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Thomas Coburn's Ratings and Endorsements

Deceased

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%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
1999-2000
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
89%
1996
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
50%
2011
50%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
76%
2005-2006
70%
1999
87%
1995-1996
0%
2007
25%
2013-2014
25%
2013-2014
25%
2013
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
20%
2007-2008
25%
2013-2014
25%
2013-2014
25%
2013
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
83%
2013
83%
2013
86%
2013
86%
2013
9%
2013
16%
2013
16%
2013
90%
2013
90%
2013
15%
2013
15%
2013
82%
2013
82%
2013
16%
2012
16%
2012
21%
2012
21%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
97%
2012
97%
2012
77%
2012
77%
2012
77%
2012
77%
2012
15%
2012
15%
2012
2%
2012
94%
2011
94%
2011
0%
2011
96%
2011
96%
2011
4%
2011
0%
2011
0%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
13%
2010
13%
2010
86%
2010
86%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
87%
2010
87%
2010
13%
2010
13%
2010
10%
2009
10%
2009
87%
2009
87%
2009
84%
2009
84%
2009
0%
2009
0%
2009
7%
2009
93%
2009
93%
2009
97%
2009
97%
2009
84%
2008
84%
2008
8%
2008
92%
2008
92%
2008
0%
2008
5%
2008
79%
2008
79%
2008
0%
2008
94%
2008
94%
2008
87%
2007
87%
2007
85%
2007
85%
2007
20%
2007
20%
2007
9%
2007
13%
2007
13%
2007
79%
2007
79%
2007
86%
2007
86%
2007
15%
2007
15%
2007
82%
2006
82%
2006
65%
2006
65%
2006
21.2%
2006
21.2%
2006
18%
2006
18%
2006
0%
2006
32%
2006
32%
2006
76%
2006
76%
2006
78.8%
2006
78.8%
2006
94%
2005
94%
2005
0%
2005
91%
2005
91%
2005
74%
2005
74%
2005
77%
2005
77%
2005
9%
2005
0%
2005
0%
2005
23%
1999
23%
1999
90%
1999
90%
1999
64%
1999
64%
1999
76%
1999
76%
1999
35%
1999
35%
1999
10%
1999
10%
1999
0%
1998
93%
1998
93%
1998
97%
1998
97%
1998
72%
1998
72%
1998
26%
1998
26%
1998
0%
1998
23%
1996
23%
1996
39%
1996
39%
1996
77%
1996
77%
1996
61%
1996
61%
1996
54%
1996
54%
1996
45%
1996
45%
1996
25%
2005
97%
2014
94%
2014
94%
2014
94%
2011-2012
94%
2011-2012
97%
2011-2012
97%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
90%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2014
100%
2014
85%
2005-2006
0
2007
75%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
72%
2013-2014
42%
2013-2014
15%
2013-2014
70%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005
97%
2005
97%
2005
33%
2012-2013
0%
2006
75%
2012
64%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
50%
1999-2006
88%
2005-2006
0%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
28%
2011
77%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
92%
2005-2006
33%
2010
33%
2010
8%
2005-2006
8%
2005-2006
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
26%
1997-1998
26%
1997-1998
27%
1997
27%
1997
26%
1995-1996
26%
1995-1996
9%
2006
100%
1997-1998
33%
2011
0
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
65%
2011-2012
65%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
9%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
000%
1995-1996
000%
1995-1996
4%
1997-1998
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
1999-2000
93%
2011-2012
90%
2011
96%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
75%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
17
2007-2008
17
2007-2008
7
2007
29
2006
29
2006
7
2005
81%
2014
81%
2013
81%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
95%
2009
95%
2009
87%
2008
87%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
75%
2005
75%
2005
100%
2009-2010
28%
2007
28%
2007
89%
2011-2012
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
A
2010
100%
2014
100%
2014
95%
2014
85%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
90%
2013
81%
2011-2012
81%
2011-2012
72%
2011
70%
2011
100%
2010
96%
2009-2010
96%
2009-2010
97%
2009-2010
97%
2009-2010
89%
2009-2010
89%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2009
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
100%
2007
60%
2006
81%
1999
80%
1998
74%
1997
69%
1995-1996
69%
1995-1996
40
2013-2014
63%
2011-2012
6%
2011-2012
21%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
68
2009-2010
20%
2009
75%
2007-2008
6%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
92%
2005-2006
82%
1997
79%
1996
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
4%
2007
8%
2005-2006
13%
2005
0%
2001-2004
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
11%
2012
11%
2012
11%
2011
11%
2011
8%
2010
8%
2010
40%
2009
40%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2008
9%
2007
9%
2007
33%
2006
33%
2006
22%
2005
22%
2005
27%
1999
27%
1999
0%
1998
0%
1998
33%
1997
33%
1997
0%
1996
0%
1996
33%
1995
33%
1995
94%
2014
94%
2014
97%
2014
94%
2011-2012
94%
2011-2012
97%
2011-2012
97%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
90%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
1999-2000
63%
1998
40%
1997
32%
1996
59%
1995
33%
2011
0
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
100%
2014
100%
2014
0%
2011-2012
33%
2012
14%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
17%
2005-2006
17%
2005-2006
8%
2005-2006
8%
2005-2006
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
26%
1997-1998
26%
1997-1998
27%
1997
27%
1997
26%
1995-1996
26%
1995-1996
0%
2009
0%
2009
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2000