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Mark Udall'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.

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2009-2010
0%
2009
6%
2007-2008
7%
2005-2006
7%
2003-2004
9%
2003
8%
2001-2002
10%
1999-2000
0%
2003-2004
100%
2013
100%
2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2007
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2001
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2000
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1999
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
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2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
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2010
100%
2008
100%
2006
100%
2001
100%
1999
100%
1995-2003
33%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
80%
2011
50%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
35%
2005-2006
17%
2000
9%
1999
85%
2007
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
12%
2001-2002
12%
2001-2002
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
86%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
90%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
40%
2013
42%
2011-2012
40%
2011
44%
2009-2010
33%
2009
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007
70%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
70%
2013
70%
2013
65%
2013
65%
2013
34%
2013
34%
2013
39%
2013
39%
2013
71%
2013
71%
2013
0%
2013
59%
2013
59%
2013
68%
2012
68%
2012
66%
2012
66%
2012
63%
2012
63%
2012
34%
2012
34%
2012
36%
2012
36%
2012
36%
2012
36%
2012
19%
2012
19%
2012
57%
2012
57%
2012
40%
2011
40%
2011
17%
2011
17%
2011
72%
2011
72%
2011
76%
2011
76%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
28%
2011
28%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
48%
2011
48%
2011
38%
2010
38%
2010
61%
2010
61%
2010
59%
2010
59%
2010
48%
2010
48%
2010
47%
2010
47%
2010
39%
2010
39%
2010
0%
2010
51%
2010
51%
2010
41%
2009
41%
2009
0%
2009
34%
2009
34%
2009
57%
2009
57%
2009
37%
2009
37%
2009
61%
2009
61%
2009
55%
2009
55%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
55%
2008
55%
2008
44%
2008
44%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
46.2%
2008
46.2%
2008
42%
2008
42%
2008
61%
2007
61%
2007
60.2%
2007
60.2%
2007
40%
2007
40%
2007
39.8%
2007
39.8%
2007
38%
2007
38%
2007
41%
2007
41%
2007
60%
2007
60%
2007
59%
2007
59%
2007
32%
2006
32%
2006
68%
2006
68%
2006
77%
2006
77%
2006
20%
2006
20%
2006
26%
2006
26%
2006
74%
2006
74%
2006
74%
2006
74%
2006
23%
2006
23%
2006
67%
2005
67%
2005
31%
2005
31%
2005
33%
2005
33%
2005
69%
2005
69%
2005
67%
2005
67%
2005
28%
2005
28%
2005
71%
2005
71%
2005
32%
2005
32%
2005
70%
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70%
2004
29%
2004
29%
2004
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29%
2004
29%
2004
73%
2004
73%
2004
0%
2003
77%
2003
77%
2003
81%
2003
81%
2003
19%
2003
19%
2003
69%
2003
69%
2003
31%
2003
31%
2003
22%
2003
22%
2003
92%
2003
92%
2003
6%
2002
76%
2002
76%
2002
79%
2002
79%
2002
33%
2002
33%
2002
94%
2002
94%
2002
21%
2002
21%
2002
23%
2002
23%
2002
66%
2002
66%
2002
10%
2001
10%
2001
25%
2001
25%
2001
90%
2001
90%
2001
90%
2001
90%
2001
74%
2001
74%
2001
0%
2001
16%
2000
16%
2000
70%
2000
70%
2000
74%
2000
74%
2000
24%
2000
24%
2000
80%
2000
80%
2000
29%
2000
29%
2000
21%
1999
21%
1999
19%
1999
19%
1999
80%
1999
80%
1999
83%
1999
83%
1999
76%
1999
76%
1999
16%
1999
16%
1999
33%
2003
0%
2014
3%
2011-2012
9%
2011-2012
4%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
16%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
16%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
100
2007
94%
2013-2014
16%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
36%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
43%
2013-2014
30%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
30%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
100%
1998
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
18%
2009
18%
2003
18%
2003
75%
2012-2013
48%
2012
64%
2011-2012
15%
2009-2010
17%
2005-2006
30%
2003-2004
5%
2001-2002
10%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
71%
2011
11%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
12%
2005-2006
36%
2003-2004
36%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
54%
2003-2004
54%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
87%
1999-2000
87%
1999-2000
17%
2003-2004
75%
2011-2012
93%
2009-2010
89%
2007-2008
100
2007
91%
2005-2006
72%
2003-2004
93%
2001-2002
100%
2001
86%
2000
85%
1999
100%
2004
100%
1998
53%
2011
100%
2010
91%
2009
100
2008
90
2007
88%
2005
86%
2004
80%
2003
43%
2006-2012
43%
2006-2012
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
88%
2011-2012
88%
2011-2012
96%
2009-2010
96%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
91%
1999
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
100%
2007
100%
2001-2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
6%
2007-2008
7%
2005-2006
7%
2003-2004
9%
2003
8%
2001-2002
10%
1999-2000
11%
2004
5%
2011-2012
8%
2011
6%
2009-2010
19%
2007-2008
31%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
18%
2003
21%
2001-2002
45%
2000
4%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
13%
2011
13%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
7%
2009
7%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
17%
2007
17%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
20%
2005
20%
2005
22%
2004
22%
2004
16%
2003
16%
2003
27%
2002
27%
2002
9%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
29%
2001-2010
29%
2001-2010
F
2010
0%
2014
0%
2014
5%
2014
3%
2013-2014
3%
2013-2014
11%
2013
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
25%
2011
30%
2011
0%
2010
5%
2009-2010
5%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
7%
2009-2010
7%
2009-2010
11%
2009
11%
2009
10%
2009
13%
2007-2008
13%
2007-2008
10%
2007
30%
2006
13%
2005
0%
2004
43%
2004
33%
2003
35%
2002
16%
2001
29%
2000
28%
1999
100%
2001-2002
63%
2013-2014
13%
2011-2012
69%
2011-2012
5
2009-2010
66%
2009-2010
81%
2009-2010
75%
2009
60%
2007-2008
52%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
28%
2007-2008
48%
2005-2006
30%
1998-2002
100%
2009-2010
12%
2007-2008
57%
2007
77%
2005
100%
2003-2004
89%
2001-2002
86%
1999-2000
29%
2001-2010
29%
2001-2010
67%
2012
67%
2012
77%
2011
77%
2011
79%
2010
79%
2010
89%
2009
89%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2008
45%
2007
45%
2007
71%
2006
71%
2006
58%
2005
58%
2005
80%
2004
80%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
80%
2002
80%
2002
63%
2001
63%
2001
60%
2000
60%
2000
45%
1999
45%
1999
0%
2014
9%
2011-2012
3%
2011-2012
4%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
16%
2006
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
6%
2007-2008
7%
2005-2006
7%
2003-2004
9%
2003
8%
2001-2002
10%
1999-2000
24%
2000
82%
1999