And for Those of You Keeping Score at Home…
Many different groups track members of Congress, and candidates campaigning for Congress and the presidency, on particular issues. Here are some on-line sources for "political scorecards."
Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard:
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Congressional Scorecard
Council for a Livable World: Democratic presidential candidates'
responses to questions about nuclear weapons and national security
Project Vote Smart: Information, by state, on presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and statewide officials www.votesmart.org/official_five_categories.php?dist=npat.php
Global Stewards comparative summary of several scorecards
Including ACLU, NAACP, National Education Association, and Planned Parenthood.
The Commonwealth Fund: An essay on candidates' plans
for health care
Global Stop AIDS Platform
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Election research
links from 2006
Center for Public Integrity: The Buying of the President 2008
A project to track the finances of each candidate's campaign
Congressional Quarterly's Political Moneyline site at