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Wally Herger, Jr.'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.

100%
2010
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
92%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
100%
2009
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2009-2010
0%
2001
66%
2009-2010
61%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2000
91%
1999
95%
1995-1996
86%
1993-1994
42%
2007
8%
2011-2012
8%
2011-2012
7%
2007-2008
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
40%
1991-1992
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
20%
2003-2004
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
42%
1999-2000
42%
1999-2000
44%
1998
83%
1997
47%
1996
30%
1995
25%
1994
22%
1993
14%
2007-2008
14%
2007-2008
5%
2005-2006
5%
2005-2006
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
50%
2011
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
17%
2000
33
2007-2008
33
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
8%
2011-2012
8%
2011-2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
12%
2012
12%
2012
89%
2012
89%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
15%
2012
15%
2012
0%
2012
15%
2012
15%
2012
86%
2011
86%
2011
14%
2011
14%
2011
9%
2011
21%
2011
21%
2011
86%
2011
86%
2011
0%
2011
79%
2011
79%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
85%
2010
85%
2010
0%
2010
94%
2010
94%
2010
88%
2010
88%
2010
94%
2010
94%
2010
0%
2010
7%
2010
6%
2010
89%
2009
89%
2009
0%
2009
89%
2009
89%
2009
10%
2009
10%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
9%
2009
90%
2009
90%
2009
11%
2009
11%
2009
0%
2008
91%
2008
91%
2008
17%
2008
17%
2008
9%
2008
95%
2008
95%
2008
91.5%
2008
91.5%
2008
3%
2008
83%
2008
83%
2008
27%
2007
27%
2007
22.2%
2007
22.2%
2007
77.8%
2007
77.8%
2007
31%
2007
31%
2007
8%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
92%
2007
92%
2007
69%
2007
69%
2007
8%
2006
86%
2006
86%
2006
91%
2006
91%
2006
93.5%
2006
93.5%
2006
6.5%
2006
6.5%
2006
98%
2006
98%
2006
0%
2006
6%
2006
42%
2005
42%
2005
55%
2005
55%
2005
0%
2005
82%
2005
82%
2005
18%
2005
18%
2005
3%
2005
94%
2005
94%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
95%
2004
95%
2004
68%
2004
68%
2004
25%
2004
25%
2004
91%
2004
91%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
30%
2003
30%
2003
95%
2003
95%
2003
12%
2003
12%
2003
88%
2003
88%
2003
70%
2003
70%
2003
91%
2003
91%
2003
0%
2002
35%
2002
35%
2002
18%
2002
18%
2002
91%
2002
91%
2002
0%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
60%
2002
60%
2002
82%
2002
82%
2002
0%
2001
20%
2001
20%
2001
41%
2001
41%
2001
60%
2001
60%
2001
94%
2001
94%
2001
69%
2001
69%
2001
61%
2000
61%
2000
38%
2000
38%
2000
0%
2000
0%
2000
94%
2000
94%
2000
79%
2000
79%
2000
96%
1999
96%
1999
0%
1999
0%
1999
0%
1999
84%
1999
84%
1999
97%
1999
97%
1999
83%
1998
83%
1998
79%
1998
79%
1998
19%
1998
19%
1998
0%
1998
7%
1998
97%
1998
97%
1998
0%
1996
82%
1996
82%
1996
72%
1996
72%
1996
79%
1996
79%
1996
0%
1996
24%
1996
24%
1996
0%
2003
95%
2011-2012
95%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
16%
2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
33
2007
85%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
50%
2007
50%
2007
94%
2009
100%
2009-2010
99%
2003
99%
2003
100%
2011-2012
72%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
7%
1999-2000
5%
1997-1998
5%
1997-1998
18%
1997
18%
1997
11%
1995-1996
11%
1995-1996
25%
2003-2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
1997-1998
0%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
20
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
11%
2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
17%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
1991-1992
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
92%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
97%
2004
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
93%
2001-2002
92%
2000
75%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
4
2007-2008
4
2007-2008
0
2007
17
2006
17
2006
-4
2005
-4
2005
61%
2011
61%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
90%
2008
90%
2008
82%
2007
82%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
87%
2005
87%
2005
97%
2004
97%
2004
92%
2003
92%
2003
93%
2002
93%
2002
100%
2009-2010
20%
2007
20%
2007
100%
2011
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
A
2010
80%
2011
75%
2011
90%
2010
83%
2009-2010
83%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
90%
2009
80%
2009
85%
2009
62%
2007-2008
62%
2007-2008
70%
2007
40%
2006
38%
2005
70%
2004
50%
2004
38%
2003
50%
2002
80%
2001
67%
2000
70%
1999
70%
1998
49%
1997
66%
1995-1996
66%
1995-1996
0%
2001-2002
2%
2011-2012
20%
2009-2010
6%
2009-2010
67
2009-2010
23%
2009
0%
2007-2008
19%
2007-2008
71%
2005-2006
100%
2009-2010
91%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
72%
1998-2002
90%
1997
93%
1996
16%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2005
9%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
13%
2011
13%
2011
25%
2010
25%
2010
8%
2009
8%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2007
7%
2006
7%
2006
8%
2005
8%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
2000
27%
1999
27%
1999
0%
1998
0%
1998
17%
1997
17%
1997
0%
1996
0%
1996
0%
1995
0%
1995
17%
2007
90%
2011-2012
90%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
16%
2006
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
92%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
49%
2000
65%
1999
33%
1998
58%
1997
40%
1996
55%
1995