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Lincoln Chafee'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.

57%
2003
13%
2001-2002
16%
1999-2000
65%
2005
100%
2004
90%
2003
0%
2001
90%
2000
100%
1999
0%
2001-2002
16%
1999-2000
100%
2002
83%
2000
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
57%
1999-2000
57%
1999-2000
80%
2003
100%
2001-2002
58%
2003-2004
60%
2000
50%
2005
39%
2003
0%
2003
43%
2003-2004
62%
2003
0%
2003-2004
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
2001
55%
2003
55%
2003
58%
2001-2002
58%
2001-2002
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
67%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
50%
2001
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
2001
100%
2001
50%
2005
57%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
71%
2006
57%
2003
13%
2001-2002
16%
1999-2000
16%
2004
36%
2003-2004
44%
2003
25%
2001-2002
40%
2000
87
2005
87
2005
60%
2004
60%
2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
42%
2002
42%
2002
40%
2005
40%
2005
42%
2005
42%
2005
54%
2004
54%
2004
47%
2003
47%
2003
44%
2003
44%
2003
50%
2002
50%
2002
49%
2002
49%
2002
51%
2001
51%
2001
45%
2000
45%
2000
47%
1999
47%
1999
38%
1999
38%
1999
50%
2004
45%
2002
55%
2001
31%
2000
44%
1999
51%
2016
31%
1998-2002
63%
2005
33%
2001-2004
33%
2000
33%
1999-2000
34%
2000
50%
2005
57%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2002
47%
1999
47%
1999
100%
2002
33%
2004
33%
2000-2007
33%
2000-2007
0%
2003
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
67%
2002
0%
2001
87
2005
87
2005
72%
2003-2004
79%
2003
68%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
67%
2001-2002
80%
1999-2000
80%
2003
80%
2003
71%
2006
60%
2004
35%
2003
35%
2002
30%
2001
45%
2000
68%
1999
25%
2005
25%
2005
36%
2003-2004
36%
2003-2004
47%
2003
47%
2003
46%
2002
46%
2002
47%
2001
47%
2001
44%
2000
44%
2000
36%
2001-2002
41%
1999-2000
49%
2004
46%
2003
52%
2002
49%
2001
45%
2005
55%
2005
53%
2004
70
2003
70
2003
70
2003
51
2002
51
2002
51
2002
47%
2001
38%
2000
67%
2014
57%
2014
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
50%
1997-1998
50%
1997-1998
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
-2
2001-2002
31%
1998-2002
33%
2001-2004
33%
2000
33%
1999-2000
58%
2005
58%
2005
43%
2004
43%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2003
54%
2003
44%
2003
44%
2003
48%
2002
48%
2002
49%
2002
49%
2002
48%
2001
48%
2001
45%
2000
45%
2000
54%
2000
54%
2000
60%
1999
60%
1999
38%
1999
38%
1999
33%
2004
13%
2004
13%
2004
40%
2003
40%
2003
60%
2002
60%
2002
29%
2001
29%
2001
33%
2000
33%
2000
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
50%
1999
63%
2005
51%
2001
51%
2001
100%
2001
100%
2001
40%
2006
67%
2005-2006
100%
2001
100%
2003
50%
2004
40%
2003
0%
1996-1998
0%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2001
5%
2003-2006
5%
2003-2006
8%
2003-2005
8%
2003-2005
16%
1989-2013
16%
1989-2013
24%
1989-2003
24%
1989-2003
56%
1989-2002
56%
1989-2002
28%
1989-2001
28%
1989-2001
80%
2001-2002
100%
2005
86%
2003-2004
86%
2003-2004
86%
2003
40%
2002
25%
2001
100%
2000
0%
2012
88%
2003-2004
46%
2003-2004
0%
2000
50%
2005
67%
2005-2006
58%
2005
58%
2005
43%
2004
43%
2004
53%
2003
53%
2003
52%
2003
52%
2003
54%
2003
54%
2003
50%
2002
50%
2002
48%
2002
48%
2002
48%
2001
48%
2001
54%
2000
54%
2000
60%
1999
60%
1999
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002