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Steve Daines' Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

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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.

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
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