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Pete Stark'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.

10%
2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
6%
2001-2002
4%
1999-2000
0%
2003-2004
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2007
100%
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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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1997-1998
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1997
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1996
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2010
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2002
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2001
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1995-2003
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1995-1998
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1993-1996
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
33%
2009-2010
41%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
0%
2000
9%
1999
11%
1995-1996
7%
1993-1994
85%
2007
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
6%
2001-2002
6%
2001-2002
60%
1991-1992
75%
2009-2010
75%
2009-2010
37
2007-2008
37
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
82%
1999-2000
82%
1999-2000
75%
1998
67%
1997
62%
1996
100%
1995
88%
1994
78%
1993
68%
2007-2008
68%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
0%
2007
Pro Hemp
2002
Pro Hemp
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
33%
2011
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2009
100%
2007-2008
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2007
100%
2005-2006
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2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
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2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
87%
2009-2010
85%
2009
75%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995
92%
1993-1994
0%
2006
93%
2012
93%
2012
89%
2012
89%
2012
95%
2012
95%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
6%
2012
80%
2011
80%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
92%
2011
92%
2011
8%
2011
7%
2011
93%
2011
93%
2011
0%
2011
88%
2011
88%
2011
70%
2010
70%
2010
73%
2010
73%
2010
80%
2010
80%
2010
30%
2010
30%
2010
0%
2010
27%
2010
27%
2010
20%
2010
20%
2010
93%
2010
93%
2010
64%
2009
64%
2009
71%
2009
71%
2009
0%
2009
89%
2009
89%
2009
53%
2009
53%
2009
47%
2009
47%
2009
30%
2009
30%
2009
36%
2009
36%
2009
73%
2008
73%
2008
31%
2008
31%
2008
83%
2008
83%
2008
68%
2008
68%
2008
27.2%
2008
27.2%
2008
67%
2008
67%
2008
33%
2008
33%
2008
17%
2008
17%
2008
61%
2007
61%
2007
67%
2007
67%
2007
0%
2007
31%
2007
31%
2007
75.2%
2007
75.2%
2007
24.8%
2007
24.8%
2007
38%
2007
38%
2007
92%
2007
92%
2007
8.5%
2006
8.5%
2006
95%
2006
95%
2006
78%
2006
78%
2006
21%
2006
21%
2006
91.5%
2006
91.5%
2006
97%
2006
97%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
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0%
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0%
2005
2%
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98%
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88%
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88%
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81%
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81%
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92%
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92%
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80%
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16%
2000
16%
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0%
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54%
1999
54%
1999
46%
1999
46%
1999
19%
1999
19%
1999
0%
1999
81%
1999
81%
1999
87%
1999
87%
1999
93%
1998
93%
1998
0%
1998
79%
1998
79%
1998
0%
1998
18%
1998
18%
1998
82%
1998
82%
1998
0%
1996
0%
1996
0%
1996
90%
1996
90%
1996
88%
1996
88%
1996
89%
1996
89%
1996
100%
2003
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
17%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
18%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2009
25%
2009-2010
6%
2003
6%
2003
8%
2011-2012
44%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
5%
2001-2002
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003
80%
2010
80%
2010
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
87%
1999-2000
87%
1999-2000
79%
1997-1998
79%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
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
90
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
88%
2012
0%
2006-2012
0%
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
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
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1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
1991-1992
100%
1991-1992
95%
2005-2006
100%
2005
95%
1998
6%
1995-1996
6%
1995-1996
10%
2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
6%
2001-2002
4%
1999-2000
2%
2004
4%
2011
9%
2009-2010
22%
2007-2008
8%
2005-2006
5%
2003-2004
8%
2003
19%
2001-2002
8%
2000
25%
1997-1998
0%
1995-1996
41%
2011
41%
2011
12%
2010
12%
2010
5%
2009
5%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
7%
2005
7%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
4%
2003
4%
2003
7%
2002
7%
2002
9%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
4%
2001-2010
4%
2001-2010
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2010
20%
2011
30%
2011
10%
2010
26%
2009-2010
26%
2009-2010
21%
2009-2010
21%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
40%
2009
30%
2009
33%
2009
29%
2007-2008
29%
2007-2008
33%
2007
44%
2006
29%
2005
10%
2004
50%
2004
38%
2003
30%
2002
5%
2001
32%
2000
41%
1999
37%
1998
17%
1997
41%
1995-1996
41%
1995-1996
100%
2001-2002
84%
2011-2012
81%
2009-2010
0
2009-2010
62%
2009-2010
80%
2009
90%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
32%
1998-2002
19%
1997
14%
1996
83%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
85%
2007
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
86%
1999-2000
4%
2001-2010
4%
2001-2010
95%
2011
95%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
91%
2009
91%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
92%
2005
92%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
78%
2003
78%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2002
88%
2001
88%
2001
100%
2000
100%
2000
90%
1999
90%
1999
88%
1998
88%
1998
83%
1997
83%
1997
90%
1996
90%
1996
100%
1995
100%
1995
12%
2011-2012
12%
2011-2012
17%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
10%
2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
6%
2001-2002
4%
1999-2000
63%
2000
91%
1999
79%
1998
38%
1997
48%
1996
40%
1995