%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 28%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 25%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 28%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 30%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 85%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 85%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 28%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 85%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 25%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 28%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 47%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 71%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 55%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 66%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 47%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 38%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 26%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 28%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 42%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 23%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 76%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 95%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 42%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 77%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 82%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 85%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 77%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 33%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 40%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 95%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 33%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 28%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 28%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 28%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 31%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 38%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 38%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 66%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 28%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 90%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 38%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 28%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 30%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 28%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 88%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 31%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 66%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 28%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 85%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 61%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 90%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 28%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 28%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 66%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 66%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 47%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 28%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 31%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 85%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 77%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 28%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 28%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 95%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 38%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 100%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 66%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 95%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 95%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 76%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 77%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 28%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 95%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 28%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 85%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 85%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 88%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 66%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 66%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 95%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 95%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 28%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 95%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 38%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 38%
NJ U.S. House-10 Don Payne, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 66%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 28%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 28%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 100%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 66%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 66%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 28%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 28%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 23%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 33%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 28%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 28%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 31%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 28%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 35%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 28%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 27%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 38%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 81%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 66%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 55%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 85%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 76%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 95%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 100%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 31%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 26%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 42%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 100%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 88%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 66%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 66%
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici D 33%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 35%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 38%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 42%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 66%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 33%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 38%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 90%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 95%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 100%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 38%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 66%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 66%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 25%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 28%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 55%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 85%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 85%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 85%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 85%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 31%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 85%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 55%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 100%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 42%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 85%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 95%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 28%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 55%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 90%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 95%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 38%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 95%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 85%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 95%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 95%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 43%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 95%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 85%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 95%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 85%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 76%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 42%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 28%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 71%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 33%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 95%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 75%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 28%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 100%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 31%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 66%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 66%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 31%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 66%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 28%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 90%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 28%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 33%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 25%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 95%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 28%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 71%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 77%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 90%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 55%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 55%
Gary Ackerman 31%
Sandy Adams 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 76%
Rob Andrews 31%
Steve Austria 100%
Kelly Ayotte 55%
Joe Baca, Sr. 47%
Michele Bachmann 80%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Ron Barber 33%
John Barrow 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 85%
Max Baucus 66%
Mark Begich 66%
Dan Benishek 100%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 28%
Judy Biggert 95%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Tim Bishop 38%
John Boehner 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 76%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100%
Barbara Boxer 66%
Bruce Braley 42%
Paul Broun 76%
Corrine Brown 38%
Scott Brown 100%
Ann Marie Buerkle 95%
Dan Burton 95%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 73%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Lois Capps 28%
Dennis Cardoza 81%
Russ Carnahan 31%
Ben Chandler III 71%
Hansen Clarke 28%
Dan Coats 44%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 42%
Kent Conrad 66%
Jerry Costello 76%
Chip Cravaack 100%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
Mark Critz 76%
Geoff Davis 100%
James DeMint 33%
Norm Dicks 47%
John Dingell 28%
Bob Dold 90%
David Dreier 100%
Donna Edwards 23%
Renee Ellmers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
Sam Farr 28%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 38%
Bob Filner 18%
Stephen Fincher 95%
Mike Fitzpatrick 90%
John Fleming, Jr. 95%
Randy Forbes 100%
Barney Frank 28%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Scott Garrett 85%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Chris Gibson 95%
Phil Gingrey 85%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Michael Grimm 95%
Frank Guinta 100%
Kay Hagan 66%
Janice Hahn 40%
Ralph Hall 100%
Richard Hanna 94%
Tom Harkin 66%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 95%
Nan Hayworth 90%
Joe Heck, Jr. 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 31%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 23%
Thomas Holden 76%
Rush Holt, Jr. 28%
Mike Honda 28%
Tim Huelskamp 85%
Robert Hurt 85%
Daniel Inouye 57%
Steve Israel 28%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 46%
Mike Johanns 77%
Timothy Johnson 66%
Tim Johnson 95%
John Kerry 66%
Dale Kildee 28%
Jack Kingston 95%
Mark Kirk 75%
Larry Kissell 71%
John Kline 100%
Herb Kohl 66%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Jon Kyl 77%
Mary Landrieu 66%
Angela Lariscy 100%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 95%
Frank Lautenberg 57%
Chris Lee 100%
Carl Levin 66%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Dick Lugar 77%
Cynthia Lummis 88%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Don Manzullo 95%
Jim Matheson 85%
Carolyn McCarthy 38%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
Jim McDermott 28%
Mike McIntyre 90%
Buck McKeon 100%
John Mica 100%
Mike Michaud 38%
Barbara Mikulski 66%
Candice Miller 100%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 33%
Jeff Miller 95%
Brad Miller 28%
Jim Moran, Jr. 28%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 66%
Randy Neugebauer 85%
Rich Nugent 90%
Alan Nunnelee 100%
John Olver 23%
Major Owens 66%
Ed Pastor 42%
Ron Paul 76%
Tom Petri 100%
Joe Pitts 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Mike Pompeo 85%
Mark Pryor 66%
Ben Quayle 76%
Nick Rahall II 52%
Charlie Rangel 31%
Denny Rehberg 95%
Harry Reid 66%
Silvestre Reyes 31%
Reid Ribble 100%
Laura Richardson 38%
Scott Rigell 95%
David Rivera 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 66%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 85%
Steve Rothman 38%
Jon Runyan 100%
Loretta Sanchez 45%
Bobby Schilling 100%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Aaron Schock 100%
Allyson Schwartz 38%
Heath Shuler 73%
Olympia Snowe 77%
Steve Southerland 100%
Pete Stark 23%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Marlin Stutzman 95%
John Sullivan 95%
Betty Sutton 28%
Lee Terry 100%
John Tierney 30%
Ed Towns 25%
Bob Turner 100%
Mark Udall 71%
David Vitter 100%
Joe Walsh 85%
Mel Watt 38%
Henry Waxman 30%
Jim Webb, Jr. 66%
Anthony Weiner 40%
Allen West 95%
Lynn Westmoreland 85%
Ed Whitfield 100%
Frank Wolf 95%
Lynn Woolsey 23%
David Wu 28%
Bill Young 95%

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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