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Steve King's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (IA) - District 4, Republican

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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 issue 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.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2016
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2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
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2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
87%
2017-2018
92%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
9%
2005-2006
29%
2005
85%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
50%
2014
100%
2011
66%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
0%
2017
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
20%
2015
12%
2014
12%
2013-2014
12%
2013-2014
15%
2013
14%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
7%
2007-2008
33%
2012
33%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
62
2007-2008
62
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
20%
2003-2004
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
0%
2005
9%
2003-2004
6%
2015-2016
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
11%
2003
0
2007-2008
0
2007-2008
13%
2005-2006
13%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
20%
2015
12%
2014
12%
2013-2014
12%
2013-2014
15%
2013
14%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
100%
2006
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
91%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2015-2016
100%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
76%
2015-2016
77%
2015
59%
2013-2014
72%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
78%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
62%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2018
25%
2007
25%
2007
100%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
94%
2009
100%
2009-2010
97%
2003
97%
2003
84%
2012-2013
93%
2015-2016
90%
2015
100%
2013-2014
89%
2012
88%
2011-2012
72%
2009-2010
84%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
90%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
87%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
91%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
75%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2011
59%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
35%
2003-2004
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2016
0%
2016
20%
2007
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
17%
2017
17%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
13%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
0
2007
5%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2004
21%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
6%
2003-2004
50%
2014
50%
2014
45%
2014
45%
2014
9%
2005-2006
29%
2005
92%
2017
88%
2016
93%
2016
87%
2015
94%
2014
84%
2014
88%
2013
95%
2013
96%
2012
88%
2012
92%
2011
96%
2011
97%
2010
96%
2010
96%
2009
97%
2009
96%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
96%
2004
88%
2003
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
89%
2015
100%
2015
88%
2014
89%
2014
80%
2014
75%
2014
88%
2011-2012
88%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
94%
2006
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
99%
2004
90%
2011-2012
92%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
4
2007-2008
4
2007-2008
0
2007
8
2006
-4
2005
-4
2005
78%
2018
81%
2016
77%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
76%
2011
76%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
87%
2005
87%
2005
97%
2004
97%
2004
96%
2003
96%
2003
100%
2009-2010
19%
2007
19%
2007
75%
2017-2018
75%
2015-2016
72%
2014
75%
2014
82%
2011-2012
95%
2011
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
83%
2013
83%
2013
77%
2013
77%
2013
94%
2012
94%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
0%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
91%
2011
91%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
89%
2010
89%
2010
93%
2009
93%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
95%
2008
95%
2008
95.8%
2008
95.8%
2008
91.2%
2007
91.2%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
77.7%
2006
77.7%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
96%
2005
96%
2005
97%
2005
97%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
86%
2004
86%
2004
84%
2003
84%
2003
89%
2003
89%
2003
6%
2013-2014
11%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
81
2009-2010
11%
2009-2010
71%
2005-2006
84%
2012
70%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
70%
2017-2018
70%
2017-2018
70%
2017-2018
70%
2017-2018
66%
2015-2016
66%
2015-2016
78%
2015
66%
2014
70%
2014
66%
2013-2014
66%
2013-2014
80%
2013
74%
2011-2012
74%
2011-2012
80%
2011
80%
2011
90%
2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
87%
2009-2010
87%
2009-2010
80%
2009
90%
2009
100%
2009
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007-2008
70%
2007
47%
2006
25%
2005
60%
2004
38%
2004
57%
2003
78%
2017
71%
2016
36%
2015
75%
2014
62%
2013
92%
2012
47%
2011
6%
2013-2014
2%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
11%
2011-2012
3%
2009-2010
11%
2009-2010
81
2009-2010
12%
2009
5%
2007-2008
71%
2005-2006
92%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
10%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
7%
2007
0%
2005
18%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
21%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
75%
2005-2006
75%
2005-2006