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Steve Daines' 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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2017-2018
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2013-2014
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2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
67%
2015-2016
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2020
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2017
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
40%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
8%
2013
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2016
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2018
10%
2019-2020
10%
2019-2020
13%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
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2015-2016
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
83%
2021-2022
83%
2021-2022
97%
2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
92%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
89%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2014
50%
2014
50%
2014
100%
2015-2016
100%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
83%
2015-2016
50%
2021-2022
69%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
93%
2015
50%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
82%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2017-2018
83%
2013-2014
86%
2012-2013
100%
2017-2018
79%
2015-2016
76%
2015
92%
2013-2014
88%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
78%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
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2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
100%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
8%
2016
8%
2016
0%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
7%
2017
7%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
23%
2019-2020
33%
2017-2018
64%
2015-2016
69%
2015
5%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
8%
2016
8%
2016
59%
2014
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
30%
2013-2014
30%
2013-2014
50%
2014
50%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
92%
2013
72%
2019
78%
2018
71%
2016
61%
2014
55%
2020
55%
2020
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
71%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
91%
2013-2014
98%
2021-2022
85%
2019-2020
83%
2017-2018
77%
2015-2016
60%
2014
50%
2014
50%
2014
63%
2021-2022
63%
2021-2022
45%
2019-2020
45%
2019-2020
73%
2017-2018
73%
2017-2018
68%
2015-2016
68%
2015-2016
85%
2015
60%
2014
60%
2014
63%
2013-2014
63%
2013-2014
70%
2013
85%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
9%
2013
9%
2013
83%
2021-2022
83%
2021-2022
97%
2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
92%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
89%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
50%
2014
50%
2014
43%
2014
43%
2014
29%
2013
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
8%
2016
8%
2016
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
67%
2019-2020
67%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
67%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
67%
2015-2016
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
11%
2015-2016
11%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
75%
2020
0%
2017
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
40%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
8%
2013
75%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
90%
2014
55%
2020
55%
2020
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
71%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
83%
2021-2022
83%
2021-2022
97%
2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
92%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
89%
2015
100%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2014
0%
2020
78%
2018
25%
2017
80%
2016
50%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2013
98%
2021-2022
85%
2019-2020
83%
2017-2018
77%
2015-2016
60%
2014
43%
2014
43%
2014
98%
2015-2016
89%
2013-2014
49%
2020
73%
2019
63%
2018
67%
2016
82%
2015
77%
2013
82%
2020
81%
2019
84%
2019
73%
2018
80%
2018
94%
2017
82%
2017
81%
2016
79%
2016
78%
2015
83%
2015
75%
2014
73%
2014
77%
2013
77%
2013
3%
2021-2022
3%
2021-2022
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
8%
2015
8%
2015
5%
2013-2014
5%
2013-2014
5%
2013-2014
5%
2013-2014
7%
2021
7%
2021
10%
2020
10%
2020
8%
2019
8%
2019
5%
2017
5%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
11%
2014
11%
2014
10%
2013-2014
10%
2013-2014
2%
2012
2%
2012
100%
2017-2018
62%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
75%
2020
0%
2017
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
40%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
8%
2013
100%
2013
88%
2019-2020
0%
2018
100%
2013-2014
29%
2013
58%
2017-2018
50%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
15%
2013-2014
15%
2013-2014
20%
2013
49%
2020
73%
2019
63%
2018
67%
2016
82%
2015
77%
2013
82%
2020
84%
2019
81%
2019
80%
2018
73%
2018
82%
2017
94%
2017
81%
2016
79%
2016
78%
2015
83%
2015
73%
2014
75%
2014
77%
2013
77%
2013
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
8%
2016
8%
2016
0%
2020
78%
2018
25%
2017
80%
2016
50%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2013
96%
2021
96%
2021
63%
2020
63%
2020
92%
2018
92%
2018
97%
2017
97%
2017
82%
2016
82%
2016
93%
2015
93%
2015
76%
2014
76%
2014
71%
2013
71%
2013
43%
2014
43%
2014
39%
2019
39%
2019
56%
2017-2018
56%
2017-2018
42%
2015-2016
42%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
55%
1993-2018
55%
1993-2018