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Dean Heller'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.

91%
2015-2016
86%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
0%
2016
15%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
71%
2007-2008
100%
2015-2016
75%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
33%
2014
75%
2011
66%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
7%
2007-2008
14%
2015-2016
14%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
75%
2005-2006
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
19%
2013
19%
2013
7%
2013
70%
2013
70%
2013
20%
2013
20%
2013
78%
2013
78%
2013
29%
2013
29%
2013
92%
2013
92%
2013
62%
2012
62%
2012
64%
2012
64%
2012
60%
2012
60%
2012
59%
2012
59%
2012
39%
2012
39%
2012
35%
2012
35%
2012
39%
2012
39%
2012
40%
2012
40%
2012
35%
2011
35%
2011
64%
2011
64%
2011
0%
2011
71%
2011
71%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
29%
2011
29%
2011
76%
2011
76%
2011
24%
2011
24%
2011
0%
2010
26%
2010
26%
2010
18%
2010
18%
2010
77%
2010
77%
2010
18%
2010
18%
2010
74%
2010
74%
2010
83%
2010
83%
2010
88%
2010
88%
2010
74%
2009
74%
2009
24%
2009
24%
2009
21%
2009
21%
2009
26%
2009
26%
2009
79%
2009
79%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
73%
2009
73%
2009
0%
2009
8%
2008
72%
2008
72%
2008
42%
2008
42%
2008
32%
2008
32%
2008
89%
2008
89%
2008
68%
2008
68%
2008
57%
2008
57%
2008
28%
2008
28%
2008
72%
2007
72%
2007
27%
2007
27%
2007
0%
2007
21%
2007
21%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
78.5%
2007
78.5%
2007
21.5%
2007
21.5%
2007
25%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
90%
2016
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
87%
2015
89%
2015
89%
2014
88%
2014
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
66%
2007-2008
66
2007
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
84%
2015-2016
82%
2015
71%
2013-2014
54%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
76%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
62%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
100%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
82%
2009
100%
2009-2010
66%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
0%
2009-2010
96%
2015-2016
95%
2015
88%
2013-2014
91%
2012
82%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
60
2007-2008
0%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
57%
2011
100%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2016
0%
2016
9%
2017
9%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
0%
2016
0%
2016
23%
2011
40
2008
20
2007
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
57%
2015-2016
57%
2015-2016
0%
2014
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
50%
2007
0%
2007
33%
2007
0%
2007
100%
2014
100%
2014
33%
2007-2008
0%
2007
91%
2015-2016
86%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
18
2007-2008
18
2007-2008
13
2007
13
2007
58%
2016
56%
2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
25%
2013
25%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
36%
2011
36%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
95%
2009
95%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
94%
2007
94%
2007
100%
2009-2010
15%
2007
15%
2007
55%
2015-2016
68%
2014
75%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2001-2010
94%
2001-2010
A
2010
100%
2014
100%
2014
25
2007
40
2013-2014
13%
2011-2012
56%
2011-2012
29%
2009-2010
6%
2009-2010
48
2009-2010
34%
2009
24%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
71%
2005-2006
87%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
14%
2007
94%
2001-2010
94%
2001-2010
0%
2013
0%
2013
50%
2012
50%
2012
12%
2011
12%
2011
14%
2010
14%
2010
8%
2009
8%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2008
9%
2007
9%
2007
17%
2007
33%
2011
92%
2017-2018
92%
2017-2018
90%
2016
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
89%
2015
87%
2015
89%
2014
88%
2014
82%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
100%
2007
91%
2015-2016
86%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
23%
2011
40
2008
20
2007
100%
2014
100%
2014
20%
2011-2012
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
67%
2007
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
31%
2009
31%
2009
74%
2015-2016
74%
2015-2016
100%
2007
0%
2007-2008
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
66%
2007-2008
66
2007
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
18
2007-2008
18
2007-2008
13
2007
13
2007
11%
2015-2016
11%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
14%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
9%
2011
27%
2009
8%
2008
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
11%
2018
3%
2017-2018
0%
2017
11%
2017
13%
2016
24%
2016
14%
2015-2016
5%
2015
12%
2014
17%
2013-2014
13%
2013
23%
2013
7%
2012
11%
2012
6%
2011-2012
14%
2011
11%
2011
14%
2010
10%
2010
8%
2009-2010
7%
2009
18%
2007-2008
15%
2007