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"… the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption."
James A. Garfield, 20th President and minister during the Second Great Awakening
To help you elect legislators who are not "ignorant, reckless or corrupt," Heritage Alliance researches candidates extensively by compiling voting records, donation records, endorsements and issue surveys. All of this research is free. If you have the same values and register as a member with us or one of our partners, you can then legally access an evaluation score for each candidate.
Party Primaries are more important by far than the General Election in November, because the outcome of about 95% of races are determined in the primary. Due to gerrymandering, most November races are a foregone conclusion.
Moreover, only about 10% of citizens know enough to vote in primaries, so every primary vote counts more.
For more information see Political Secrets.
Races Researched and Evaluated in 2011-2012