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Jon Tester'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
18%
2015-2016
7%
2013-2014
22%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
32%
2007-2008
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2015
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2014
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2020
100%
2017
100%
2017
92%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
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2015
100%
2015
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2007
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2009-2010
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2017
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2012
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2012
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2011
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2011
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2018
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2013
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2013
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2013
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2013
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2013
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2011
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2011
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2011
31%
2011
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2011
69%
2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
61.7%
2007
38.3%
2007
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2007
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2007
60%
2007
57%
2007
57%
2007
100%
2017-2018
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2019
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2019
11%
2017-2018
11%
2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2017-2018
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2009-2010
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2007
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2019-2020
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2015-2016
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2015-2016
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2009-2010
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2010
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007
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2007
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2009-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007
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2012
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2007
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2007
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2019-2020
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2019
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015
11%
2015
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2011-2012
12%
2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007
0%
2017-2018
18%
2015-2016
7%
2013-2014
22%
2011-2012
17%
2009-2010
7%
2009
32%
2007-2008
63%
2011
67%
2010
80%
2009
80
2008
80
2007
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2014
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2014
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2011-2012
100%
2007
0%
2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016