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Patrick Murphy'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.

60%
2013-2014
75%
2014
90%
2015
67%
2014
67%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
69%
2013
67%
2016
7%
2015-2016
73%
2012-2013
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
90%
2015
66%
2013-2014
54%
2015
50%
2013
18%
2015-2016
18%
2015-2016
16%
2015
24%
2015
10%
2014
8%
2014
8%
2014
10%
2014
23%
2013-2014
38%
2013
6%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
36%
2013-2014
12%
2014
43%
2013
43%
2013
42%
2013
42%
2013
22
2013-2014
20%
2015
20%
2014
20%
2014
23%
2013-2014
23%
2013-2014
10%
2013
100%
2015
80%
2014
91%
2013
22
2013-2014
48%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
13%
2015-2016
13%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
79%
2013-2014
79%
2013-2014
54%
2015
50%
2013
90%
2015
66%
2014
75%
2013
90%
2015
67%
2014
67%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
69%
2013
92%
2016
89%
2015-2016
76%
2014
76%
2013-2014
82%
2013
82%
2013
100%
2014
18%
2015-2016
18%
2015-2016
24%
2015
16%
2015
10%
2014
8%
2014
10%
2014
8%
2014
19%
2013
19%
2013
12%
2014
18%
2013-2014
10%
2016
11%
2015
3%
2015
11%
2013
11%
2013
80%
2015
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
90%
2013
100%
2013-2014
100%
1990-2016
100%
1990-2014
0%
2015
10%
2014
7%
2016
100%
2013-2014
56%
2013
43%
2013-2014
94%
2014
80%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
75%
2015
25%
2013-2014
10%
2015-2016
10%
2015-2016
1%
2015
1%
2015
18%
2015
18%
2015
29%
2014
29%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
100%
2013-2014
94%
2014
94%
2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
57%
2013
57%
2013
55%
2013
55%
2013
56%
2013
56%
2013
44%
2013-2014
25%
2014
23%
2013-2014
30%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2015
13%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
25%
2013
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
25%
2014
85%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
90%
2013
100%
2015-2016
30%
2014
38%
2013
67%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
7%
2015-2016
23%
2013-2014
23%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2013
15%
2015-2016
12%
2014
12%
2014
45%
2013
45%
2013
34%
2015
35%
2013
41%
2013
41%
2013
47%
2013
47%
2013
35%
2013
10%
2015-2016
10%
2015-2016
20%
2015
20%
2015
20%
2014
20%
2014
20%
2014
20%
2014
23%
2013-2014
23%
2013-2014
23%
2013-2014
23%
2013-2014
10%
2013
10%
2013
88%
2015
88%
2015
80%
2015
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
74%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
5%
2015
5%
2015
24%
2014
24%
2014
19%
2013
19%
2013
18%
2013-2014
11%
2016
11%
2015
3%
2015
19%
2014
15%
2014
11%
2013
11%
2013
73%
2015-2016
73%
2012-2013
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
85%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
90%
2013
50%
2013-2014
66%
2014
66%
2014
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
2%
2012
2%
2012