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Tom Cotton's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

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
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2021-2022
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2021-2022
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2020
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2019-2020
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2018
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2017-2018
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2014
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2015-2016
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2021-2022
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2012-2013
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
71%
2015
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2013-2014
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2016
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2019
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2017
7%
2017
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2016
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2014
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013
75%
2019
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2018
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2016
72%
2014
83%
2020
83%
2020
88%
2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
91%
2013-2014
84%
2021-2022
85%
2019-2020
77%
2017-2018
77%
2015-2016
86%
2014
25%
2014
25%
2014
58%
2021-2022
58%
2021-2022
30%
2019-2020
30%
2019-2020
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
68%
2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
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2014
63%
2013-2014
63%
2013-2014
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2013
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2013
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2021-2022
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2021-2022
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2020
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2019-2020
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2014
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2013
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2016
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2019-2020
67%
2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
97%
2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2020
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2017
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2020
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2013-2014
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2013
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2013
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2021-2022
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2021-2022
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2016
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2014
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2013
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2021-2022
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2014
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2014
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2015-2016
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2018
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2016
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2015
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2013
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2013
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2013
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2019
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2019
85%
2018
71%
2018
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2017
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2017
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2016
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2016
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2015
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94%
2014
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2014
92%
2013
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2021-2022
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2021-2022
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2015
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2015
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2021
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2021
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2019
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2019
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2017
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2013-2014
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2012
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2012
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2017-2018
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2013-2014
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2017
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2013
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2019-2020
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2018
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2013-2014
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2017-2018
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2020
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2019
63%
2018
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2016
86%
2015
82%
2013
81%
2020
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2019
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2019
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2018
71%
2018
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2017
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2017
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2016
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2016
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2014
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2013
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2013
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2017-2018
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2016
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2016
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2018
25%
2017
67%
2016
50%
2015
64%
2014
69%
2013
96%
2021
96%
2021
44%
2020
44%
2020
58%
2018
58%
2018
81%
2017
81%
2017
64%
2016
64%
2016
93%
2015
93%
2015
90%
2014
90%
2014
67%
2013
67%
2013
47%
2014
47%
2014
21%
2019
21%
2019
30%
2017-2018
30%
2017-2018
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
21%
2015
21%
2015
16%
2013-2014
16%
2013-2014
27%
1993-2018
27%
1993-2018
92%
2020
83%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015
90%
2014
90%
2013