Special Interest Group Ratings

Erin Carson, Lead Analyst Friday June 6th 2014

VoteTocracy publishes Legislator ratings issued by Special Interest Groups, as produced by VoteSmart.  It works to accelerate research by highlighting the different special interest groups which have created ratings on issues per legislator. 

Including the ratings of many different special interest groups provides journalists with a convenient way to determine how a legislator is ranked or scored by any given group.  It helps to develop additional context in relation to how a legislator voted or why he or she supports a particular bill or opposes a bill.