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Brian Bilbray'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.

50%
2010
100%
2009
82%
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
65%
1999-2000
10%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
49%
1999
29%
1997
45%
1996
83%
2011
100%
2009-2010
42%
2007-2008
67%
2005-2006
57%
1999-2000
58%
1999
60%
1997-1998
58%
1997
67%
1996
100%
2009-2010
66%
2009-2010
23%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
44%
1999
70%
1995-1996
42%
2007
31%
2011-2012
31%
2011-2012
15%
2007-2008
100%
2007
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
37
2007-2008
37
2007-2008
44%
1998
43%
1997
27%
1996
20%
1995
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2007
100%
2011
0%
2005-2006
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
18%
2011
43%
2009-2010
40%
2009
33%
2007-2008
20%
2007
31%
2011-2012
31%
2011-2012
66%
2012
66%
2012
59%
2012
59%
2012
43%
2012
43%
2012
58%
2012
58%
2012
35%
2012
35%
2012
44%
2012
44%
2012
33%
2012
33%
2012
51%
2011
51%
2011
62%
2011
62%
2011
49%
2011
49%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
54%
2011
54%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
37%
2011
37%
2011
69%
2010
69%
2010
67%
2010
67%
2010
33%
2010
33%
2010
31%
2010
31%
2010
34%
2010
34%
2010
33%
2010
33%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
24%
2009
24%
2009
0%
2009
78%
2009
78%
2009
28%
2009
28%
2009
22%
2009
22%
2009
71%
2009
71%
2009
73%
2009
73%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
16%
2008
16%
2008
13%
2008
13%
2008
65%
2008
65%
2008
84%
2008
84%
2008
82%
2008
82%
2008
22%
2008
22%
2008
34%
2008
34%
2008
78%
2008
78%
2008
72%
2007
72%
2007
84%
2007
84%
2007
67%
2007
67%
2007
79.3%
2007
79.3%
2007
31%
2007
31%
2007
16%
2007
16%
2007
20.7%
2007
20.7%
2007
0%
2007
27%
2006
27%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
85%
1999
85%
1999
50%
1999
50%
1999
15%
1999
15%
1999
50%
1999
50%
1999
49%
1999
49%
1999
50%
1999
50%
1999
62%
1998
62%
1998
54%
1998
54%
1998
46%
1998
46%
1998
46%
1998
46%
1998
34%
1998
34%
1998
54%
1998
54%
1998
52%
1996
52%
1996
59%
1996
59%
1996
47%
1996
47%
1996
53%
1996
53%
1996
41%
1996
41%
1996
47%
1996
47%
1996
81%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007
50%
2006
33%
2007-2008
33
2007
66%
2007
66%
2007
82%
2009
100%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
100%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2011
75%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
20%
2010
20%
2010
47%
1997-1998
47%
1997-1998
36%
1997
36%
1997
34%
1995-1996
34%
1995-1996
75%
1997-1998
0%
2011
40
2008
0
2007
22%
2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
64%
1999
71%
1997-1998
71%
1997-1998
56%
1995-1996
56%
1995-1996
29%
1997-1998
50%
2007
0%
2007
100%
2007
33%
2007
90%
1995-1996
90%
1995-1996
100%
2009
82%
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
65%
1999-2000
92%
2011
95%
2009-2010
77%
2007-2008
60%
2005-2006
57%
2000
50%
1997-1998
50%
1995-1996
36
2007-2008
36
2007-2008
27
2007
27
2007
40
2006
40
2006
45%
2011
45%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
88%
2007
88%
2007
75%
2006
75%
2006
100%
2009-2010
11%
2007
11%
2007
71%
2011
95%
2001-2010
95%
2001-2010
A
2010
70%
2011
50%
2011
80%
2010
69%
2009-2010
69%
2009-2010
66%
2009-2010
66%
2009-2010
78%
2009-2010
78%
2009-2010
50%
2009
60%
2009
70%
2009
63%
2007-2008
63%
2007-2008
50%
2007
48%
1999
30%
1998
38%
1997
54%
1995-1996
54%
1995-1996
5%
2011-2012
3%
2009-2010
56
2009-2010
24%
2009-2010
30%
2009
0%
2007-2008
19%
2007-2008
57%
2005-2006
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
80%
1997
64%
1996
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
14%
2007
95%
2001-2010
95%
2001-2010
21%
2011
21%
2011
13%
2010
13%
2010
8%
2009
8%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2008
9%
2007
9%
2007
8%
2006
8%
2006
45%
1999
45%
1999
38%
1998
38%
1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
20%
1996
20%
1996
25%
1995
25%
1995
17%
2007
0%
2011
81%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007
50%
2006
100%
2009
82%
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
65%
1999-2000
46%
1998
66%
1997
48%
1996
57%
1995
0%
2011
40
2008
0
2007
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
33%
2007
0%
2005-2006
47%
1997-1998
47%
1997-1998
36%
1997
36%
1997
34%
1995-1996
34%
1995-1996
35%
2009
35%
2009
90%
1995-1996
90%
1995-1996
33%
2007-2008
33
2007
0%
2005-2006
42%
2007
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
100%
2011
36
2007-2008
36
2007-2008
27
2007
27
2007
40
2006
40
2006
18%
2011
43%
2009-2010
40%
2009
33%
2007-2008
20%
2007
22%
2012
12%
2011
27%
2009
46%
2008
31%
2011-2012
31%
2011-2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
39%
2012
21%
2011-2012
42%
2011
17%
2011
30%
2010
48%
2010
25%
2009-2010
21%
2009
30%
2007-2008
25%
2007
0%
2006
73%
1999-2000
75%
1999
66%
1998
50%
1997
46%
1995-1996
0%
2007
100%
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
100%
2009
82%
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
65%
1999-2000
100%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
50%
1999-2000
67%
1997-1998
78%
1997
66%
1995-1996
45%
2011
45%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
88%
2007
88%
2007
75%
2006
75%
2006
0%
2007
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
86%
1999
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997
70%
1996
35%
2009
35%
2009
81%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007
50%
2006
100%
2011
100%
2011
11%
2007
11%
2007
71%
2011