Be among the first to use our new Common Ground Scorecard! Before you vote, see how your candidates rate at finding common ground.

How are points earned?

1. Official Performance (30 points)

  1. Legislators: Bipartisan bill sponsorship and co-sponsorship
  2. Executives: Bipartisan job approval
  3. Candidates without congressional or gubernatorial service: Predictive estimate by statistical modeling

2. Personal Actions (30 points)

  1. Public conversation across political differences
  2. Joining an official from the opposing party for a visit of their district
  3. Membership in a common ground focused caucus (Only U.S. House)

3. Communication (20 points +/-)

  1. Promoting common ground (+)
  2. Insulting political opponents (-)

4. Commitments (20 points)

  1. I will identify and set aside personal biases.
  2. I will commit to seek agreement, progress, and solutions.
  3. I will listen first to learn perspectives and experiences.
  4. I will not assume, but seek to understand motives and intentions.
  5. I will seek outcomes all can live with but not compromise principles.
  6. I will accept that good people may disagree.
  7. I will use and accept facts.
  8. I will stay respectful.
  9. I will resist demonizing.
  10. I will de-escalate hostile situations.

5. BONUS: Outstanding Common Grounder (+10 points)

  1. Awarded for common ground behavior or boldly champions common ground.
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The Maverick Matrix™ illustrates the degree to which an official seeks common ground relative to the partisan intensity of their constituents, meaning how strongly the area they represent favors one party over the other. The matrix is divided into four labeled quadrants:

  • Balancers: Balancing constituents more closely divided between the parties, this official is more of a Common Grounder.
  • Team Players: Consistent with a constituency strongly leaning toward one party, this official is less of a Common Grounder.
  • True Believers: Despite a constituency more closely divided between the parties, this official is less of a Common Grounder.
  • Mavericks: Despite a constituency strongly leaning toward one party, this official is more of a Common Grounder. Such officials are most commendable in our view.
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Dana Balter U.S. House (NY-24 - D)

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Cathy Bernstein U.S. House (NY-10 - R)

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Jamaal Bowman U.S. House (NY-16 - D)

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Anthony Brindisi U.S. House (NY-22 - D)

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Yvette Clarke U.S. House (NY-9 - D)

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Tedra Cobb U.S. House (NY-21 - D)

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John Cummings U.S. House (NY-14 - R)

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Andrew Cuomo Governor (NY - D)

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Antonio Delgado U.S. House (NY-19 - D)

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Patrick Delices U.S. House (NY-15 - R)

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George Devolder-Santos U.S. House (NY-3 - R)

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Eliot Engel U.S. House (NY-16 - D)

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Adriano Espaillat U.S. House (NY-13 - D)

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Chele Farley U.S. House (NY-18 - R)

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Andrew Garbarino U.S. House (NY-2 - R)

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Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senate (NY - D)

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Jackie Gordon U.S. House (NY-2 - D)

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Nancy Goroff U.S. House (NY-1 - D)

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Lovelynn Gwinn U.S. House (NY-13 - R)

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Brian Higgins U.S. House (NY-26 - D)

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Chris Jacobs U.S. House (NY-27 - R)

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Constantin Jean-Pierre U.S. House (NY-9 - R)

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Hakeem Jeffries U.S. House (NY-8 - D)

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Mondaire Jones U.S. House (NY-17 - D)

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Elizabeth Joy U.S. House (NY-20 - R)

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John Katko U.S. House (NY-24 - R)

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Brian Kelly U.S. House (NY-7 - R)

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Peter King U.S. House (NY-2 - R)

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Nita Lowey U.S. House (NY-17 - D)

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Nicole Malliotakis U.S. House (NY-11 - R)

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Sean Patrick Maloney U.S. House (NY-18 - D)

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Carolyn Maloney U.S. House (NY-12 - D)

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Maureen McArdle-Schulman U.S. House (NY-17 - R)

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Nate McMurray U.S. House (NY-27 - D)

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Gregory Meeks U.S. House (NY-5 - D)

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Grace Meng U.S. House (NY-6 - D)

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Tracy Mitrano U.S. House (NY-23 - D)

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George Mitris U.S. House (NY-25 - R)

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Joseph Morelle U.S. House (NY-25 - D)

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Jerry Nadler U.S. House (NY-10 - D)

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez U.S. House (NY-14 - D)

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Tom Reed U.S. House (NY-23 - R)

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Kathleen Rice U.S. House (NY-4 - D)

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Max Rose U.S. House (NY-11 - D)

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Carlos Santiago-Cano U.S. House (NY-12 - R)

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Chuck Schumer U.S. Senate (NY - D)

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Jose Serrano U.S. House (NY-15 - D)

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Ricky Donovan, Sr. U.S. House (NY-26 - R)

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Elise Stefanik U.S. House (NY-21 - R)

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Thomas Suozzi U.S. House (NY-3 - D)

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Claudia Tenney U.S. House (NY-22 - R)

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Paul Tonko U.S. House (NY-20 - D)

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Ritchie Torres U.S. House (NY-15 - D)

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Douglas Tuman U.S. House (NY-4 - R)

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Nydia Velazquez U.S. House (NY-7 - D)

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Garfield Wallace U.S. House (NY-8 - R)

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Kyle Van De Water U.S. House (NY-19 - R)

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Lee Zeldin U.S. House (NY-1 - R)

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Thomas Zmich U.S. House (NY-6 - R)

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How do the politicians compare?

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Maverick Matrix

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