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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.

86%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
82%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2016
10%
2015
0%
2013
10%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
93%
2015-2016
89%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
10%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
30%
2005-2006
57%
2005
0%
1998
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2016
33%
2014
33%
2013
33%
2011
0%
2009
0%
2007
14%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1996
48%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
25%
2014
76%
2011
100%
2009-2010
69%
2007-2008
64%
2005-2006
50%
2000
95%
1995-1996
67%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
27%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
31%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
38%
2007-2008
75%
2001-2002
75%
2001-2002
78%
2012
78%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
85
2007-2008
85
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
60%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
67%
1998
86%
1997
47%
1996
20%
1995
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
56%
2003
50%
2001-2002
67%
2005
9%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
38%
2015-2016
38%
2015-2016
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
56%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
50%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
56%
2003
56%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
20%
2016
18%
2015
33%
2013
19%
2011-2012
20%
2010-2011
43%
2009-2010
40%
2009
20%
2007-2008
30%
2007
50%
2005-2006
20%
2004
13%
2003
56%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
27%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
31%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
75%
2017
85%
2015-2016
89%
2015
66%
2013-2014
87%
2013
63%
2011
73%
2009-2010
62%
2009
67%
2007-2008
83%
2007
70%
2005-2006
50%
2005
56%
2004
56%
2003
50%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
50%
1999
0%
1997
25%
1995-1996
75%
1995
0%
2006
85%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
57%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
75%
2003-2004
86%
2015-2016
85%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
90%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
93%
2000
83%
1999
91%
1998
100%
1997
93%
1995-1996
92%
1995
77%
2015-2016
80%
2015
75%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
54%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
77%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
33%
2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
73%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
80%
2009
100%
2009-2010
78%
2003
78%
2003
64%
2012-2013
51%
2015-2016
51%
2015
65%
2013-2014
62%
2012
56%
2011-2012
87%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
58%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
79%
2001-2002
80%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
27%
2015-2016
64%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
57%
2011
50%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
77%
2003-2004
77%
2003
100%
2011
65%
2007-2008
81%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
60%
2010
60%
2010
38%
2003-2004
38%
2003-2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
18%
2001-2002
18%
2001-2002
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
37%
1997-1998
37%
1997-1998
45%
1997
45%
1997
23%
1995-1996
23%
1995-1996
92%
2003-2004
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
83%
2007
0%
2004
25%
2003
0%
2001-2002
33%
2016
33%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
38%
2003-2004
38%
2003-2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
18%
2001-2002
18%
2001-2002
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
37%
1997-1998
37%
1997-1998
45%
1997
45%
1997
23%
1995-1996
23%
1995-1996
6%
2017
6%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
35%
2015-2016
30%
2015
44%
2013-2014
23%
2011-2012
60%
2011
31%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
33
2007
36%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
7%
2001-2002
0%
2001
31%
2000
33%
1999
6%
1997-1998
0%
1997
12%
1996
100%
1997-1998
0%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
42%
2011
70
2008
56
2007
38%
2005
17%
2004
50%
2003
39%
2015
30%
2014
38%
2013
33%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
59%
2014
100%
1997-1998
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
30%
2013-2014
30%
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
000%
1995-1996
000%
1995-1996
100%
2014
100%
2014
83%
2014
83%
2014
35%
2017
28%
2015-2016
38%
2015
36%
2013
30%
2011
43%
2009-2010
40%
2009
40%
2007-2008
44%
2007
39%
2005-2006
43%
2005
23%
2003-2004
15%
2003
33%
2001-2002
36%
2001
27%
2000
27%
1999
18%
1995-1996
30%
2005-2006
57%
2005
0%
1998
0%
2007
0%
2001-2002
89%
2013
100%
2014
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
41%
2017
84%
2016
96%
2016
88%
2015
83%
2014
76%
2014
84%
2013
84%
2013
84%
2012
67%
2012
85%
2011
60%
2011
86%
2010
65%
2010
88%
2009
83%
2009
58%
2008
71%
2007
79%
2006
80%
2005
79%
2004
92%
2003
96%
2002
92%
2001
96%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
72%
2017-2018
72%
2017-2018
74%
2015-2016
74%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
81%
2015
71%
2015
80%
2014
69%
2014
80%
2014
69%
2014
84%
2009-2010
84%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
55%
2007
95%
2006
86%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
82%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
74%
2004
86%
2011-2012
84%
2011
95%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
97%
2001-2002
100%
2000
75%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
44
2007-2008
44
2007-2008
53
2007
53
2007
33
2006
33
2006
29
2005
29
2005
86%
2018
76%
2016
67%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
66%
2011
66%
2011
71%
2010
71%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
94%
2007
94%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
86%
2005
86%
2005
97%
2004
97%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2002
91%
2009-2010
11%
2007
11%
2007
85%
2015-2016
66%
2014
71%
2014
62%
2011-2012
76%
2011
58%
2001-2010
58%
2001-2010
44%
2013
44%
2013
49%
2013
49%
2013
44%
2012
44%
2012
39%
2012
39%
2012
64%
2011
64%
2011
42%
2011
42%
2011
33%
2011
33%
2011
57%
2010
57%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
66%
2009
66%
2009
58%
2009
58%
2009
54%
2008
54%
2008
65%
2008
65%
2008
58%
2007
58%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
42%
2006
42%
2006
46.5%
2006
46.5%
2006
48%
2005
48%
2005
49%
2005
49%
2005
51%
2005
51%
2005
66%
2004
66%
2004
50%
2003
50%
2003
58%
2003
58%
2003
65%
2002
65%
2002
51%
2002
51%
2002
58%
2001
58%
2001
88%
2000
88%
2000
97%
1999
97%
1999
60%
1999
60%
1999
93%
1998
93%
1998
79%
1996
79%
1996