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Richard Anderson's Ratings and Endorsements

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.

95%
2011-2012
88%
2017
88%
2017
85%
2016
85%
2016
88%
2015
88%
2015
89%
2014-2015
89%
2014-2015
89%
2014
89%
2014
62%
2013
62%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2013
67%
2012
67%
2012
90%
2012
90%
2012
79%
2012
79%
2012
83%
2012
83%
2012
76%
2012
76%
2012
75
2010
75
2010
70%
2010
70%
2010
46
2010
46
2010
73
2010
73
2010
100%
2016
100%
2016
25%
2013
0%
2012
83%
2012-2017
8%
2017
35%
2016
35%
2016
17%
2016
17%
2016
0%
2015
34%
2015
34%
2015
30%
2014
30%
2014
0%
2014
0%
2012
33%
2012
33%
2012
0%
2010
0%
2010
80%
2017
87%
2017
80%
2017
89%
2016
79%
2016
79%
2016
89%
2016
91%
2015
80%
2015
80%
2015
91%
2015
100%
2017
78%
2017
78%
2017
63%
2016
73%
2016
73%
2016
63%
2016
88%
2015
88%
2015
75%
2014
75%
2014
90%
2013
90%
2013
50%
2012
50%
2012
67%
2004-2014
67%
2004-2014
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