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Mac Thornberry'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.

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
0%
2019
0%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
7%
1999
10%
1997
0%
1996
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
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2017-2018
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
100%
1999
98%
1995-1996
16%
2020
11%
2018
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
5%
2017
5%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
11%
2014
11%
2014
10%
2013-2014
10%
2013-2014
10%
2012
10%
2012
20%
2011
20%
2011
19%
2007-2008
19%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
11%
2005-2006
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
14%
2019-2020
14%
2019-2020
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
16%
2020
11%
2018
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
0%
2019
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
76%
2013
76%
2013
24%
2013
24%
2013
7%
2013
92%
2013
92%
2013
34%
2013
34%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
71%
2013
71%
2013
15%
2012
15%
2012
18%
2012
18%
2012
78%
2012
78%
2012
81%
2012
81%
2012
80%
2012
80%
2012
28%
2012
28%
2012
70%
2012
70%
2012
22%
2012
22%
2012
0%
2011
51%
2011
51%
2011
10%
2011
10%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
47%
2011
47%
2011
23%
2011
23%
2011
77%
2011
77%
2011
90%
2011
90%
2011
0%
2010
7%
2010
93%
2010
93%
2010
88%
2010
88%
2010
85%
2010
85%
2010
92%
2010
92%
2010
7%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2009
6%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
93%
2009
93%
2009
0%
2009
96%
2009
96%
2009
94%
2009
94%
2009
0%
2009
89%
2008
89%
2008
9%
2008
93%
2008
93%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
9%
2008
6%
2008
90.7%
2008
90.7%
2008
8%
2008
8.3%
2007
8.3%
2007
0%
2007
91%
2007
91%
2007
93%
2007
93%
2007
91.7%
2007
91.7%
2007
6%
2007
0%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
76.3%
2006
76.3%
2006
68%
2006
68%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
23.7%
2006
23.7%
2006
16%
2006
16%
2006
17%
2006
17%
2006
31%
2006
31%
2006
81%
2006
81%
2006
0%
2005
14%
2005
14%
2005
86%
2005
86%
2005
71%
2005
71%
2005
27%
2005
27%
2005
86%
2005
86%
2005
97%
2005
97%
2005
12%
2005
12%
2005
20%
2004
20%
2004
77%
2004
77%
2004
95%
2004
95%
2004
25%
2004
25%
2004
0%
2004
68%
2004
68%
2004
80%
2003
80%
2003
11%
2003
11%
2003
93%
2003
93%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2003
8%
2003
95%
2003
95%
2003
91%
2003
91%
2003
80%
2002
80%
2002
55%
2002
55%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
0%
2002
44%
2002
44%
2002
0%
2002
91%
2002
91%
2002
21%
2002
21%
2002
7%
2001
69%
2001
69%
2001
87%
2001
87%
2001
89%
2001
89%
2001
4%
2001
20%
2001
20%
2001
78%
2000
78%
2000
79%
2000
79%
2000
12%
2000
12%
2000
6%
2000
85%
2000
85%
2000
0%
2000
39%
1999
39%
1999
69%
1999
69%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
29%
1999
29%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
60%
1999
60%
1999
21%
1998
21%
1998
75%
1998
75%
1998
76%
1998
76%
1998
19%
1998
19%
1998
0%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
0%
1996
30%
1996
30%
1996
0%
1996
65%
1996
65%
1996
90%
1996
90%
1996
82%
1996
82%
1996
0%
2003
50%
2017-2018
86%
2019-2020
86%
2019-2020
80%
2019
86%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
88%
2017-2018
88%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
86%
2015-2016
94%
2015-2016
94%
2015-2016
94%
2015
83%
2015
81%
2014
84%
2014
70%
2014
58%
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
50%
2014
50%
2014
100%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
70%
2013-2014
64
2011-2012
11%
2009-2010
42%
2007-2008
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
91%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
33
2007
79%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
79%
2015-2016
79%
2015
72%
2013-2014
35%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
77%
2013-2014
75%
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
0%
2006
0%
2006
94%
2009
100%
2009-2010
97%
2003
97%
2003
86%
2012-2013
96%
2017-2018
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%
2019-2020
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
64%
1999-2006
40%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2015-2016
94%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
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
100%
2019-2020
0%
2010
0%
2010
5%
2017-2018
5%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
5%
2015-2016
3%
2013-2014
3%
2013-2014
6%
2005-2006
6%
2005-2006
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
85%
2020
90%
2019
91%
2019
91%
2018
92%
2018
93%
2017
91%
2017
91%
2016
100%
2016
91%
2015
100%
2015
90%
2014
93%
2014
77%
2013
90%
2013
92%
2012
91%
2012
100%
2011
88%
2010
90%
2010
73%
2009
92%
2008
89%
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%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2019
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
8%
2017
8%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
75%
1997-1998
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2004
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
50%
2003
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
9%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996