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Lamar Alexander's Ratings and Endorsements

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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.

88%
2017-2018
82%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
89%
2011-2012
93%
2009-2010
92%
2009
96%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
0%
2019
18%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
5%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2014
70%
2011
50%
2009-2010
64%
2007-2008
76%
2005-2006
75%
2020
0%
2017
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
40%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
20%
2013
22%
2011-2012
22%
2011-2012
20%
2007-2008
40%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
58
2007-2008
58
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
44%
2003-2004
44%
2003-2004
0%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
20%
2011-2012
20%
2011-2012
0%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2003
27%
2020
0%
2017
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
40%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
20%
2013
22%
2011-2012
22%
2011-2012
30%
2013
30%
2013
69%
2013
69%
2013
39%
2013
39%
2013
63%
2013
63%
2013
36%
2013
36%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
36%
2013
36%
2013
33%
2012
33%
2012
74%
2012
74%
2012
58%
2012
58%
2012
66%
2012
66%
2012
67%
2012
67%
2012
25%
2012
25%
2012
41%
2012
41%
2012
34%
2012
34%
2012
79%
2011
79%
2011
38%
2011
38%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
67%
2011
67%
2011
33%
2011
33%
2011
16%
2011
16%
2011
62%
2011
62%
2011
40%
2011
40%
2011
36%
2010
36%
2010
33%
2010
33%
2010
0%
2010
27%
2010
27%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
62%
2010
62%
2010
73%
2010
73%
2010
33%
2009
33%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
34%
2009
34%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
65%
2009
65%
2009
34%
2009
34%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
32%
2009
32%
2009
0%
2008
31%
2008
31%
2008
22%
2008
22%
2008
68%
2008
68%
2008
76%
2008
76%
2008
21%
2008
21%
2008
79%
2008
79%
2008
78.5%
2008
78.5%
2008
68%
2007
68%
2007
30%
2007
30%
2007
70%
2007
70%
2007
16%
2007
16%
2007
28%
2007
28%
2007
25.5%
2007
25.5%
2007
74.5%
2007
74.5%
2007
83%
2007
83%
2007
77%
2006
77%
2006
67%
2006
67%
2006
64%
2006
64%
2006
28.5%
2006
28.5%
2006
33%
2006
33%
2006
20%
2006
20%
2006
71.5%
2006
71.5%
2006
26%
2006
26%
2006
23%
2005
23%
2005
64%
2005
64%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
74%
2005
74%
2005
27%
2005
27%
2005
0%
2005
36%
2005
36%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
58%
2004
58%
2004
40%
2004
40%
2004
19%
2004
19%
2004
71%
2004
71%
2004
5%
2004
91%
2004
91%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
83%
2003
83%
2003
17%
2003
17%
2003
18%
2003
18%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
77%
2003
77%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
75%
2019-2020
75%
2019-2020
77%
2018
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
81%
2016
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
89%
2015
77%
2015
61%
2014
74%
2014
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
76%
2011-2012
76%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
82%
2007-2008
82%
2007-2008
91%
2007
57%
2006
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
88%
2013-2014
100
2011-2012
80%
2009-2010
67%
2007-2008
100%
2013-2014
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100
2007
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
80%
2007-2008
90%
2003-2004
100%
2003
88%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
86%
2015
83%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
80%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
81%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005
100%
2003
100%
2003
66%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
100%
2003-2004
91%
2017-2018
96%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
85%
2012
86%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
95%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2019-2020
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
86%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
89%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
85%
2011
88%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
6%
2003-2004
6%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2019
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
7%
2017
7%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
5%
2017-2018
17%
2015-2016
15%
2015
6%
2013-2014
25%
2011-2012
7%
2009-2010
23%
2007-2008
33
2007
18%
2005-2006
22%
2003-2004
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
11%
2011
0%
2010
27%
2009
22
2008
20
2007
0%
2005
14%
2004
50%
2003
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
16%
2015-2016
16%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
6%
2009-2010
6%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
13%
2003-2004
13%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
0%
2007
0%
2007
25%
2007
25%
2007
100%
2014
100%
2014
82%
2013
84%
2013
80%
2013
52%
2009
77%
2009
64%
2007
82%
2007
90%
2005
88%
2005
85%
2005
83%
2004
95
2003
95
2003
95
2003
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
0%
2005
0%
2005
88%
2017-2018
82%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
89%
2011-2012
93%
2009-2010
92%
2009
96%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
89%
2004
72%
2011-2012
83%
2011
76%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
93%
2003-2004
100%
2003
38
2007-2008
38
2007-2008
36
2007
36
2007
14
2006
14
2006
13
2005
13
2005
17%
2018
15%
2016
27%
2014
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
16%
2013
16%
2013
57%
2012
57%
2012
46%
2011
46%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
75%
2009
75%
2009
87%
2008
87%
2008
88%
2007
88%
2007
67%
2006
67%
2006
75%
2005
75%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
87%
2003
87%
2003
91%
2009-2010
30%
2007
30%
2007
58%
2017-2018
26%
2015-2016
48%
2014
55%
2011-2012
92%
2001-2010
92%
2001-2010
B
2010
100%
2014
100%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
63%
2011-2012
21%
2009-2010
33%
2009-2010
55
2009-2010
40%
2009
0%
2007-2008
25%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
47%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
79%
2005-2006
33%
2009-2012
44%
2009-2010
10%
2007-2008
0%
2007
16%
2005-2006
25%
2005
0%
2001-2004
92%
2001-2010
92%
2001-2010
0%
2013
0%
2013
13%
2012
13%
2012
11%
2011
11%
2011
64%
2010
64%
2010
20%
2009
20%
2009
20%
2008
20%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2007
44%
2006
44%
2006
22%
2005
22%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
75%
2019-2020
75%
2019-2020
77%
2018
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
81%
2016
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
89%
2015
77%
2015
61%
2014
74%
2014
76%
2011-2012
76%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
82%
2007-2008
82%
2007-2008
91%
2007
57%
2006
88%
2017-2018
82%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
89%
2011-2012
93%
2009-2010
92%
2009
96%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
11%
2011
0%
2010
27%
2009