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Brad Sherman'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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2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
5%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
16%
2001-2002
17%
1999-2000
17%
2015
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2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2019
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2001
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1999
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1997
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2019-2020
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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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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
5%
1997-1998
8%
1997
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2010
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2008
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2006
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2002
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2001
100%
1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
100%
2016
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
15%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
50%
2014
5%
2011
33%
2009-2010
76%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
17%
2000
18%
1999
100%
2020
100%
2020
98%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
95%
2014
95%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
92%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
6%
2001-2002
6%
2001-2002
78%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
87
2007-2008
87
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
89%
1998
71%
1997
95%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
47%
2019-2020
47%
2019-2020
68%
2017-2018
68%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
83%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2007
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2005-2006
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2004
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2003
100%
2001-2002
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2001-2002
97%
2020
98%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
95%
2014
95%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
92%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
0%
2006
68%
2013
68%
2013
62%
2013
62%
2013
37%
2013
37%
2013
79%
2013
79%
2013
16%
2013
16%
2013
29%
2013
29%
2013
71%
2013
71%
2013
81%
2012
81%
2012
24%
2012
24%
2012
34%
2012
34%
2012
25%
2012
25%
2012
75%
2012
75%
2012
65%
2012
65%
2012
75%
2012
75%
2012
15%
2012
15%
2012
82%
2011
82%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
23%
2011
23%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
77%
2011
77%
2011
12%
2011
12%
2011
84%
2011
84%
2011
19%
2011
19%
2011
7%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
21%
2010
21%
2010
13%
2010
13%
2010
86%
2010
86%
2010
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2010
89%
2010
56%
2010
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2010
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2009
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2009
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2009
44%
2009
18%
2009
18%
2009
87%
2009
87%
2009
74%
2009
74%
2009
12%
2009
12%
2009
26%
2009
26%
2009
53%
2009
53%
2009
38%
2008
38%
2008
59%
2008
59%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
74%
2008
74%
2008
25.8%
2008
25.8%
2008
23%
2008
23%
2008
77%
2008
77%
2008
15%
2008
15%
2008
63%
2007
63%
2007
21.7%
2007
21.7%
2007
78.3%
2007
78.3%
2007
77%
2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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18.8%
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2006
11%
2006
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2006
81.2%
2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2002
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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1999
26%
1999
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1999
61%
1999
37%
1999
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1999
32%
1999
32%
1999
67%
1999
67%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
59%
1998
59%
1998
42%
1998
42%
1998
40%
1998
40%
1998
58%
1998
58%
1998
76%
1998
76%
1998
23%
1998
23%
1998
100%
2003
100%
2017-2018
11%
2021-2022
11%
2021-2022
6%
2020
9%
2019-2020
2%
2018
0%
2017-2018
3%
2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015
4%
2015
8%
2014
5%
2014
3%
2011-2012
5%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
6%
2015-2016
16%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
16%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
6%
2009
11%
2003
11%
2003
20%
2012-2013
8%
2017-2018
24%
2015-2016
21%
2015
12%
2013-2014
14%
2012
12%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
14%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
33%
2019-2020
10%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
40%
2019-2020
13%
2017-2018
29%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
25%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
15%
2003-2004
15%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
81%
2017-2018
81%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
90%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
94%
2005-2006
94%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
92%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
84%
1997-1998
84%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
55%
2003-2004
42%
2020
42%
2019
61%
2019
55%
2018
41%
2018
43%
2017
40%
2017
40%
2016
57%
2016
45%
2015
39%
2015
50%
2014
39%
2014
38%
2013
31%
2013
38%
2012
25%
2012
19%
2011
41%
2010
25%
2010
33%
2009
61%
2008
43%
2008
50%
2007
33%
2006
41%
2005
33%
2004
30%
2003
35%
2002
39%
2001
47%
2000
32%
1999
61%
1998
50%
1997
80%
2019-2020
80%
2019-2020
73%
2017-2018
73%
2017-2018
72%
2016
72%
2016
90%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
41%
2017
41%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
74%
2019-2020
86%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
100%
2015
83%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2009-2010
91%
2007-2008
100
2007
95%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
73%
2001-2002
66%
2001
79%
2000
77%
1999
75%
1997-1998
67%
1997
0%
1997-1998
95%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
86%
2013-2014
100%
2004
80%
2019-2020
80%
2019-2020
73%
2017-2018
73%
2017-2018
72%
2016
72%
2016
84%
2011
100
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
83%
2003
71%
2015
20%
2014
25%
2013
44%
2012
0%
2006-2012
0%
2006-2012
94%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017
94%
2015-2016
88%
2015
93%
2013
95%
2011
98%
2009-2010
100%
2009
95%
2007-2008
96%
2007
94%
2005-2006
96%
2005
97%
2003-2004
95%
2003
94%
2001-2002
93%
2001
87%
2000
82%
1999