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Lynn Woolsey'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.

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2010
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2009
5%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
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2003-2004
100%
2011
100%
2010
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2009
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1996
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2009-2010
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2005-2006
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
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1997-1998
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1997
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1996
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1995-2003
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1995-1998
98%
1993-1996
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2009-2010
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2001
33%
2009-2010
81%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
17%
2000
18%
1999
36%
1995-1996
0%
1993-1994
85%
2007
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
19%
2001-2002
19%
2001-2002
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
83%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
100%
1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
78%
1995
89%
1994
89%
1993
100%
2007
Pro Hemp
2002
Pro Hemp
2002
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
50%
2011
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
100%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
83%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995
92%
1993-1994
0%
2006
0%
2012
0%
2012
6%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
93%
2012
93%
2012
95%
2012
95%
2012
89%
2012
89%
2012
8%
2011
0%
2011
88%
2011
88%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
92%
2011
92%
2011
93%
2011
93%
2011
7%
2011
77%
2010
77%
2010
90%
2010
90%
2010
93%
2010
93%
2010
90%
2010
90%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2010
22%
2010
22%
2010
10%
2010
10%
2010
39%
2009
39%
2009
61%
2009
61%
2009
89%
2009
89%
2009
0%
2009
14%
2009
14%
2009
20%
2009
20%
2009
82%
2009
82%
2009
80%
2009
80%
2009
69%
2008
69%
2008
66%
2008
66%
2008
33%
2008
33%
2008
32.7%
2008
32.7%
2008
66%
2008
66%
2008
33%
2008
33%
2008
67%
2008
67%
2008
31%
2008
31%
2008
0%
2007
71%
2007
71%
2007
92%
2007
92%
2007
82%
2007
82%
2007
13.8%
2007
13.8%
2007
0%
2007
86.2%
2007
86.2%
2007
28%
2007
28%
2007
90%
2006
90%
2006
9%
2006
4.5%
2006
4.5%
2006
95.5%
2006
95.5%
2006
97%
2006
97%
2006
95%
2006
95%
2006
0%
2006
0%
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2005
6%
2005
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88%
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88%
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96%
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96%
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4%
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8%
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4%
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88%
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88%
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89%
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89%
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93%
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93%
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15%
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15%
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8%
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84%
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84%
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92%
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92%
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6%
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89%
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83%
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83%
1999
87%
1999
87%
1999
0%
1999
16%
1999
16%
1999
0%
1999
15%
1998
15%
1998
79%
1998
79%
1998
85%
1998
85%
1998
11%
1998
11%
1998
84%
1998
84%
1998
0%
1998
0%
1996
0%
1996
0%
1996
89%
1996
89%
1996
88%
1996
88%
1996
90%
1996
90%
1996
33%
2003
14%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
6%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
16%
2005-2006
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2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2009
3%
2003
3%
2003
8%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
22%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
95%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
95%
1997-1998
95%
1997-1998
91%
1997
91%
1997
92%
1995-1996
92%
1995-1996
80%
2003-2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2011
89
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
67%
2012
17%
2006-2012
17%
2006-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2001
100%
1999-2000
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1999-2000
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1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
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1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
95%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
1998
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
0%
2009
5%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
5%
2004
3%
2011
4%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
8%
2005-2006
10%
2003-2004
8%
2003
14%
2001-2002
15%
2000
25%
1997-1998
25%
1995-1996
38%
2011
38%
2011
22%
2010
22%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2009
37%
2008
37%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
13%
2005
13%
2005
3%
2004
3%
2004
4%
2003
4%
2003
13%
2002
13%
2002
100%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
4%
2001-2010
4%
2001-2010
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2010
30%
2011
20%
2011
13%
2010
17%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
16%
2009-2010
16%
2009-2010
20%
2009
10%
2009
15%
2009
30%
2007-2008
30%
2007-2008
40%
2007
37%
2006
25%
2005
50%
2004
0%
2004
38%
2003
30%
2002
5%
2001
20%
2000
23%
1999
20%
1998
22%
1997
24%
1995-1996
24%
1995-1996
100%
2001-2002
91%
2011-2012
68%
2009-2010
84%
2009-2010
0
2009-2010
84%
2009
90%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
8%
2005-2006
28%
1998-2002
15%
1997
15%
1996
33%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
85%
2007
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
4%
2001-2010
4%
2001-2010
100%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
83%
2009
83%
2009
89%
2008
89%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
93%
2006
93%
2006
92%
2005
92%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2002
88%
2001
88%
2001
80%
2000
80%
2000
81%
1999
81%
1999
75%
1998
75%
1998
100%
1997
100%
1997
90%
1996
90%
1996
100%
1995
100%
1995
14%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
6%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2009
5%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
35%
2000
44%
1999
29%
1998
65%
1997
43%
1996