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Rod Blum'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.

85%
2015-2016
100%
2017-2018
73%
2015-2016
20%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
18%
2015
0%
2016
10%
2018
96%
2017-2018
96%
2017-2018
99%
2016
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2015-2016
100%
2017-2018
77%
2015-2016
11%
2016
11%
2016
10%
2017
10%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
8%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
75%
2016
80%
2015-2016
80%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
70%
2015
95%
2015-2016
15%
2015-2016
11%
2016
11%
2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2020
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
96%
2017-2018
96%
2017-2018
99%
2016
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
67%
2017
86%
2016
55%
2015
73%
2015-2016
98%
2015-2016
95%
2015
77%
2018
79%
2017
76%
2017
72%
2016
81%
2016
89%
2015
89%
2015
6%
2015
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
85%
2015-2016
20%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
18%
2015
10%
2018
0%
2015
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
11%
2016
11%
2016
67%
2017
86%
2016
55%
2015
76%
2017
76%
2017
92%
2016
92%
2016
85%
2015
85%
2015
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
24%
2015
24%
2015
93%
2017-2018
93%
2017-2018
83%
2017
83%
2017
82%
2016
82%
2016
82%
2015-2016
82%
2015-2016
88%
2015
88%
2015
88%
2015
88%
2015
100%
2013
100%
2013
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
24%
2015
24%
2015
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
83%
2015-2016
83%
2015-2016
10%
2017
10%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
100%
2017-2018
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
100%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
93%
2015-2016
87%
2018
67%
2017
67%
2017
86%
2016
86%
2016
55%
2015
55%
2015
64%
2017-2018
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
67%
2017-2018
67%
2017-2018
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
70%
2015
70%
2015
76%
2017
76%
2017
92%
2016
92%
2016
85%
2015
85%
2015
98%
2015-2016
77%
2018
79%
2017
76%
2017
72%
2016
81%
2016
89%
2015
89%
2015
73%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
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