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Mac Thornberry's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 13, Republican

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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2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2001
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2000
7%
1999
10%
1997
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1996
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2019
100%
2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
94%
2011
66%
2009-2010
61%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2000
98%
1995-1996
17%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
20%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
29%
2011-2012
29%
2011-2012
7%
2007-2008
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
22%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
17%
2003-2004
30%
2001-2002
30%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
56%
1998
71%
1997
53%
1996
20%
1995
0%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
50%
2011
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2015-2016
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2000
0
2007-2008
0
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
20%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
29%
2011-2012
29%
2011-2012
14%
2018
0%
2017
7%
2015-2016
11%
2015
8%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
13%
2009-2010
0%
2009
8%
2007-2008
0%
2007
14%
2005-2006
0%
2005
11%
2004
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995
100%
2006
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
91%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
90%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
93%
2000
83%
1999
91%
1998
100%
1997
93%
1995-1996
92%
1995
79%
2015-2016
79%
2015
72%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
77%
2013-2014
35%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
70%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
100%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
94%
2009
100%
2009-2010
97%
2003
97%
2003
86%
2012-2013
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
92%
2013-2014
97%
2012
96%
2011-2012
78%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
64%
1999-2006
40%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
66%
2011
56%
2007-2008
76%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
11%
1997-1998
11%
1997-1998
18%
1997
18%
1997
7%
1995-1996
7%
1995-1996
17%
2003-2004
91%
2018
91%
2017
93%
2017
100%
2016
91%
2016
91%
2015
100%
2015
93%
2014
90%
2014
90%
2013
77%
2013
91%
2012
92%
2012
100%
2011
90%
2010
88%
2010
73%
2009
89%
2008
92%
2008
85%
2007
100%
2006
85%
2005
100%
2004
97%
2003
95%
2002
100%
2001
76%
2000
76%
1999
89%
1998
100%
1997
94%
1996
0%
2007-2008
50%
2007
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
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2016
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2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
11%
1997-1998
11%
1997-1998
18%
1997
18%
1997
7%
1995-1996
7%
1995-1996
8%
2017
8%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
4%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
13%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
0
2007
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
7%
2001-2002
0%
2001
36%
2000
38%
1999
6%
1997-1998
17%
1997
0%
1996
75%
1997-1998
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2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
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2005
0%
2004
50%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2013
11%
2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
59%
2014
80%
1997-1998
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2001
0%
1999-2000
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1999-2000
9%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
50%
2014
50%
2014
35%
2014
35%
2014
11%
2019
5%
2017
13%
2015-2016
19%
2015
21%
2013
10%
2011
10%
2009-2010
12%
2009
20%
2007-2008
24%
2007
19%
2005-2006
22%
2005
30%
2003-2004
25%
2003
22%
2001-2002
21%
2001
33%
2000
36%
1999
18%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
72%
2019
92%
2018
72%
2018
85%
2017
92%
2017
80%
2016
93%
2016
83%
2015
88%
2014
94%
2014
80%
2013
94%
2013
95%
2012
96%
2012
95%
2011
88%
2011
100%
2010
95%
2010
100%
2009
95%
2009
92%
2008
100%
2007
88%
2006
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2005
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2004
88%
2003
92%
2002
96%
2001
88%
2000
88%
1999
100%
1998
96%
1997
100%
1996
96%
1995
96%
1995
86%
2019
88%
2017-2018
88%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
86%
2015-2016
94%
2015-2016
94%
2015-2016
94%
2015
83%
2015
58%
2014
84%
2014
81%
2014
70%
2014
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
77%
2011-2012
77%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
32%
2006
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
98%
2004
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
93%
2001-2002
93%
2000
100%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
4
2007-2008
4
2007-2008
0
2007
17
2006
17
2006
-4
2005
-4
2005
46%
2018
48%
2016
66%
2014
86%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
61%
2011
61%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
94%
2007
94%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
91%
2004
91%
2004
85%
2003
85%
2003
79%
2002
79%
2002
100%
2009-2010
18%
2007
18%
2007
64%
2017-2018
55%
2015-2016
67%
2014
70%
2011-2012
90%
2011
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
76%
2013
76%
2013
92%
2013
92%
2013
78%
2012
78%
2012
70%
2012
70%
2012
51%
2011
51%
2011
77%
2011
77%
2011
47%
2011
47%
2011
93%
2010
93%
2010
88%
2010
88%
2010
75%
2009
75%
2009
94%
2009
94%
2009
89%
2008
89%
2008
90.7%
2008
90.7%
2008
72%
2007
72%
2007
91.7%
2007
91.7%
2007
73%
2006
73%
2006
76.3%
2006
76.3%
2006
71%
2005
71%
2005
86%
2005
86%
2005
97%
2005
97%
2005
68%
2004
68%
2004
93%
2003
93%
2003
80%
2003
80%
2003
55%
2002
55%
2002
80%
2002
80%
2002
87%
2001
87%
2001
78%
2000
78%
2000
60%
1999
60%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
75%
1998
75%
1998
65%
1996
65%
1996
74%
2011-2012
56
2009-2010
22%
2009-2010
29%
2005-2006
81%
2012
40%
2019
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015
54%
2014
55%
2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
70%
2013
63%
2011-2012
63%
2011-2012
80%
2011
70%
2011
90%
2010
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
87%
2009-2010
87%
2009-2010
90%
2009
90%
2009
90%
2009
59%
2007-2008
59%
2007-2008
60%
2007
37%
2006
13%
2005
25%
2004
50%
2004
33%
2003
50%
2002
72%
2001
57%
2000
52%
1999
65%
1998
55%
1997
61%
1995-1996
61%
1995-1996
78%
2017
100%
2016
91%
2015
92%
2014