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John Shimkus' Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 15, Republican

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0%
2018
100%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
92%
2001-2002
85%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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1999
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1997
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2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
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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
95%
1999-2000
92%
1999
90%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
2015-2016
75%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
66%
2014
94%
2011
66%
2009-2010
61%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2000
20%
2017
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
30%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
17%
2013
29%
2011-2012
29%
2011-2012
23%
2007-2008
93%
2001-2002
93%
2001-2002
33%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
67%
1998
100%
1997
0%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
33%
2003
25%
2001-2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
6%
2015-2016
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
17%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
33%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
17%
2000
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
33%
2003
33%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
30%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
17%
2013
29%
2011-2012
29%
2011-2012
21%
2018
8%
2017
23%
2015-2016
22%
2015
17%
2013-2014
12%
2013
9%
2011-2012
13%
2011
20%
2009-2010
15%
2009
33%
2007-2008
50%
2007
42%
2005-2006
34%
2005
33%
2004
33%
2003
25%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
17%
1999
0%
1997
100%
2006
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
71%
2015-2016
83%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
86%
2000
91%
1999
64%
1998
40%
1997
93%
2015-2016
93%
2015
100%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
50%
2007
50%
2007
43%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
82%
2009
100%
2009-2010
96%
2003
96%
2003
100%
2012-2013
98%
2015-2016
98%
2015
96%
2013-2014
100%
2012
100%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
80%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
91%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
75%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
66%
2011
60%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
9%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
7%
1999-2000
5%
1997-1998
5%
1997-1998
9%
1997
9%
1997
80%
2003-2004
90%
2018
90%
2017
93%
2017
90%
2016
100%
2016
90%
2015
95%
2015
93%
2014
89%
2014
89%
2013
83%
2013
90%
2012
100%
2012
94%
2011
89%
2010
88%
2010
73%
2009
88%
2008
90%
2008
85%
2007
93%
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95%
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80%
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96%
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94%
1998
80%
1997
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2007-2008
50%
2007
0%
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0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
9%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
7%
1999-2000
5%
1997-1998
5%
1997-1998
9%
1997
9%
1997
10%
2017
10%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
4%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
5%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
13%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
0
2007
14%
2005-2006
5%
2003-2004
13%
2001-2002
11%
2001
14%
2000
15%
1999
6%
1997-1998
0%
1997
75%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
50
2008
33
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2013
22%
2012
71%
2006-2012
71%
2006-2012
59%
2014
80%
1997-1998
16%
2015-2016
16%
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
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001
20%
1999-2000
20%
1999-2000
0%
1999
12%
1997-1998
12%
1997-1998
50%
2014
50%
2014
35%
2014
35%
2014
13%
2019
10%
2017
17%
2015-2016
19%
2015
50%
2013
30%
2011
20%
2009-2010
24%
2009
50%
2007-2008
48%
2007
31%
2005-2006
35%
2005
30%
2003-2004
25%
2003
28%
2001-2002
29%
2001
40%
2000
36%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
79%
2019
79%
2018
67%
2018
70%
2017
80%
2017
80%
2016
64%
2016
58%
2015
60%
2014
83%
2014
84%
2013
46%
2013
87%
2012
75%
2012
88%
2011
68%
2011
96%
2010
89%
2010
92%
2009
89%
2009
91%
2008
84%
2007
83%
2006
92%
2005
88%
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80%
2003
100%
2002
92%
2001
80%
2000
80%
1999
88%
1998
88%
1997
91%
2019
82%
2017-2018
82%
2017-2018
96%
2017-2018
96%
2017-2018
80%
2015-2016
80%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
75%
2015
82%
2015
77%
2014
74%
2014
50%
2014
60%
2014
74%
2011-2012
74%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
86%
2007-2008
86%
2007-2008
81%
2007
11%
2006
100%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
92%
2001-2002
85%
1999-2000
94%
2004
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
92%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
100%
2003
90%
2001-2002
79%
2000
50%
1997-1998
12
2007-2008
12
2007-2008
13
2007
13
2007
17
2006
17
2006
0
2005
36%
2018
33%
2016
47%
2014
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
61%
2011
61%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
90%
2008
90%
2008
82%
2007
82%
2007
86%
2006
86%
2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
91%
2004
91%
2004
88%
2003
88%
2003
93%
2002
93%
2002
100%
2009-2010
16%
2007
16%
2007
43%
2017-2018
45%
2015-2016
40%
2014
48%
2011-2012
67%
2011
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
53%
2013
53%
2013
53%
2013
53%
2013
52%
2012
52%
2012
58%
2012
58%
2012
59%
2011
59%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
40%
2011
40%
2011
78%
2010
78%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
75%
2009
75%
2009
76%
2009
76%
2009
74.3%
2008
74.3%
2008
74%
2008
74%
2008
72%
2007
72%
2007
77%
2007
77%
2007
73%
2006
73%
2006
85.2%
2006
85.2%
2006
55%
2005
55%
2005
65%
2005
65%
2005
68%
2005
68%
2005
54%
2004
54%
2004
64%
2003
64%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
60%
2002
60%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
47%
2001
47%
2001
62%
2000
62%
2000
65%
1999
65%
1999
81%
1999
81%
1999
75%
1998
75%
1998
77%
2011-2012
52
2009-2010
27%
2009-2010
43%
2005-2006
67%
2012
53%
2019
52%
2017-2018
52%
2017-2018
52%
2015-2016
52%
2015-2016
55%
2015
63%
2014
53%
2014
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
67%
2013
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
70%
2011
68%
2011
90%
2010
79%
2009-2010
79%
2009-2010
82%
2009-2010
82%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
79%
2009
67%
2009
90%
2009
56%
2007-2008
56%
2007-2008
50%
2007
31%
2006
13%
2005
50%
2004
13%
2004
38%
2003
50%
2002
70%
2001
55%
2000
57%
1999
45%
1998
38%
1997
89%
2017
100%
2016
91%
2015
92%
2014
100%
2013
93%
2012
100%
2011
5%
2011-2012
77%
2011-2012
6%
2009-2010
27%
2009-2010
52
2009-2010
30%
2009
24%
2007-2008
43%
2005-2006
53%
2019